“This is an amazing job – it’s not every day you find yourself under a 12 tonne bus or working on an engineering rebuild.”
Kelsie Dugmore, apprentice, Arriva Midlands
Our apprenticeship schemes continue to build a strong pipeline of talent for Arriva, with notable successes this year.
new apprentices in bus
new apprentices in rail
Kelsie Dugmore, a mechanical apprentice at our Cannock depot, achieved top prizes at the 2018 Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) Skills Challenge in which 32 teams from 15 operators competed in mechanical, electrical and coachbuilder tasks. She came first in the Inspection Technician award and was also in the winning Outstanding Apprentice Team.
Arriva apprentices receive the chance to earn and learn at college or in-house, with mentoring and support. There are opportunities to move into management or join the graduate management programme and open up career pathways.
We’ve had a winner at the IRTE every year since it started.