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Summer Internships

Every year we assess the needs of the business and the opportunities that we could make available to undergraduates looking for experience within the transport industry.

Any opportunities available will be advertised on our careers pages from the New Year.

What could an internship involve?

If there is a business need you could join us as an intern for 8 to 12 weeks over the summer when you’ll work on a variety of projects. You’ll learn new skills as you immerse yourself in the world of FirstGroup and be valued for the big impact you make.

As in intern, you’ll be given every chance to show us what you can do. You’ll roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty working on a live project, being a core member of the team from day one and learning on-the-job.

During your internship, you could get involved in different opportunities such as:

  • Gaining hands-on experience as part of our train, station and customer service teams
  • Participating in real-life engineering work
  • Seeing different aspects of train maintenance.
  • Spending time working with different teams from store keeping and vehicle cleaning
  • Gaining insight into operational planning and management.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for penultimate year students either in a 3 or 4 year degree.

Your ability to build solid relationships and collaborate with your colleagues at every level will be key. Ours is a fast-moving operation in more ways than one, so you’ll also be able to think on your feet and devise innovative solutions to any challenges that come your way. It’s about being creative, looking at things from a new angle, finding ways to do things differently, yet effectively and being resilient to obstacles and set-backs that come your way. Whilst always, always putting the safety of our passengers and our people first.

You should feel comfortable working in a demanding commercial environment and strongly believe in the organisations goals and values, the customer should be at the heart of everything you do.

Where will I be located?

Ours is an industry that’s always on the move. So, you’ll also need to be flexible. Exact locations will be confirmed.

Is there a salary?

We’ll reward your hard work and commitment with a competitive intern salary.

What happens after the internship?

If you love the experience, do a great job and impress us, we would like you to apply to one of our graduate programmes or to any direct entry roles.

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