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National lockdown restrictions are in place across England until 2 December but bus services are running as normal. You should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons. 

In South Wales, all of our timetables will go back to what we were running before the 'firebreak' lockdown. There will also be some timetable changes to a number of Aberdare services to improve connectivity. 

The new tier system is in operation across Scotland, but if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.

Apprenticeships at Stagecoach

Join one of our engineering apprenticeship schemes

Our award-winning engineering apprenticeship schemes are a great way to start your career with Stagecoach. You can join our schemes at a number of UK locations, starting in August or September each year.


Apprenticeships we offer

We go to great efforts to make sure our apprentices are trained to the highest standards in the industry.

We offer apprenticeships in:

  • Mechelec - Mechanical and Electrical engineering combined

The training programme

All of our apprenticeship schemes run on a four year programme.

The first three years are spent learning in the depot and attending a specialist training college in either Wolverhampton or Glasgow (depending on home location).

You will work towards the Bus and Coach Engineering Technician Standard or Modern Apprenticeship in Bus and Coach Engineering Maintenance in Scotland 

The fourth year of the programme has been specially designed by Stagecoach UK Bus. It is 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.

During your apprenticeship, you'll be paired with a fully trained mentor to guide you through the programme.

We will also offer membership of the Society of Operations Engineers upon completion.


What you'll need

You'll need to have or expect to achieve:

  • three GCSEs at grade C or  above or grade 4  or above
  • standard grades 1 - 3 
  • national 4 or 5 in English Language, Mathematics and a Science (or equivalent qualifications). 

You also need to have a genuine interest in engineering.


How to apply

Applications will be welcomed from 6th April for apprenticeship vacancies across Stagecoach UK Bus. Apply here.


The selection process

The selection process includes both an interview and ability tests.