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 : Fri 2nd Feb. 2018 - Fri 16th Feb. 2018
We are currently looking to recruit an AGS to cover Garage Supervisor (GS) duties primarily at Thornton Heath, but also at other Arriva London garages where required.
We have a vacancy for a Duty Manager, Dartford.
We have a vacancy for cover for a Service Quality Leader / Performance Team leader.
We currently have vacancies for Controllers.
As part of our commitment to developing our business, we invest heavily in training for all of our staff to offer the great customer experience. We also look at other ways in which we can develop our relationships with the communities we serve, and allow them the opportunity of learning about our processes and to meet some of the team.
Over the past few months we have been working with TfL, conducting Accessibility Awareness forums at our garages.