Operations Management Graduate Programme - Ratp Dev

Salary: £26,000
Location: South West, London, North West, Nationwide, Bath, Bournemouth, Manchester
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Distribution & Logistics, Management,


You're smart, savvy and born to be a leader. You're not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get things done. And now you are ready for your career, you're looking for a company to develop yourself. RATP Dev is a place that will offer you great exposure across the operations that are behind the scenes of what enables the buses, coaches and trams to go out each morning and serve the public, an essential part of everyday life!

Transport and Logistics is a unique and varied industry. You will never have one day the same as another. You will be offered interesting rotational placements, tailored training and development, senior mentoring relationships and a competitive compensation package. A place that's so supportive even the CEO takes an interest in your professional development.

RATP Dev UK is part of a larger group - from Manchester to Mumbai, Paris to Pennsylvania, or London to New York, RATP Dev is proud to have over 70 subsidiaries worldwide offering passengers innovative, high-quality services running bus, tram, coach, Metro and rail services. The Group has ambitious plans for expansion which offers bright and fresh thinking employees global career opportunities and professional development!

RATP Dev UK Subsidiaries

  1. London United Busways Ltd
  2. London Sovereign Ltd
  3. Bournemouth Transport Ltd (Yellow Buses)
  4. Bath Bus Company Ltd
  5. Metrolink RATP Dev Ltd (Manchester)
  6. H R Richamond Ltd (Epsom Coaches)
  7. Selwyns Travel Ltd (Runcorn, Manchester, St Helens)
  8. The Original Sightseeing Tour Ltd


Our Operations Management programme runs over 2 years and is designed to give you as much exposure as possible to our business. RATP Dev UK is a large and multifaceted organisation and you will experience working in various departments in both regulated and deregulated businesses.

The programme starts in September 2017 and there will be different, and challenging work placements with interesting job content and practical experience in areas including:

  1. People management
  2. Project management
  3. Service delivery and network review and development
  4. Risk management
  5. Commercial operations including sales, marketing and business development
  6. Budgeting and forecasting

Mentoring from senior managers to support your professional and personal development as well as HR and L&D managers, including (but not limited to)

  1. Project management
  2. IOSH
  3. Trade union negotiation
  4. Contract management
  5. Time management
  6. Presentation skills

At the end of the programme, the Company will consider appointing the operations management graduate to a first line management position.


  1. Ambitious and talented individuals with a degree in business / management and languages, economics, finance or other analytical degree UK equivalent of 2.1 or higher
  2. A full UK driving license
  3. Flexibility in working shifts and rotating between placements, departments and companies
  4. Key competencies and behaviours will include:
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills
  6. Ability to communicate at all levels
  7. Leadership potential
  8. Logical thinker and solutions focused
  9. Commercially aware
  10. Proactive with a can do attitude
  11. Flexible and adaptable

Throughout your application process you will need to demonstrate the following:

  1. Interested in a career in the Transport Industry
  2. Ability to deliver high quality business results
  3. Keen to engage and proactively take on early responsibility
  4. Ability to show empathy towards people and work well at all levels
  5. Resilient, 'can do', pragmatic, flexible and mobile
  6. Self-motivated and takes ownership to progress your own career


There are four phases to the application process. Every phase has been particularly designed to give you an opportunity to impress us but also to give you the opportunity to make sure that RATP Dev UK really is the organisation for you. You will have a dedicated consultant directing you through out each stage of the process.

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