Graduate Opportunity

Rail Management Graduate Programme

Southern England. Multiple vacancies.

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Join the Go-Ahead Rail Management Graduate Programme and you’ll be more than a valued team member in a growing international transport group - and more than a future leader with one of the UK’s leading rail and bus companies.

You’ll become part of our mission to create a world where every journey is taken care of - joining a 30,000-strong team that makes those journeys happen for millions of customers in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Singapore and Australia.

We’ve invested in designing a Graduate Programme that offers you an incredible all-round hands-on experience - learning how to run our industry-leading operations, with over 900 hours of mentorship, feedback and support giving you the strongest possible foundation for your future success.

The Rail Graduate Scheme

"What I like about the scheme is you're given trust and empowerment to actually make decisions yourself."

You won’t be spending much time behind a desk on our 18-month Graduate Management Programme. You’ll be immersed in all aspects of station and on-board service management - with job rotations across Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Southeastern rail that will see you gain expertise in everything from ticketing and train departure to all-important customer care: building up to managing some of the UK’s largest and busiest stations as a Station Manager or an On-Board Service Manager, serving the two million people who travel across the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Southeastern networks.

Key requirements

Go-Ahead are looking for flexible and adaptable candidates with a hands-on, practical approach to complement their degree-level education. Applicants should have:

  • Minimum of a 2:2 in any STEM degree subject
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office suite
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK on a permanent basis
  • Keen and willing to relocate during rotational placements

We care about you and your career, so whatever your degree discipline you can expect:

  • Career progression leading to management.
  • Develop your skills providing the wider detailed understanding of the operational transport service and your first stop to a great career in an exciting and dynamic industry.
  • Free travel on many of Go-Ahead’s local and national services.
  • £3,000 one off relocation bonus if you need to relocate for your placement.

Wherever your journey takes you, you really can get ahead with Go Ahead. Many of our MD’s and company directors started their careers as a graduate, that road is open to you too - so start your journey right now.

We are a people centric organisation and welcome applications from diverse backgrounds to support our future business needs and represents the communities we serve. We are looking for talented and creative people to bring their innovative ideas and challenge our way of thinking. 

Our network spans across Brighton to Bedford, Canterbury to Cambridge, South East to Greater London and beyond. Your placements will change and may include these locations so be prepared to travel/relocate as part of your development whilst on the programme.  

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Opportunity Overview

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  • Multiple vacancies
  • £25,000 + £3,000 one off relocation bonus + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Multiple UK Locations

Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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