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The following is a Graduate Review for FirstGroup.

FirstGroup scores 3.7/5 based on 86 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?


Wide range of opportunities.

Freedom to manage your placements and time.

Freedom to explore.

Company Credit Card makes life easier.

Free train travel for the train operating company you are based at.

Very supportive people within HR.

A lot of training offered.

Knowledge in the field is not expected, only willingness to learn and apply what has been learned.

Not much stress (depended on placement).

Very flexible company, they listen to you and care about you!


You will deal with many people and not everyone is nice or helpful. Sometimes getting a placement is difficult.

Lack of knowledge in the rail industry can make some people think you are not very smart.

The lack of diversity in the rail industry is noticeable, however, FirstGroup is trying to change this.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £25,000 - £27,000

Current salary: £25,000 - £27,000

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

Be honest and show a genuine passion for the role.

Do you have any interview tips?

General questions about your past. Management questions. Company values.

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