Go-Ahead Group

Go-Ahead Group 2023 graduate opportunities

Company Company Profile

We are a leading provider of public transport in the UK bus and rail service sectors, delivering over one billion passenger journeys each year. Almost two million journeys take place per day on our bus network – as well as being London’s largest bus operator, we own eight regional UK bus companies. Currently a FTSE250 company employing 29,000 people across the country, we’re also expanding our international bus and rail portfolio. We are strong believers in local brands run by local management for local markets, and so are looking for motivated graduates who will grow and develop into our future operations managers and directors.

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Case Studies

  • Name: Michael Zah
  • Role: Bus Operations Management Program

" Working with the Go-Ahead group has been an exciting experience so far. I enjoy working with a diverse and forever growing company, with many opportunities to travel and work on operations abroad.

  • Name: Elizabeth Roberts

There are opportunities to network with people all across the business allowing the chance to broaden your knowledge of the different business functions and get a feel for what career path is right for you.

  • Name: Luke Ismail

“It is a unique place to work. The main positive for me is that you can make such a recognisable difference in such a large organisation as soon as you start – a change you implement at a local op-co level can soon become part of a wider group strategy – the opportunity is there for those who are willing to take it.

  • Name: Tom Hill

It is an 18-month scheme which has three rotations over this time. The first is station management where I worked at two London terminals to run operations and people management. My current placement is crew management is in Ashford International where I manage the team of our on-board staff across the network. Lastly, I will work in a project related role.

  • Name: Lucy Arnold

Working with Go-Ahead has given me a wide variety of exciting opportunity, allowing me to develop my technical capabilities and leadership skills. I began my scheme with frontline operational experience in bus driving, service control and service delivery. This enabled me to later step into the role of Route Manager where I lead a team of professional drivers and was accountable for the service performance of a select group of bus routes.

Training & Profiles

  • Membership to the Young Bus/Rail Managers’ Network and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • 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 manager 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



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