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28.02.13

1,000 applications for FirstGroup graduate scheme

FirstGroup’s UK graduate scheme has attracted 1,000 applications this year, for just 15 places.

Graduates will begin working across FirstGroup’s bus and rail operations from September, where they will undertake a comprehensive workplace training schedule over two years at various locations across the UK.

John Evans, FirstGroup’s HR director, said: “Year on year, the number of candidates that apply for the FirstGroup scheme continues to increase. That overwhelming level of interest in First reflects the quality of our comprehensive Graduate Programme.

“Of course I’m pleased with the volume of the candidates we are attracting, but I’m delighted with the pedigree and potential of candidates that we employ. Our Graduate Programme has consistently provided us with exceptionally enthusiastic, talented people that continue to make a huge contribution to our business. I have no doubt that the calibre of our 2013 graduate intake will also be first-rate.

“FirstGroup continues to attract and retain the best people that transport industry has to offer.”

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