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Graduate Management Programmes

Salary notes: 
Minimum starting salary of £25,000 per year
Job/scheme locations: 
Brighton, Dublin, Hull, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford and Poole
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

On Go Ahead’s two-year management graduate programmes (bus, rail or engineering) you won’t be spending much time behind a desk! You’ll be exposed to the diversity of the business working with a variety of departments to understand the role each plays in making our vision a reality. You'll get stuck into all aspects of operations management from scheduling and customer service to engineering and supervisory roles. To find out more about each individual programme, please check out our website -  but on all our programmes, you can expect shift work alongside real responsibility, coordinating projects that will immediately impact the two-million people travelling on our network each day.

What Go-Ahead can offer you

We care about your career so you can expect:

  • Membership to the Young Bus/Rail Managers’ Network and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Full support from mentors, specialists and your own graduate community - we spend £22million per year on training and development, so make the most of what is on offer
  • To become a manager or supervisor within two years
  • Career progression – a senior manager role within five years – on track to be earning £35-40,000 per year
  • Free travel on many of Go-Ahead’s services

Key requirements

  • A degree in any discipline, all grades considered
  • A passion for enhancing people’s lives through public transport
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Flexibility to complete short placements in other Go-Ahead locations including internationally
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK on a permanent basis

Additionally, we have identified 5 core skills that Go-Ahead graduates need to thrive in the recruitment process, on our graduate scheme and beyond. So make sure you give us plenty of examples of you as a:

  • Action enabler
  • Confidence inspirer
  • Effective communicator
  • Ideas generator
  • Information seeker

How to apply

  • Do your research
  • CV & application form
  • Video interview
  • Assessment centre
  • Final interview

We want to support you to do your best during the application process, so please do get in touch with Helen Francis with any questions. We want our workforce to be inclusive and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, so we particularly welcome applications from people who are underrepresented in our industry, such as women. Additionally, if you have a disability, mental health condition or any other additional needs, please do let us know so we can make any adjustments you require.

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More about this vacancy

London, North East, North West, South East, South West, Yorkshire and the Humber, Ireland
Number of vacancies: 
11 to 20
Extra benefits: 
Free travel on many of Go-Ahead’s services
Degree requirements: 
Skills required: 
Full UK driving licence
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: 
Degree subjects accepted: 
Economics & related, Electrical engineering & related, Geography, Humanities, Leisure, hospitality, tourism & retail, Management, marketing, business & HR, Psychology, Public sector, Social science