Arriva Graduate Programme - Operations

Various locations throught the UK
31 Mar 2017
30 Apr 2017
Start Date
18-24 months

We are Arriva

Arriva is one of the largest providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing around 60,000 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries each year. Arriva is part of Deutsche Bahn (DB) and is responsible for DB's regional passenger transport services outside Germany.

We are looking for graduates who are looking for a programme that allows them to learn from the ground up.

The Graduate programme is comprehensive and involved and there isn’t anything about working in bus transport that you won’t learn and experience. You learn how to drive a bus, get trained to manage staff and a bus depot, deal with budgets and project work, work alongside bus drivers, engineers and senior leaders. We are looking for level headed and pragmatic graduates with a logical approach to problem solving who also have the ability to deal with information and tailor it depending on your audience. As part of the programme and to make sure you are supported along the way you will have regular catch ups and feedback from senior management in your region, a mentor and a clear career development plan.

Our programme

As an Arriva Graduate, you will complete an 18-month programme which is designed to attract and develop talented young people.  During the programme, you will have the chance to do placements in different business areas and work alongside experienced leaders, giving you a unique insight into our business and the skills you need to excel within it.  It is possible that one of these placements is an international one, to one of the 14 European countries that Arriva operates in. You will attend a set of graduate events and training modules where you will gain knowledge about Arriva’s operations, strategy and business model and where you will meet Arriva’s senior managers and Graduates from other countries. Apart from your main assignments, you will be working on an international project together with other Arriva Graduates. You will be carefully supported by your mentor and will become part of an international Graduate network.

Even after the Graduate Programme we will continue to support your development. Show us good performance and we will show you the great growth opportunities that Arriva can offer you.

To apply, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must have, or be expecting to achieve a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree
  • You are ambitious and have a desire to meet and exceed challenging targets
  • You will have a forward-thinking approach
  • You must be (nationally/internationally) mobile
  • We would like to see you demonstrate strong leadership ability and excellent communications skills across all levels within a diverse multi-cultural environment.
  • You will be results driven with the ability to innovate and simplify current process and practices.
  • You will have strong decision making skills

Our vast business offers many opportunities across a number of UK and European locations, and after successfully completing the Graduate Programme, you may expect a job that fits your background and capabilities.

If you believe that you fit this profile and want to make a great start to your career, apply now and you may be one of the candidates to start the Arriva Graduate Programme on the 4th of September 2017!