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Graduate Management Programme (Bus)

Job description

On Go-Ahead’s two-year bus management graduate programme you’ll be exposed to the diversity of the business working with a variety of departments to understand the role each plays in making our vision a reality. As well as getting stuck into all aspects of operations management from scheduling and customer service to basic engineering and supervisory roles, you’ll even learn how to drive a bus! You can expect shift work alongside real responsibility, coordinating projects that will immediately impact the two-million people travelling on our network each day.

What Go-Ahead can offer you
We care about your career so you can expect:

  • Membership to the Young Bus Managers’ Network and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • The opportunity to undertake your Operators Licence Certificate of Professional Competence
  • Full support from mentors, specialists and your own graduate community - we spend £22million per year on training and development, so make the most of what is on offer
  • To become an Assistant Operations Manager or equivalent within two years
  • Career progression – a senior manager role within five years – on track to be earning £35-40,000 per year
  • Free travel on many of Go-Ahead’s services

What we are looking for

Key requirements

  • A degree in any discipline, all grades considered
  • A passion for enhancing people’s lives through public transport
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Flexibility to complete short placements in other Go-Ahead locations including internationally
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK on a permanent basis

Additionally, we have identified 5 core skills that Go-Ahead graduates need to thrive in the recruitment process, on our graduate scheme and beyond. So make sure you give us plenty of examples of you as a:

  • Action enabler
  • Confidence inspirer
  • Effective communicator
  • Ideas generator
  • Information seeker


A degree in any discipline, all grades considered

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Number of vacancies
Brighton and Hove
Newcastle upon Tyne
£25,000 per year

Free travel on many of Go-Ahead's services; £22million per year spent on training and development

Contract, dates and working times

Start Date 1 September 2020


How to apply

  • Do your research
  • CV & application form
  • Video interview
  • Assessment centre
  • Final interview

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.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 1 December 2019

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Closing date:  1 December 2019

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