Apprenticeships with Stagecoach

The Stagecoach Apprenticeship programme offers 4-year Bus Engineering Apprenticeships across many of its UK locations.

The first three years are spent learning in the depot and attending a specialist training college in either Wolverhampton or Glasgow. On completion of the first 3 years, you will achieve an Advanced Apprenticeship (or Modern Apprenticeship in Scotland) in Bus and Coach Engineering Maintenance. The fourth year of the programme has been specially designed by Stagecoach UK Bus. It is also approved and certificated by the Institute of the Motor Industry.

During the course, you’ll continue to develop the skills you’ve already learned by attending in-house courses and manufacturer’s technical courses. In addition, throughout the Stagecoach Apprenticeship programme, you will have a fully trained mentor to guide you and to ensure you achieve the skills required to become a fully-qualified Bus Engineering Technician maintaining Stagecoach’s extensive fleet of vehicles. The company also offers membership of the Society of Operations Engineers upon completion of the Stagecoach Apprenticeship training programme.

Stagecoach Group is a leading international public transport company with bus and rail operations in the UK and mainland Europe, as well as North America. The company employs around 34,000 people and runs approximately 11,000 buses and trains across the company’s four main business functions:

  • Regional Bus Services: 20,000 employees, 7,100 buses and coaches, and 670m journeys per year.
  • London Bus Services: 4,000 employees, 1,300 vehicles, and 290m journeys per year.
  • Rail (excluding Virgin West Coast): 6,000 employees, 640 train services a day, and 60m journeys per year.
  • North America Bus & Tram: 4,000 employees, 2,200 vehicles, and 134m journeys per year.

Key facts about Stagecoach Group:

  • 30% reduction in carbon footprint in 5 years
  • £1 billion invested in new buses and coaches for the UK since 2006
  • £160 million investment in trains, stations, maintenance facilities and other customer improvements
  • £1 billion+ spent every year with 10,000+ small, medium and large suppliers
  • 360 million smartcard journeys a year on buses outside London
  • 210 on-going bus and rail apprenticeships
  • £30m invested in 400+ bus apprenticeships in UK in 10 years


In addition to the Stagecoach Apprenticeship roles summarised here, Stagecoach also offer a range of Graduate Jobs in their Bus and Rail divisions in the UK:

Stagecoach Graduate Jobs

Roles Available with Stagecoach

The Stagecoach Apprenticeship programme offers Apprenticeships in the following roles:

  • Mechanical and Electrical engineering (combined)
  • Body Repair and Paint

Engineers are the people who maintain the Stagecoach fleet of buses and coaches throughout the company’s UK locations. As a result, these roles are critical to the reliable and safe operation of services for customers.

Education Requirements for Stagecoach

To apply for a Stagecoach Apprenticeship you will need to have or expect to achieve:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) in English Language, Mathematics and Science

Candidates must also have a genuine interest in engineering.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Stagecoach?

Applications for the Stagecoach Apprenticeship programme open in early May for apprenticeship vacancies across Stagecoach UK Bus, with roles starting in August or September each year.


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