Santos Latorre became a controller for Arriva in 2004, having joined the company in 2003 as a trainee bus driver. After passing his driving test, he drove for 11 months and then saw a controllers job advertised and applied to see what the job involved, not thinking that he would be successful at his first attempt.
What he says he likes about the company is that they take you at face value. If you put in the work and you make the effort, then you can get where you want to. His one regret is that he didn’t do it earlier.
Santos is born and bread in London, the son of a Basque who came to the UK as a child to escape the Spanish Civil war. His dad became a baker, and as a boy he always helped him, but didn’t want to pursue it as a career.
An interest in Bruce Lee encouraged him to train and keep fit, and before joining Arriva he had worked in the security business for twenty five years.
He still maintains his interest in keeping fit, but now also includes Sea fishing as one of his main ways of relaxing.
A family orientated man , his advice to anyone wanting to join Arriva is join now, it’s a very good company to work for, if you work well, they look after you.
Published : Thu 10th May. 2018 - Mon 11th Jun. 2018
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.
Located at Dartford garage, this full-time shift-based role will primarily consist of ferrying bus drivers to various locations using nine-seater minibuses. Reporting to the Operations Manager, this is an essential role within the business and the successful applicants will be an integral part of the operation.
Reporting to the Engineering Training Manager, the position will be based at the training academy at Edmonton garage, but will involve travelling and working at various locations around London and the Home Counties.