Peter Robinson is the Group Business Development Director and a real advocate for the Go-Ahead Graduate scheme having started his career at the company through the graduate scheme.
The Go-Ahead Graduate scheme was a great grounding for me in the transport sector.
I gained a broad exposure across the spectrum of general management with a focus on running a depot and resolving issues in people management and service delivery.
When I moved to a consulting role, this real world experience gave me an edge in understanding the challenges faced by clients in the transport sector. Working on bids and acquisitions now, my background in operations allows me to see through the numbers and get a feel for the real challenges and risks associated with our growth and that is really valuable for the business.
The scheme offers an even better grounding now with wider exposure to the Group activities, including business development. I really appreciate the opportunity to work with new recruits from the grad scheme on projects in business development.