Applications open for Stagecoach graduate training programme

Stagecoach has opened applications for new graduates to join its UK-wide business from September.

Ten people will have the opportunity to join the operator’s two-year training programme for future managers and leaders. Successful applicants will spend time in operations, engineering, financial, marketing and commercial departments, at a range of locations up and down the country from Inverness to Exeter.

The business is working with Sanctuary Graduates, a leading graduate recruitment agency, which works with over 200 universities in the UK and across Europe.

Sean Algar, Interim Head of Resourcing for Stagecoach, says: “Our business is built on our people and they are fundamental to our success. We are proud to have a diverse, high-quality team that reflects the communities we serve, and it’s important that we continue to build on that by nurturing the next generation of talent to support our business.

“We’re very proud of our track record of not only developing graduates into managers and leaders through this programme, but also offering continued progression within our business.”

The scheme counts a number of Stagecoach’s senior team among its participants, including one Regional Director, five Managing Directors and 10 other Directors. They include Matthew Cranwell, who joined the scheme in 2004, and became Managing Director for Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire, and more recently for Stagecoach East Midlands, and Zach McAskill (pictured, right) who started his Stagecoach career on the graduate scheme in 2018 before becoming Operations Manager for Stagecoach Manchester.