Rob applied for Go-Ahead’s graduate scheme after studying Geography at Newcastle University. He joined the rail track of the graduate scheme, working at Southeastern.
“Go-Ahead appealed to me as it’s a multinational company with plenty of opportunity. I have always wanted to work in a fast-paced environment and have always had a key interest in transport.
Throughout my time on the graduate scheme I have had many opportunities to tailor my own development. I have done two placements so far: one being station management, and the other working on projects in an office function. I was able to tailor both opportunities and experience how the railway works from numerous angles.
I’ve developed communication and leadership skills and enjoyed the variety of the scheme as every day is different.
Everyone you work with is extremely friendly. I think that’s a reflection of how open the whole rail industry is. Everyone wants you to develop and learn. This is just the beginning for me as I’d like to build on everything I’ve learned so far and develop my career in rail.”