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The following is a Graduate Review for FirstGroup.

FirstGroup scores 3.8/5 based on 97 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from FirstGroup. Employees are asked to rate FirstGroup on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


The variety of work an operations environment can throw at you. No two days are ever the same and things can change at very short notice. Also, working within a company open to change and supportive of fresh ideas.


The need to be flexible could be seen as the worst aspect of the job. In the space of 24 hours, you may be needed at the opposite end of the country, or in another depot. Plans can and will change very regularly. But, the experiences you can gain and learn from make it extremely worthwhile to remain flexible and for me now it is definitely one of the biggest strengths of the role.

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: 07:00

Finish: 17:00

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

Be open, honest and focus on the competencies and positive characteristics you have which would be beneficial to the company and would suit the role. Keep the application concise.

Do you have any interview tips?

Prepare for anything. Practise at home and be prepared for unexpected questions or comments. Make sure you know your CV, application and abilities off by heart and be prepared to offer examples of how you have demonstrated certain competencies and qualities in the past.

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