FirstGroup’s popular graduate trainee scheme attracted a record number of applications this year.
800 hopeful students applied. ‘The number of candidates that have applied has been overwhelming,’ says John Evans, HR director at FirstGroup.
‘10% more graduates applied this year and compared to two years ago we’ve attracted around 65% more candidates.’
FirstGroup graduates undertake a comprehensive workplace training schedule over two years at various locations within the company’s Bus and Rail divisions.
‘At FirstGroup we are very conscious of the need to invest, train and develop our staff. The transport industry plays a vital role in keeping the economy moving. It is imperative therefore that we attract talented, enthusiastic people to our industry, and in particular FirstGroup,’ says John.