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Graduate Engineer at The Go-Ahead Group 

About the role:

Go-Ahead’s two-year graduate engineering programme develops people to become a key part of the engineering management function, and is IMechE accredited, suited to graduates aspiring to gain Incorporated or Chartered status. Our engineering graduates are fast-tracked through an introduction to maintenance workshops and practices, exposed to vehicle design and production, and gain knowledge of emerging technologies. This is all alongside developing the key competencies that should be expected of any great graduate scheme: finances, HR, health & safety, and communication.

Our engineering graduates can expect to be exposed to:

  • Workshop environments – think vehicle inspections, identifying defects, accident repairs etc
  • MOT preparation and testing
  • Responsibilities around Quality and Technical Engineering requirements
  • Fleet maintenance
  • Document and operational management

 

About the Go-Ahead Group:

We are a leading provider of public transport in the UK bus and rail service sectors, delivering over one billion passenger journeys each year. Almost two million journeys take place per day on our bus network – as well as being London’s largest bus operator, we own eight regional UK bus companies. Currently a FTSE250 company employing 29,000 people across the country, we’re also expanding our international bus and rail portfolio. We are strong believers in local brands run by local management for local markets, and so are looking for motivated graduates who will grow and develop into our future operations managers and directors.


Key requirements

Go-Ahead are looking for Engineers with a hands-on, practical approach to complement their degree-level education. Applicants should have:

  • Minimum of a 2:2 in mechanical or electrical / electronic engineering
  • An interest in tinkering with engines and understanding how they work. If you’re the kind of person who likes to take things apart, see how they run and put them back together again, this role will suit you nicely!
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office suite
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK on a permanent basis

What we are looking for:

  • A positive attitude and the ability to inspire confidence in and motivate others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - clear, concise and engaging
  • A customer focus, keen to deliver for Go-Ahead’s vast network of bus and rail users
  • The ability to work with team members at all levels and deal with members of the public
  • Forward-thinking, innovative ideas to drive the business forward
  • Resilience and the ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Skills in problem-solving, analysis and dealing with complex data
  • Time management, methodical thinking, and an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • A collaborative approach – keen to share knowledge and skills
  • A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Determination to succeed and develop yourself personally and professionally

What Go-Ahead can offer you:

  • A full induction to the Group and hosting operating company
  • IMechE membership support
  • Opportunity to achieve CEng status
  • Membership to the Young Bus Managers’ Network: www.youngbusmanagers.org.uk
  • Real responsibility – you’ll be managing teams, dealing with operational challenges and making significant decisions
  • Full support from mentors and specialists to develop your operations management and leadership skills
  • Opportunities to develop and excel – we spend £22million per year on training, so make the most of what is on offer
  • Career progression – a senior manager role within five years
  • Free travel on many of Go-Ahead’s services

Practical information:

Number of roles available: 1

Start date: September 2019

Location: London, with flexibility to move around regional UK sites

Salary: £25,000pa

How to apply:

Apply online by submitting your CV and answering two open-ended questions.  We will close the application form on 6th January 2019, however we process applications on a rolling basis so this date may be brought forward. Candidates can expect to undertake a video interview and an assessment centre as part of the recruitment process. Please apply as soon as you can!

 

Rail Management Graduate at The Go-Ahead Group

Go Achieve

On Go-Ahead’s two-year rail management graduate programme you won’t be spending much time behind a desk! It’s important for you to experience all parts of our business, so you’ll learn about different areas of operations management by being immersed in several different train station environments and working collaboratively with our crew. We expect you to achieve the following:

-       A thorough understanding about how our rail businesses work

-       Understand the basics around operational safety and effectiveness

-       Learn and experience what it means to lead people effectively

The role is hands-on – we trust our employees so you’ll be given plenty of work to do, with real responsibility and not just shadowing others. You’ll be involved in a number of projects and be personally accountable for making sure they are completed. It’s also incredibly varied – you can expect shift-work, hands-on engineering activities and project coordination. It’s varied in terms of location, too – you could be based anywhere on our network from Kings Lynn to London to Poole and anywhere in between. You’ll be making big decisions that will immediately impact our customers, who are travelling on our network each day.

Go Lead

Your career is important to us; we see you as the next generation of Go-Ahead leaders, so we offer mentoring and support to ensure your development.

Realistically, we expect you to become an operations manager after the programme (e.g. station manager, train crew manager or similar), then progressing into a senior manager role within the next five to seven years. Before you know it, you could be managing large teams of people and be responsible for the safe travel for hundreds of thousands of passengers.

Go-Ahead has ambitious plans to grow internationally, so the more flexible you can be in your career, the faster you will progress.

 

Go-Ahead

Have you got what it takes to be part of a world where every journey is taken care of? If yes, please read the key requirements below and apply today.

