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Full marks from Ofsted for Go-Ahead’s apprenticeship scheme

Full marks from Ofsted for Go-Ahead’s apprenticeship scheme

  • Education regulator endorses quality of Go-Ahead bus and rail apprenticeship schemes
  • Inspectors find that bus drivers enjoy and value their training, and are enthusiastic about their jobs
  • Ofsted praises “thoughtfully structured” rail scheme at Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Go-Ahead is on course to hit a target of hiring 1,100 apprentices this year
Apprentice bus driver, Dobbet Donaldson

Go-Ahead invests for rebound in public transport by hiring more than 1,100 apprentices in 2021

  • The Go-Ahead Group sets a goal of hiring more than 1,100 apprentices across bus and rail in 2021
  • Transport operator bucks the economy-wide trend of falling apprenticeship starts
  • Two thirds of Go-Ahead’s apprentices will be deployed on London buses
Go-Ahead London apprentice

Go-Ahead hires 650 bus and rail apprentices during Covid-19 pandemic

  • Apprenticeship applications double in rail and jump by a third in bus as transport attracts Coronavirus career switchers
  • Despite the challenges of 2020, Go-Ahead has continued to invest in its workforce for the future
  • Recruits include a former airline pilot, a member of the French Foreign legion, a prison van driver and a guitar instructor
Go-Ahead London apprentice

Go-Ahead sets record goal to hire 1,200 apprentices in 2020

  • The Go-Ahead Group will expand apprentice recruitment by 20 per cent for 2020
  •  Go-Ahead met its target of recruiting 1,000 apprentices in 2019
  • The expansion is bucking the wider national trend of falling apprenticeship starts
Full marks from Ofsted for Go-Ahead’s apprenticeship scheme

Go-Ahead flies the flag for new skills at National Apprenticeship Week

  • Go-Ahead has set a target to recruit over 1,000 new apprentices, across the rail and bus network, by the end of 2019
  • Go-Ahead is the only public transport operator registered as an approved provider delivering apprenticeships across both bus and rail
  • 65% of new apprentices at Go-Ahead London have come from BAME backgrounds and one-in-five of the positions have been filled by women
Full marks from Ofsted for Go-Ahead’s apprenticeship scheme

Go-Ahead Group sets target to recruit over 1,000 apprentices

5 March 2019 –The Go-Ahead Group announces today that it will double the number of apprentices in its ranks over the course of 2019, as its bus company Go-Ahead London opens the doors of a new recruitment and training academy in South London.