Go-Ahead: Women in Engineering and Transport


Go-Ahead Group

Go-Ahead Group is the leading provider of public transport in the UK bus and rail service sectors. They manage over one billion passenger journeys each year, being London's largest bus operator, and are a FTSE250 company employing 29,000 people across the country.

Go-ahead sets goal to double female representation across bus operations.

Go-Ahead Group is looking to be revolutionary and is seeking to encourage women to apply for positions in its bus company, and develop into future operations managers and directors.

'Women and men of all ages and backgrounds travel on our buses and so we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of these passengers and the communities we serve across the country'.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Go-Ahead Group employ motivated graduates with great emphasis on providing more females with the opportunity to work in the industry which in the past has typically been male-dominated.

"We support the fair treatment and reward of all employees, regardless of gender, not only because it's the right thing to do but also because it is fundamental to performing successfully as a company".

Case study: Lucy Arnold

Lucy describes Go-Ahead's graduate scheme as a flexible programme with the opportunity of progression, where learning is quick and with the promise to make managers within two years and senior managers within five years.

"Values, inclusion and diversity in the workplace, through offering a culture where women can achieve and join what has previously been a primarily male dominated industry."

"Pleasantly surprised to find how many females there were in the industry."

Case study: Emilia

Emilia hopes more women will join Go-Ahead and share the positive experiences she has had with them;

"Go North East is the way ahead and if we can encourage more and more females along the way then they, like me, will never want to work anywhere else".

Go-Ahead Graduate Scheme for 2019/20

Designed to accelerate your development, the Go-Ahead graduate programme will give you responsibility for people, customers, reputation and revenue and you'll be on track to earning £35-40,000 per year in 5 years time! With roles across the UK and Ireland.

Click here for more information and to apply now!