-       Minimum 2:2 honours degree in any subject

-       Commitment to relocate up to three times during the two-year programme

-       A passion for the transport and rail industry

-       The unrestricted right to work in the UK on a permanent basis

-       This is a safety critical role. This means that a job offer will be conditional on a health assessment against defined criteria (e.g. vision, hearing, physical health) to ensure that you are fit to perform a task effectively and without risk to your own or others’ health and safety

What we are looking for:

-       A positive attitude and the ability to inspire confidence in and motivate others

-       Excellent verbal and written communication skills - clear, concise and engaging

-       A customer focus, keen to deliver for Go-Ahead’s vast network of rail users

-       The ability to work with team members at all levels and deal with members of the public

-       Flexibility to relocate for three different placements (relocation bonus is provided)

-       Forward-thinking, innovative ideas to drive the business forward

-       Resilience and the ability to work in a high-pressure environment

-       Skills in problem-solving, analysis and dealing with complex data

-       Time management, methodical thinking, and an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

-       A collaborative approach – keen to share knowledge and skills

-       A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

-       Determination to succeed and develop yourself personally and professionally

About The Go-Ahead Group:

We are a leading provider of public transport in the UK bus and rail service sectors, delivering over one billion passenger journeys each year. Almost two million journeys take place per day on our bus network – as well as being London’s largest bus operator, we own eight regional UK bus companies. Currently a FTSE250 company employing 29,000 people across the country, we’re also expanding our international bus and rail portfolio. We are strong believers in local brands run by local management for local markets, and so are looking for motivated graduates who will grow and develop into our future operations managers and directors.

 

What Go-Ahead can offer you:

-       A full induction to the Group and host train operating companies

-       Membership to the Young Rail Professionals network: www.youngbusmanagers.org.uk and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

-       Real responsibility – you’ll be managing teams, dealing with operational challenges and making significant decisions

-       Full support from mentors and specialists to develop your operations management and leadership skills

-       Opportunities to develop and excel – we spend £22million per year on training, so make the most of what is on offer

-       Career progression – a senior manager role within five to seven years

-       Free travel on Go-Ahead services

Practical information:

Number of roles available: 5

Start date: September 2019

Location: Anywhere on the GTR and Southeastern rail networks

Salary: £25,000 plus placement relocation bonus

How to apply:

Apply online by submitting your CV and answering two open-ended questions.  We will close the application form on 6th January 2019, however we process applications on a rolling basis so this date may be brought forward. Candidates can expect to undertake a video interview and an assessment centre as part of the recruitment process. Please apply as soon as you can!

 

Bus Management Graduate at The Go-Ahead Group

Go Achieve

On Go Ahead’s two-year bus management graduate programme you won’t be spending much time behind a desk! It’s important for you to experience all parts of our business, so you’ll learn about different areas of operations management by being immersed in a garage or depot environment and working collaboratively with our drivers and team members. You’ll first learn to drive a bus, after all that’s what our business is all about.

The role is hands-on – we trust our employees so you’ll be given plenty of work to do, with real responsibility and not just shadowing others. You’ll be involved in a number of projects and be personally accountable for making sure they are completed. It’s also incredibly varied – you can expect shift-work, and you may be in the driving seat of a bus one day and coordinating a project the next. You’ll be making big decisions that will immediately impact the people travelling on our network each day.

 

Go Lead

Your career is important to us; we see you as the next generation of Go-Ahead leaders, so we offer mentoring and support to ensure your development. Realistically, we expect you to become a senior manager, such as an operations manager, within five years.

Go-Ahead

Have you got what it takes to be part of a world where every journey is taken care of? If yes, please read the key requirements below and then apply today.

-       Minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject

-       Full UK driving licence

-       Flexibility to complete short placements in other Go-Ahead locations including international opportunities

-       A passion for the transport and bus industry

-       The unrestricted right to work in the UK

What we are looking for:

-       A positive attitude and the ability to inspire confidence in and motivate others

-       Resilience; our industry can be tough so we need future leaders who are up for the challenge

-       Excellent verbal and written communication skills - clear, concise and engaging

-       A customer focus, keen to deliver for Go-Ahead’s vast network of bus users

-       The ability to work with team members at all levels and deal with members of the public

-       Forward-thinking, innovative ideas to drive the business forward

-       Resilience and the ability to work in a high-pressure environment

-       Skills in problem-solving, analysis and dealing with complex data

-       Time management, methodical thinking, and an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

-       A collaborative approach – keen to share knowledge and skills

-       A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

-       Determination to succeed and develop yourself personally and professionally

About The Go-Ahead Group:

We are a leading provider of public transport in the UK bus and rail service sectors, delivering over one billion passenger journeys each year. Almost two million journeys take place per day on our bus network – as well as being London’s largest bus operator, we own eight regional UK bus companies. Currently a FTSE250 company employing 29,000 people across the country, we’re also expanding our international bus and rail portfolio. We are strong believers in local brands run by local management for local markets, and so are looking for motivated graduates who will grow and develop into our future operations managers and directors.

What Go-Ahead can offer you:

-       A full induction to the Group and hosting operating company

-       Membership to the Young Bus Managers’ Network: www.youngbusmanagers.org.uk

-       Real responsibility – you’ll be managing teams, dealing with operational challenges and making significant decisions

-       Full support from mentors and specialists to develop your operations management and leadership skills

-       Opportunities to develop and excel – we spend £22million per year on training, so make the most of what is on offer

-       Career progression – a senior manager role within five years

-       Free travel on many of Go-Ahead’s services

Practical information:

Number of roles available: 7

Start date: September 2019

Location: Newcastle/Gateshead, Oxford, Norwich, London, Poole/South Coast, Brighton & Hove and Dublin.

Salary: £25,000 per annum

How to apply:

Apply online by submitting your CV and answering two open-ended questions.  We will close the application form on 6th January 2019, however we process applications on a rolling basis so this date may be brought forward. Candidates can expect to undertake a video interview and an assessment centre as part of the recruitment process. Please apply as soon as you can!