Arriva Graduate Programme - Engineering - Midlands & The Shires

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.

Working as an Engineering graduate in the Midlands & Shires you will be able to experience different aspects of the business, spending time on the shop floor, repairing buses, learning the ropes of supervising the workshop and all it entails, agreeing budgets, allocating and planning work, whilst dealing with external and internal stakeholders. There is also the opportunity to visit other parts of Arriva that are not necessarily bus related. You also be able to undertake technical training and encouraged and provided with the opportunity to get professional registered to Charted Engineering status.

Our Programme

As an Arriva Graduate, you will complete an 18-month programme which is designed to attract and develop talented 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.

Together we are Arriva

Arriva is a business run by people for people, delivering high quality services to our customers.

What we are looking for

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

  • You must have, or be expecting to achieve a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in Engineering, preferably mechanical or automotive but not essential
  • 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!

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: July 22, 2017
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Location: Midlands & The Shires
  • Region: East Midlands, West Midlands
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Science
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