Our two-year graduate management programmes are designed to support and develop you across one of our three streams. So, if you are keen to take on real responsibility and to manage others in a diverse and innovative industry, then check out the streams below to find out what you can expect, what we’re looking for and most importantly, how to apply!
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER, 11.45PM
We have identified five core skills that Go-Ahead graduates need to succeed in the recruitment process, on our graduate scheme and beyond:
Action enabler with skills in problem-solving, time management and the resilience to deliver in a high-pressure environment.
Confidence inspirer with the ability to inspire confidence in customers and motivate colleagues, plus a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Effective communicator with the knowledge of excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work together with team members and members of the public.
Ideas generator with the ability to be forward-thinking, with innovative ideas to drive the business forward.
Information seeker with an enthusiasm around personal and professional development and committed to sharing your knowledge and skills with others.
We want to support you to do your best during the application process, so please do get in touch with Helen.Francis@go-ahead.com 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.
We particularly welcome applicants from groups who are underrepresented in our industry; to find out more about what we are doing to encourage women into the Public Transport Sector click here.
Make sure your research extends beyond our website; travel on our networks, get in touch with our teams, follow us on social media, learn about our market and competitors; do come and meet us if we are at an event on your campus.
#2 CV & application with two questions (ongoing)
Get advice and support from your careers service and ensure your application is tailored to us; always get someone else to check your spelling and grammar before sending it off. We process applications on a rolling basis so to ensure you don’t miss out please apply as soon as you can.
#3 Video Interview (ongoing)
Video interviews can be a little daunting at first, but with the right practice and preparation, you’ll feel more confident, allowing you to present your best self. Our top tip would be practice; record yourself on your phone or use the practise platform we send you with your video interview invitation. Make sure you dress smartly and are recording against a plain background, using plenty of examples in your answers.
#4 Assessment Centre (February 2020)
Familiarise yourself with what an assessment centre may involve, do your research about the business location, be curious and have plenty of questions for us. Remember this is your first chance to meet us face to face, so if you are well prepared, then you can relax, be yourself and enjoy meeting other applicants and our team.
#5 Final Interview (February/March)
This is when you will be meeting the leaders of the business so it’s vital you make a good impression! How? The more you know about their business (even what happened yesterday), the better.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, be yourself. We are interested to find out about the unique combination of experiences, challenges and successes that make you who you are and why you feel you fit with what we are looking for.