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TfL suspends graduate scheme

TfL suspends graduate scheme

Transport for London has denied claims that it has suspended graduate recruitment due to cuts Transport for London has denied claims that it has suspended its prestigious graduate management training scheme as a result of budget cuts made in order to help fund London mayor Sadiq Khan’s fares freeze. The Evening Standard this week reported...
Hull Trains leads the way on gender equality

Hull Trains leads the way on gender equality

In contrast to the rail industry norm, where only 16% of roles are filled by women, 50% of employees at FirstGroup-owned Hull Trains are female   Claire Sonley   Hull Trains has reiterated its total commitment to equality in the wake of the Department for Transport’s calls for more women in transport. The FirstGroup-owned open...
Britain’s brightest sought for competition

Britain’s brightest sought for competition

Nominations have opened for European awards scheme   Derek Lott (far right) and Alex Hornby (second from right) at the European Talent in Mobility Awards in 2012   Nominations have opened for this year’s European Talent in Mobility Awards, a pan-European competition that aims to find the continent’s best and brightest transport professionals. The award winners will...
Brits sought for Euro 'Talent in Mobility' prizes

Brits sought for Euro ‘Talent in Mobility’ prizes

Organisers of the Talent in Mobility Awards are now seeking entries from across Europe Nominations have opened for this year’s ‘Talent in Mobility Awards’, a pan-European competition that aims to find the continent’s best and brightest transport professionals. The award winners will be revealed at the biannual Transports Publics show which will be held in Paris...
American placement for two First graduates

American placement for two First graduates

Two of the 14 new graduates who started FirstGroup’s UK-based graduate management scheme last month will spend six months in North America 14 graduates began life in the transport industry last month when they started out on FirstGroup’s UK-based graduate management scheme. The graduates, recruited from all over the UK, undertake a comprehensive workplace training...
Young bus managers head to Manchester

Young bus managers head to Manchester

Arriva Yorkshire and North East boss and Passenger Transport columnist Alex Warner among speakers at next Young Bus Managers Network event The line-up has been confirmed for the next meeting of the Young Bus Managers Network, which will which will be held at Manchester’s Mercure Piccadilly hotel on October 23 and 24. Speakers include Nigel...
Third of workforce will need replacing by 2020

Third of workforce will need replacing by 2020

Minister urges a change in attitude towards apprenticeships as passenger transport sector considers how to recruit 182,500 staff over next eight years New research launched by transport minister Norman Baker last month shows that the passenger transport and travel sector needs to attract a new generation as nearly a third of its current workforce will...
1,000 applicants for First’s graduate scheme

1,000 applicants for First’s graduate scheme

Year on year, the number of candidates that apply for FirstGroups scheme continues to rise, and current graduate trainee Phil Dodds is not surprised FirstGroup has revealed that its UK graduate scheme has attracted 1,000 applications this year – a new record for the company. FirstGroup will begin its selection process in the coming weeks...
Hendy receives knighthood

Hendy receives knighthood

London’s transport commissioner recognised in the New Year’s Honours list after successful year A host of transport industry faces have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. London transport commissioner Peter Hendy has been awarded a knighthood for services to transport and the community. He was previously made a CBE in 2006 for his...
TfL planning to recruit up to 100 graduates

TfL planning to recruit up to 100 graduates

Capital transport co-ordinating body says recruitment drive is essential because huge programme of investment needs a highly skilled workforce Transport for London has announced that it will begin recruiting up to 100 graduate trainees in areas including engineering, project management, technical and corporate roles from this month. Depending on their subject, graduates will spend up...
Arriva helps women  on their career journey

Arriva helps women on their career journey

Bus and rail group joins ‘An Inspirational Journey’, an initiative to help increase the number of women at senior levels of UK business and industry European passenger transport group Arriva is the latest partner to join ‘An Inspirational Journey’, which works to increase the number of women working at the senior corporate level in UK...
Record numbers apply for FirstGroup scheme

Record numbers apply for FirstGroup scheme

More than 800 graduates have applied to join bus and rail operator FirstGroup this year. ‘I’m thrilled with the response rate,’ says HR director More than 800 have applied for FirstGroup’s UK graduate scheme this year – a record for the bus and rail operator. “The number of candidates that have applied has been overwhelming,” said...