At our Depot here in Torquay we have an Opperations Manager and an Assistant Opperations Manager. Their job is the ensure the smooth day to day running of the depot, a slightly harder job than simply driving a bus.The assistant has been with us for some years and the OM for a couple of years. It seems that they are to shortly move to Exeter, which is a bigger depot and I am sure they will make their mark there. We at Torquay are to get a new OM who is part of the Stagecoach Graduate Scheme, which recruits graduates and puts them through an intensive training course to equip them for the rigures of Depot Managment and for further promotion within the company.
To have a look at a brief profile of our new OM
Sorry, couldn't get the link to work so I have copied it here for you to look at.
CHRISTINA: ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER, WALKERGATE, NEWCASTLE
Degree: BA (hons) – History; University of Leicester
Joined Stagecoach: 2005
Current position: Assistant Operations Manager, Walkergate, Newcastle
“I looked at a number of Graduate schemes, but Stagecoach stood out for me.
I wanted to join a programme that had a clear career path and that offered
choices across a wide range of roles; Stagecoach offered this level of variety
coupled with the certainty of well thought through support structures. It also
offered a role that wasn’t desk-bound around a 9 to 5 office job.
My first year in South Wales certainly didn't disappoint. I'd speak to friends who
work for other graduate employers and they'd be amazed at how much I’d
done so soon.
Whilst working for a multi-national company, I feel like part of a big family. All
the graduates meet up regularly on courses (and socially) and we network with
senior managers and directors as early exposure to high-level business
planning and strategy.
What I love is the buzz and energy around the business, I couldn't begin to tell
you what an average day is like, no day is “average” and you're never bored.
Responsibility comes early on, and you have a safety net of managers around
you. This enables you to move forward with confidence knowing that mistakes
will be picked up before they cause a problem and that you will be able to learn
from them. And, of course, you have the support and advice of your mentor.
I'm now Assistant Operations Manager at a large depot in Newcastle - I've
gone from managing 170 drivers in South Wales to managing almost 300 here.
It's a big step up in responsibility, but after the intensity of the first year I'm fully
prepared for the challenges involved. And, because I enjoy what I do so much,
the days just go in a flash."
I am sure we all wish her well in her new position