Graduate programme

Graduate programme

Bart Rinsma
Medio ambiente

Extensive guidance during the Arriva Graduate Programme supports my development. The programme also offers many opportunities by exploring different sides of the business in a relatively short period of time.

Bart Rinsma

Arriva Graduate from the Netherlands

Alison O’Connor

Welcome to Arriva

Our business is people mobility

As an expanding international business, Arriva is always looking to the future to find new ways to improve our transport services. Attracting the right people to Arriva and developing them within our business is vital. Our Graduate Programme – in Operations, Engineering and Functional areas – offers graduates the opportunity to work alongside and be coached by senior people across the company, take on significant responsibility, and discover what it takes to deliver success, helping to create a new generation of great leaders who can all contribute to the future growth of the group.

Alison O’Connor

Director of Corporate Affairs

We are Arriva.

One of Europe’s leading passenger transport providers

Arriva has grown to become one of the largest providers of passenger transport in Europe. We operate a wide range of services including buses, commuter coaches, trains, trams and light rail, waterbuses and non-emergency patient transport. We employ over 60,000 people and deliver more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys a year across 14 European countries; and we are still growing. Arriva is also part of Deutsche Bahn (DB) and is responsible for DB’s regional passenger transport services outside Germany. Today, DB is one of the world’s leading mobility and logistics companies, operating in more than 130 countries.

Our programme.

Develop your talent

Our graduates can expect to be given significant responsibility early on in their careers and will find themselves doing placements in a number of different areas of the business to obtain a broad perspective of Arriva. During the Programme, our graduates will attend international graduate events and training modules, work on assignments with fellow graduates, and have the opportunity to meet Arriva’s senior managers. They will receive coaching, career support and have a personal mentor who will track their development. They will also become part of our GraduateClub, an international network of Arriva Graduates.

If you are an ambitious person and a high performer, your growth opportunities are limitless at Arriva. How far you go is up to you!

Our Programme is divided into three streams:



Functional Areas

Become an Arriva graduate.

6 reasons why

Carlos Agullo
Medio ambiente

The Arriva Graduate Programme is making a big difference to my professional life. Firstly, it is giving me a mindset focused on facing challenges. Secondly, it allows me to get connections from different parts of the business, which are proving to be very useful.

Carlos Agullo

Arriva Graduate from Spain

Are you ready?.

We are looking for people who meet the following requirements:

Graduate requirements

> You have successfully completed a Bachelor degree (2:1 for UK) or a Master degree
> You have a global attitude for working in a multi-cultural environment
> You possess leadership potential and/or substantial technical knowledge
> You have strong communication skills and you are fluent in English
> You are an early adopter and (nationally/internationally) mobile
> You demonstrate high performance and achievement
> You are interested in experimentation and innovation
> You are able to think creatively and outside the box

Contact us to join our
Graduate Programme


C/ Fraguas, 27
Pol. Ind. Urtinsa.
28923 Alcorcón (Madrid)
Phone: +34 91 226 04 18

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