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Go-Ahead targets career switchers with commitment to hire 1,100 apprentices in 2022

  • Bus and rail company seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds
  • Recent joiners include a former professional footballer and bank manager
  • Nearly 30% of Go-Ahead’s apprentices are over 50 years old
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Go-Ahead named ‘most admired’ transport company

  • Go-Ahead named as ‘most admired’ company in the transport sector, ahead of other bus/rail operators and airlines
  • The Group received top scores in the sector for innovation, commitment to diversity and ability to attract top talent
  • Results come from Britain’s Most Admired Companies (BMAC) report – the UK’s longest running survey of corporate reputation
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Go-Ahead selects Air Products as partner for pioneering hydrogen bus fleet

  • Air Products to supply liquid hydrogen to fuel Metrobus’ new hydrogen vehicles
  • Fleet of 20 buses to be deployed in the Crawley, Horley and Gatwick Airport area
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Go-Ahead hires over 1,000 apprentices in England in 2021 – including 600 to drive London’s buses

The Go-Ahead Group, the largest employer of apprentices in the UK transport industry, has hired 1,030 apprentices across its bus and rail operations during 2021.

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Go-Ahead launches first Bavarian services with new electric trains

  • Go-Ahead Bayern begins services on route from Munich via Memmingen to Lindau on Sunday
  • Latest mobilisation for Go-Ahead in Germany, having began operating in Baden-Württemberg in 2019
  • Fleet of brand new trains introduced on recently electrified route, providing customers with faster and quieter journeys
Demonstrator hydrogen bus (courtesy of Wrightbus)

Go-Ahead buys its first zero emission hydrogen buses

  • Brighton & Hove and Metrobus purchase 20 Wrightbus hydrogen fuel cell buses
  • Buses to be deployed from June 2022 in the Crawley, Redhill and Gatwick Airport area
  • Vehicles offer long range, quick charging capability and enhanced accessibility
  • Contract is part of Go-Ahead’s commitment to a decarbonised bus fleet by 2035
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Go-Ahead supporting sustainable transport at COP26

  • Go-Ahead to sponsor ‘People make transport’ event in Green Zone on Transport Day, headlined by DfT Minister Trudy Harrison  
  • MD Business Development Martin Dean to discuss how transport providers can work with communities to enable sustainable travel 
  • Go-Ahead recently hosted London launch of ‘Road to Renewables’ tour of electric double decker bus to Glasgow 
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Budget reaction: Go-Ahead Group welcomes zero-emission bus funding

The Go-Ahead Group, Britain’s largest operator of electric buses, welcomes news of additional funding for transport schemes in the Autumn Budget but urges a clear roadmap for decarbonisation of the national bus fleet.