Apprenticeships

At Arriva we offer development programmes from the very start of your career. If you are looking for a practical programme that allows you to work and learn at the same time, then an Apprenticeship may be the right choice for you.

What does an Apprenticeship with Arriva look like?

Our apprentices work across our business while receiving specialised training. As an apprentice you will be guided and mentored by senior specialists and you will get to know the company from the ground up. At the end of your apprenticeship you will gain a recognised qualification and have the opportunity to continue your career at Arriva.

Typically, apprenticeships at Arriva last between 1 and 4 years and focus on technical and operational areas such as:

  • Stations
  • Fleet
  • Engineering
  • Planning
  • Finance
  • Ticketing
  • Office administration
  • Bus driving

What happens when you finish your apprenticeship?

There are many growth opportunities for apprentices that have successfully completed the programme:

  • You will have increased your capabilities for current/future roles.
  • If you have shown high performance and potential to grow further, you will be able to apply for the Arriva Graduate Programme.
  • If you wish to continue your studies after completing the apprenticeship programme, in some cases Arriva supports you obtaining your University Bachelor Degree.

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Arriva collaborates with various schools and educational institutes all over Europe to offer great development opportunities. Apprenticeship opportunities and aspects like compensation, duration and structure of the programme differ per country. To apply or obtain more information about Apprenticeships in a particular country, have a look at the country menu below.

Alternatively, if you are currently studying, why not visit our Internship page to get working experience and see if our company fits your interests for a future career? Or, if you have graduated from university or expect to graduate this year, you might want to think about joining the Arriva Graduate Programme - a great way to boost the start of your career into positions of higher responsibility!

UK

Apprentice Mechanical Engineers (Manchester, Merseyside and Wales). Closing date 29th April 2016 – Arriva

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If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in UK, please send an email to: apprenticeships@arriva.co.uk

Croatia

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Croatia, please send an email to: ljudski.resursi@panturist.hr

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Czech Republic

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Czech Republic, please send an email to: kariera@arriva.cz

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Hungary

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Hungary, please send an email to: felvetel@vt-arriva.hu

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Italy

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Italy, please send an email to: silvestrig@arriva.it

Poland

Rail

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Poland, please send an email to: rekrutacja@arriva.pl

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Bus

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Poland, please send an email to: rekrutacja@arrivabus.pl

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Serbia

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Serbia, please send an email to: negoslav.jovanovic@arriva.rs

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Slovakia

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Slovakia, please send an email to: praca@arriva.sk

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Slovenia

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Slovenia, please send an email to: info@arriva.si

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Sweden

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Spain, please send an email to: info@arriva.se

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Spain

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Spain, please send an email to: rrhh.deblas@arriva.es

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Portugal

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Portugal, please send an email to: graca.calapez@tsuldotejo.pt

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Netherlands

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Netherlands, please send an email to: sollicitatie@arriva.nl

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Denmark

If you have any questions or would like to have more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Denmark, please send an email to: pernille.kiaer@arriva.dk

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Liam Bate

"I joined the apprenticeship programme with Arriva UK Bus in the North East. During the programme I worked on a variety of vehicles, learning electrical engineering as well as aspects of mechanical. As my interest grew, so did my motivation and drive for further development, and I progressed to the Arriva Graduate Programme. It was here that I helped to oversee various engineering projects throughout the UK, focusing on continuous improvement of performance and the implementation of lean management processes. Now I am a Workshop Manager at Arriva North East. I have also started a university Bachelor degree in Business Management, which is sponsored by Arriva.”

Find out more

We know that this is a big decision, so if you have any questions or would like any further information, email us at apprenticeships@arriva.co.uk

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