The Programme

Our graduate scheme is a two year leadership programme… we know that to be a great leader you’ll need really rounded experience.

That’s why you’ll have the opportunity to get stuck into our business from day one… into operations, commercial, engineering, people, marketing… the list goes on!

You’ll have real responsibility to lead a team and make commercial decisions which have a positive impact on our business at both local and national level.

Of course we won’t throw you in at the deep end without full support – a buddy, a mentor, great managers, internal training, external courses… you can count on us to give you everything you’ll need. And yes, if you want to, we’ll teach you how to drive a bus.

Throughout the programme you’ll have exposure to senior leaders including at breakfast meetings, dinners, lunch-and-learn sessions, site visits and meetings.

And at the end of the programme we’ll guarantee you a role in our business. Interestingly, five of our current MDs and 36 of our functional directors are former graduates…  and you could well be adding to this amazing tally!

Year 1

  • Induction

    You’ll start off together as group, where we’ll introduce you to your buddies and the programme ahead.

  • Business Placements

    Then it’s straight into one of Operating Companies, spending time in operations, commercial, marketing and engineering.

  • On-Job Support

    One of our former graduates will be your buddy so they’ll be great support for you, and you’ll have a mentor from our high-performers talent group.

  • Training

    As well as our structured internal development, you’ll also be gaining an ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) qualification.

  • CSR Project

    In partnership with a chosen charity, you’ll develop additional skills whilst giving back to our communities and raising awareness of the charity.

Year 2

  • Business Placements

    You’ll continue to get exposure to our business, but in different areas.

  • On-Job Support

    Your mentor stays with you for the duration of the programme so you can always rely on them to be there if you need them.

  • Training

    As well as putting year one’s training into practice, there’s more internal training and your ILM qualification will continue.

  • Business Project

    You’ll be given a business challenge sponsored by the COO, and you’ll present your final project to our Board of Directors.

  • Appointment to role

    You’ll secure your first full leadership role in Stagecoach, setting you up for a hugely successful career with the business (we’ll let you into a secret… our CEO and COO both worked their way up in our business!)

Salary & Benefits

  • £26k initial salary rising to £28k in your second year
  • 33 days’ holiday including bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme and life assurance
  • Free travel on Stagecoach buses
  • Discounts on retail and leisure outlets
  • Nationwide opportunities

Apply Now

We’re keen that our selection process gives both you and us an
understanding of whether we’re a great fit for each other. It will give you
a peek into our wonderful world, offering a good understanding of what
it’s like to be a Stagecoach graduate.

If the Graduate Leadership Programme sounds like what you’ve been
looking for, then it’s time to apply.

Apply Now

We’re keen that our selection process gives both you and us an understanding of whether we’re a great fit for each other. It will give you a peek into our wonderful world, offering a good understanding of what it’s like to be a Stagecoach graduate.

If the Graduate Leadership Programme sounds like what you’ve been looking for, then it’s time to apply.