Stagecoach starts search for graduates

Stagecoach has today (29 January 2024) launched the search for new graduates to join its UK-wide business from September.

The operator is looking for individuals to join its two-year graduate training programme. Successful applicants will have a valuable opportunity to learn the bus and coach business inside-out, with time spent in operations, engineering, the people team, finance, marketing and commercial departments at a range of locations up and down the country from Inverness to Exeter.

The programme is part of Stagecoach’s strategy to develop its future managers and leaders, and it is working with graduate recruitment agency Sanctuary Graduates on this.

With additional access to their own support network, the graduates on the scheme are assisted by a buddy and mentor within the company and access to professional development such as an ILM level 3 qualification.

This year, Stagecoach is also widening the scope of disciplines and have introduced an engineering graduate scheme, designed specifically for graduates from an engineering background looking to progress into a leadership role.

Many of Stagecoach’s senior leadership team started their careers on the graduate scheme, learning about how the business is run and working their way through the business to become Managing Directors.

Joanne Smith, People Director for Stagecoach, added: “Our business is built on our people and they are fundamental to our success. We are proud to have a diverse, high-quality team that reflects the communities we serve, and it’s important that we continue to build on that by nurturing the next generation of talent to support our business.

“We’re very proud of our track record of not only developing graduates into managers and leaders through this programme, but also offering continued progression within our business.”

The next Stagecoach Graduate Leadership Programme starts in September 2024, and applications must be submitted 8 March 2024.


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