StepUp your career with us

We’re always looking for ambitious people here at Transdev – people who want to develop their careers and add to their skills. We’re people serving people, and that means encouraging and developing ourselves to be the best.

At all of our depots and departments right across the North, we give opportunities to those who want the training and support they need to progress up the career ladder, thanks to StepUp – our fast-track career development programme.

And, as part of one of Europe’s leading transport operating groups, we’re also proud to be part of On The Launch Pad – an 18-month Transdev-wide graduate programme for up to 20 of the brightest talents across our group of companies to shine on a bigger stage.

Read on to find out more about how we enable the amazing people in our teams to drive ahead and achieve career success!

StepUp – where real-life success stories happen

No matter where our colleagues feel they’ve reached on your career journey, if they have the ambition and passion, we want to support them and push them further.

Our StepUp programme gives people the chance to see life in other departments or locations beyond what they’re used to. This allows colleagues to build new skills and exposure to our experts and managers, giving them a rounded set of experiences they need to progress up their career ladder.

The programme includes plenty of opportunities to learn practical skills ‘on the job’, while colleagues can also be enrolled on a Level 3 Management – or relevant role specific – apprenticeship programme to further enhance their skills while gaining a formal qualification.

Throughout the experience, they bring our company and our leaders a fresh perspective, and we encourage them to enjoy their new experiences – each of which will ensure they can flourish in a future management role. Given our size, we are small enough to ensure we can all be there for each other, yet large enough to ensure new leadership opportunities present themselves.

Just some of our StepUp success stories

Frank Stanisauskis, General Manager


Frank (to the right) joined Transdev at the same time Rosso became part of our wider company. There he already progressed from driver to senior duty manager. We added to Frank’s skills through a managed promotion to service delivery manager at our bigger Keighley set of operations, before he became general manager at Harrogate and then settled down in a similar role at Burnley.

Dale French, Training Manager


Dale has progressed from driver to duty manager, to trainer and now to training manager at The Academy – all within a five-year career here at Transdev. He now leads our recruitment and selection processes, as well as the delivery of our training programmes.

Allan Gilmour, Duty Manager


Allan joined us as a duty manager at our Malton depot, and as part of StepUp he moved to the much-larger and complex Harrogate operation for further experience. He’s now undergoing his Level 3 Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management to help him develop his career further, which has led to his promotion as Operations Supervisor for our FLYER network at Idle.

Lee Wardle, Service Delivery Manager

Lee Wardle

Lee Wardle has developed his career from a driver to duty manager, and then to service delivery manager at Rosso – winning the Rising Star category at Transdev’s Amazing Awards in 2020 along the way! Lee has been in the hotseat helping us create significant growth at Rosso, meaning he is well prepared for future opportunities.

Take a place On The Launch Pad!

There are chances to go further too in our international Group. On The Launch Pad is Transdev’s 18-month graduate career development programme for rising young talents with high potential across our global Group of companies.

It’s an amazing journey through our diverse locations and operations, that encourages all who take part across four key learning pillars – to experiment, discover, grow and transform, and ultimately to become strategic ambassadors within our Group.

Each talented young person on the programme has been identified for their commitment and potential. Once selected for On The Launch Pad, each completes a series of Learning Expeditions, designed to take them out of their comfort zone and build confidence through varied experience.

At the conclusion of the programme, each of our talented young graduates will have gained a strategic vision of our Group, equipping them for further progress with us.