Arriva London Engineering Apprenticeship opportunities
Arriva London is one of the largest bus operators in London, and we are currently looking for fifteen Engineering apprentices to learn how to fix and maintain our buses. We are committed to training and developing the talent of tomorrow, and we have great career opportunities for suitable candidates. Our apprenticeships are for 4 years with core training in: Mechanics and Electrics and Accident Repair and Bodywork.
As part of National Apprentice week we will be running three apprentice information sessions on Friday 18th March 2016, at our Edmonton Engineering Training Academy, starting at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00.
This is an opportunity for you to come in and discuss our apprenticeship scheme, meet the Engineering team, including some of our current apprentices, have a tour of the garage, ask questions, and register your interest with us.
We provide a well-established, structured training programme, a mentor, regular reviews, lots of support and training in several bus garages to maximise what you can learn, with people who care and want our apprentices to succeed. During your training, you will have the opportunity to achieve an NVQ Level 3, an IRTEC SMT, Technical Certificate Level 3 and a PCV (bus driving) licence.
Your training will take place at our training academies in Edmonton & Watford, along with on the job practical experience in our bus garages, which are situated:
You will earn a competitive salary, including a free Oyster travel card and free travel on all Arriva UK buses. After 3 months, you can apply for a second pass for a member of your family that resides at the same address as you.
After successful completion of the apprenticeship scheme, we may offer you a permanent position with Arriva London.
What we require from you:
- Some mechanical skills (advantageous)
- The ability to get a car driving licence and a PCV licence (to drive buses to where they need to be fixed)
- Good communication skills – written and verbal
- Be a team player
- Have a strong work ethic
- Be able to think on your feet and work through solutions to solving problems
- Be flexible and adaptable
- Be motivated and eager to do a good job
- Possess 5 GCSEs or equivalent which must incl. Maths, English and a Science subject with a minimum pass of Grade C
The Arriva London Edmonton Engineering Training Academy is located at
Unit 1E, Towpath Road, Stonehill Business Park, Edmonton N18 3QX
Published : Thu 6th Apr. 2017 - Thu 11th May. 2017
Vintage bus parade at Victoria Bus Station to mark the 70th anniversary of the first post-war RT bus features an Arriva route
To mark the 70th anniversary of the first post-war RT bus, there was a parade of vintage buses at Victoria Bus Station on Wednesday morning.
The visit had been organised following Leon meeting Enfield bus driver Malkiat Birdi, whilst he was attending the TfL initiative for drivers called Hello London.
Making the capital’s buses as simple to use as the London Underground is a new initiative being trialled on seven London bus routes, including Arriva London routes 150 and 128.
In association with TfL and HCT Transport, we opened our doors to welcome the public, giving them the opportunity to explore the garage, meet our operations teams, ride on a bus through the bus wash, tour our operations control centres and see & ride on some historic preserved buses.
Our recent route gains in North London include route 19, from Finsbury Park to Battersea Bridge (South Side), which has meant implementing an extensive mobilisation programme to maintain our high standards.
One of the most important elements in Arriva London’s development is the training and education it offers its staff, from engineering apprentices to graduate trainees, everyone in the business is offered the opportunity to develop and flourish.