Historian Michael Foster has always been interested in the development of bus transport in London – in fact he wrote a thesis on it for his masters degree – so now that he’s a controller for Arriva he’s in his element.
“My wife tells me she’s never seen me so enthusiastic about work,” says Michael, who, before joining the company in November 2008, was a history teacher for 11 years.
Now enjoying the challenging of thinking on his feet all the time, Michael says he’s still learning every day and his confidence is building.
“Changing careers was a difficult decision to make, but I know that I’ve made the right decision. My colleagues have been brilliant – very helpful indeed – and I’ve gained so much experience already that it feels like I’ve been doing the job for much longer than I have,” said Michael.
Published : Thu 17th May. 2018 - Mon 25th Jun. 2018
Liaising with external suppliers to ensure parts arrive at stores within time, and processing Arriva London (ALN) purchases orders.
At Arriva, we are always looking for new ways to recruit high calibre applicants to fill roles in our every expanding business.
Reporting to the driver recruitment and training manager, the successful applicant will deliver classroom-based training to new and existing drivers.
We have a vacancy for a Duty Manager, reporting to the Deputy Operations Manager of Grays and Operations Manager of Barking / Grays Garage. The role includes supervising, controlling and co-coordinating services operating from the garage. The position will also include office-based tasks, including audit work, staff allocation and organising daily run-outs.
Arriva London currently has a vacancy for a Training Specialist, reporting to the Engineering Training Manager. The position will primarily be based at the Arriva London training academy at Edmonton garage, but will involve working at various locations around London and the Home Counties.