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The following is a Graduate Review for FirstGroup.

FirstGroup scores 3.7/5 based on 82 reviews.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


You get a lot of variation and learning in your week. The support you receive is excellent and you have the opportunity to travel around the UK to different depots, training and meetings. It is great meeting the different people in the business when you are travelling to different meetings and events.


Depending on what part of the scheme you are on sometimes you have to work at what some people consider as unsociable hours. So I've had early mornings, some very early mornings and night shifts. I've adapted well to the early mornings but some graduates struggle.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £25,000 - £27,000

Current salary: £25,000 - £27,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 08:00

Finish: 16:30

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Be yourself and show how through all your different experiences of work and education you have developed.
You don't have to write another dissertation, just be clear and concise!
You don't need to be in university to apply as long as you graduated within two years of your application you are eligible and that experience after university gives you additional skills and knowledge.
Understand that the transport industry does not stop outside 9am to 5pm.

Do you have any interview tips?

Take your time and think about the questions, don't immediately jump to an answer which could seem irrelevant.
Don't be afraid to show your personality in the interview because the interviewer can see through most applicants who are "acting".
Talk about what unique experiences you have had and what skills you have gained from them.

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