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Training and Recruitment Manager

Training and Recruitment Manager 

North & West Yorkshire 

Full Time – 40hrs 

Salary – TBC 

After the turbulent time of the pandemic, it is all systems go for recruitment at First Bus and we need you to plan and put into action, all aspects of training for our new recruits in our depot's!  

Welcome to First Bus 

Hello. First Bus is one of the country's largest bus operators – taking 1.6 million customers to their destinations every day. We're a forward-looking business at the forefront of bus technology, leading the way on contactless payments, mobile Apps and real time information. Our investment in state-of-the-art, new buses is just one part of our transition to a low-carbon future. It's an exciting time to be here.  

About the role 

Your role as the Training and Recruitment Manager for our North & West Yorkshire depots, is critical in ensuring we provide a positive recruitment experience and high-quality training, for all new employees coming through our doors.  

You will manage the full recruitment journey, from interviewing and assessment days, to onboarding and organising their onward training. It is important that you engage and build strong relationships with all new employees, ensuring they feel welcomed and supported in their new role.  

It is a fast-paced environment of high-volume recruitment, so we need you to be pro-active, organised and efficient in managing all aspects of recruitment and training, including; managing budgets, achieving agreed induction headcounts and updating training and recruitment processes. 

What will you be doing? 

  • Leading the Operating Company Training team to consistently deliver high quality training in line with a divisional framework and local guidelines 
  • Working with local managers to ensure that teams are competently trained, and to achieve agreed establishment requirements 
  • Working in collaboration with the central resourcing team to onboard quickly and professionally, offering the candidates the best experience 
  • Supporting the Operating Company Leadership Team to develop engaged, talented and high performing teams 
  • Ensuring that effective processes are in place to effectively induct new employees 
  • Preparing and presenting management information and reports 
  • Collaborating with colleagues across the company to develop and share best practice in training and recruitment 
  • Maintaining accurate records for all aspects of training and recruitment standards and performance  

What are we looking for?  

  • Experience of managing a team with the ability to keep them engaged and motivated 
  • Ideally, experience in driving recruitment where you have been responsible for sourcing, attracting and hiring candidates for a range of roles within the business  
  • Ability to build strong relationships with hiring managers and work well as a team  
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment 
  • Pro-active and positive attitude 
  • Proficient in the use of all Microsoft Packages 
  • Ability to lead a team to a set of KPI's, assessing data and ensuring the team meet the targets and deadlines 

Rewards & Benefits 

  • Competitive salary 
  • First Xclusives discount scheme: You and your family & friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on high street & leisure brands such as: Asda, Argos and Sainsburys
  • £6 all-day train travel for you and your family on Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Avanti, Trans Pennine Express, Hull Trains
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days' holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme and chance to buy discounted First Group shares
  • Enhanced maternity / paternity pay
  • Flexible working
  • Free bus pass for you and your family on joining
  • Shares scheme – chance to buy shares in First Bus
  • Generous pension scheme – 8% (5% of your monthly salary + 3% from First Bus)
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24hr, 365 days a year mental health support 

We put a big focus on physical and mental wellbeing at First Bus. We recognise that anyone can be affected by the stresses and strains of work, or life outside it. You'll find a range of health-promotion initiatives, and you will have 24/7 access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme.  

Apply now! We can't wait to welcome you on board – get it?! 

Public transport serves everyone, whatever their differences. At First Bus, we want to be an employer open to you, no matter what your differences are. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation because diverse backgrounds, thinking and experiences bring so many benefits to our customers, communities and people. We welcome applications from all. 

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UK Bus - Leeds Bramley Depot
Bramley Garage, Henconner Lane, Bramley, Leeds, England, LS13 4LD
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  • Company:
    First Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    UK Bus - Leeds Bramley Depot
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  • Closing Date:
    31 December 2022
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