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 30th Nov. 2017 - Wed 20th Dec. 2017
Last June, Arriva London was delighted to have been re-awarded the TfL contract to run route W6 (Edmonton Green – Southgate Station) for a further five years, starting in January 2018 with brand new buses.
Reporting to the Purchasing, Stores and Administration Manager, this vacancy is for an experienced Storekeeper with Administrative experience, based at our Grays garage. You will support the garage team by ensuring an efficient supply of vehicle parts for the maintenance teams. This role is a 6 to 12 month maternity cover contract.
We currently have a vacancy for a Garage Supervisor in Enfield.
This is a key role within the organisation and the work is wide ranging, interesting and vital to the smooth running of the garage and its performance.
As the festive season approaches, we all look forward to the good-will of giving and receiving, and this was truly illustrated last week when members of our staff made a tour of London, on our open top bus, to meet representatives of some of their charities they give to through their Payroll Giving and celebrate #GivingTuesday.
Arriva London scooped three awards at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards held in November.