Here at Go-Ahead we understand the importance of apprenticeships and the vital role they play in upskilling our colleagues. We are the only public transport operator registered as an approved in-house provider of apprenticeships across both bus and rail.
We have set ambitious targets each year to bring in apprentices across our bus and rail companies. In 2021 we're hiring more than 1,100 apprentices - that's nearly 100 a month.
We continue to deliver high-quality apprenticeships that give colleagues the time to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will enhance their careers.
Why we invest in apprenticeships
We don’t invest in apprenticeships just because it’s the right thing to do – apprenticeships help to improve employee retention, upskill our workforce and bring more diversity into our business.
Apprenticeships benefit both employee and employer by creating a motivated, qualified workforce with higher productivity. Apprentices also bring in new ideas, which helps us to continually innovae and secure our position in the future of transport.
Apply for an apprenticeship
We offer a variety of apprenticeships at different levels, including immediate, advanced, higher and degree-level. All opportunities are listed through our operating companies’ job portals, which you can access below.
Initiatives we support
Go-Ahead supports several initiatives and programmes across the UK. We partner with industry leaders to make sure apprenticeships are at the top of the agenda.
The Prince’s Trust
Our rail company GTR collaborates with youth charity, the Prince's Trust, on its 'Get into Railways' programme. This is a scheme that helps disadvantaged young people enter the rail sector. The scheme has generated £1.6m of social benefit to UK society over five years.
Women with Drive
Go-Ahead London works with Transport for London to provide a two-week pre-apprenticeship programme called 'Women with Drive'. It's aimed at getting women in London to consider the bus sector as their next career.
The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network
We support the Young Apprentice Ambassador Network (YAAN), a community of inspiring and driven apprentices who champion and promote apprenticeships by visiting schools, sharing experiences and promoting opportunities.Go-Ahead London is part of the London Apprenticeship Ambassador Network group.
Institute of Transport technology pledge
We support the Institute of Technology's pledge to address key concerns with skills shortages across the transport industry. This is a government-backed project is led by the Queen Mary University of London.
Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce
We are part of the STAT working group. This is a working group of transport employers who collectively work to address the skills challenges the industry faces. The group reports into the Department for Transort to support the government's target to hire three million apprentices by the end of 2020.
Get in touch
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The Go-Ahead Group plc
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