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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...
Awards to recognise female achievements

Awards to recognise female achievements

People 1st, the Sector Skills Council for passenger transport, launches 2012 awards scheme that aims to recognise the contribution of women. Nominations have opened for the 2012 Women 1st Shine Awards, the only awards scheme that is designed to recognise the outstanding achievements of women in the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Organised...
Miranda steers her life in a new direction

Miranda steers her life in a new direction

Mum-of-two Miranda Anderson told an event in London last week how the ‘Step on the bus’ programme helped her to start a career as a bus driver. After years as a stay-at-home mum, trapped in a monotonous daily routine, Miranda Anderson says that her confidence had hit rock bottom. As her two boys, now aged...
Rail internship scheme arrives

Rail internship scheme arrives

‘Track and Train’ scheme to provide 100 graduates with 18 months of all-round industry experience. More than 25 companies across the rail sector have joined together for the first time to help up to 100 graduates get their careers on track by launching a new cross-industry, paid internship scheme. The scheme, ‘Track and Train’, will...
17 graduates prepare to start FirstGroup career

17 graduates prepare to start FirstGroup career

Record intake selected from a record number of applications. FirstGroup has selected 17 graduates for its 2011/12 intake, the largest to date, from a record 749 applications. Linda Guthrie, the bus and rail operator’s head of learning and development, said she was overwhelmed by the response: “Our graduate schemes are always popular, we’ve earned a...
Fearnley to address young bus managers

Fearnley to address young bus managers

The Young Bus Managers Network returns in June with a major event in Birmingham. Some big names from the bus industry are already confirmed In one of his first conference engagements since joining FirstGroup as managing director of its UK bus business, Giles Fearnley will give the keynote address a meeting of the Young Bus...
Railway urged to reach out to younger people

Railway urged to reach out to younger people

Rob Mullen, chairman of Young Rail Professionals, calls on the rail industry to do more to promote itself to young people as an attractive career option The rail industry must do more to show young people the career opportunities that it can offer. That was the message delivered by Rob Mullen, chairman of the Young...