FirstGroup Careers

Employer: FirstGroup
4.1
4.1/5 average employee rating (as reviewed by 38 people)
Careers Available
Operations/General Management, Sales/Marketing and Engineering graduate schemes
Locations: UK wide
Grad Positions
8-10
Employer overall size
117,000
Contact Details Sian Raper
[email protected]
0845 0000 303
395 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5RP

The world’s leading ground passenger transport company, we help 2.5 billion people each year...

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FirstGroup Job Reviews

All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by FirstGroup employees

Review summary

FirstGroup’s graduates wax lyrical about the development opportunities and “excellent career progression prospects”. Not only does the company offer a “vast array of career opportunities”, it is also “very supportive in terms of your development and really allows you to tailor the scheme to your interests and goals”. Offering the “freedom and flexibility to learn the business inside out” and the chance to “drive your own development forward and cater placements to your skill set”, it is no wonder that FirstGroup achieved a rating of 4/5 for Career Progression Opportunities. Simply put, “it is one of the biggest public transport companies in the world so the breadth of opportunities is huge”. Graduates at FirstGroup also benefit from plenty of variety in placements and locations. As a result, “the tasks and challenges that you face change drastically from one week to another”, as evident in the company’s rating of 4.2/5 for Enjoyable/Challenging Work. As summed up by one graduate: “Every day I am learning something new, meeting new people and pushing myself to come up with new ideas to approach the company’s biggest challenges”. Numerous reviews point to the “structured training programme which gives exposure to all aspects of the business rather than specialising so early in your career”. The “willingness of the company to invest in training and development” and the fact that “they provide you with an excellent support network and actively encourage professional accreditation” are reflected in FirstGroup’s ratings of 4.2/5 for both Training and Support. On top of all that, there is plenty of “exposure to high level management who make you feel valued and important to the company’s future” and the opportunity to “make a real impact on the company very early on”, making a graduate career at FirstGroup a wholly appealing proposition. [From the Top Companies 2015/16]

Average Ratings

Based on all FirstGroup employee reviews
Responsibility
4.0/5
Career Progression
3.9/5
Work Life Balance
4.2/5
Training
4.1/5
Environmental awareness
4.2/5
Colleagues
4.0/5
Compensation and benefits
3.9/5
Enjoyment
4.2/5
Company Culture
3.8/5
Overall Rating
4.1/5
Average Working Hours:8am - 4pm
Average Salary:£25,000 - £27,000

Individual FirstGroup Job Reviews

8.4
4.2/5
Added 31/1/2017 by Anonymous
8.7
4.4/5
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6.5
3.3/5
Added 7/3/2016 by Anonymous
8.7
4.4/5
Added 9/2/2016 by Anonymous
8.5
4.3/5
Added 1/2/2016 by Anonymous
6.7
3.4/5
Added 11/1/2016 by Anonymous
8.7
4.4/5
Added 8/1/2016 by Anonymous
7.5
3.8/5
Added 7/1/2016 by Anonymous