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Graduate Management Programme

Translink offers a Graduate Training Programme for our Operations and Engineering departments.

Our 2 year (Operations) and 3 year (Engineering) training programmes will see you undertake placements throughout the business to provide you with the all-round skills you need to be a future Business or Engineering Manager in Translink. You will undertake challenging projects and gain the skills and experience to enable you to run a busy bus depot or railway line, an engineering department, or another managerial role.

By undertaking one of our Graduate Programmes you will be joining a highly successful public transport organisation, employing in excess of 4200 people throughout the Province with a turnover of £194.8m. Our bus and train services focus on delivering integrated travel solutions that are attractive, sustainable and good value.

Salary & Benefits

You will receive

  • Competitive salary per annum.

  • 25 days annual leave plus 9 days public holidays.

  • Option to join the local Government Pension Scheme (NI) which is a defined benefit pension scheme.

  • Free travel for you and your family (subject to eligibility).

  • Sick pay scheme.

  • Corporate discounts from local retailers and service providers.

  • Health Savings Schemes.

  • Childcare Voucher Scheme.

  • On-going training & development and access to career progression opportunities.

  • Support from a mentor throughout the Management Programme

What Qualifications You Need

  • at least a 2.2 degree in any discipline for the Operations Graduate Programme

  • at least a 2.2 degree in Mechanical, Electrical or combined BEng (Hons) for the Engineering Graduate Programme, plus experience of using word processing, spreadsheets and Autocad)

What Skills and Experience You Need

  • minimum of one years' experience working in industry, commerce or retail (this can include your year placement)

  • prepared to work at any of our locations throughout Northern Ireland

  • a current driving licence

  • be hard working, committed and determined with excellent customer service and people skills and not afraid of a challenge

  • be ambitious and self-motivated with the confidence to communicate with people at all levels inside and outside of the Company

Ready for Management

At the end of your training we would expect you to be ready to apply for a permanent managerial role. If you wish to obtain further information about the Management Programme please contact us on 028 9035 4456 or email

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