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National Express Manager Trainee in Lisle, Illinois


Safety, Customers, People, Community & Excellence

A leading provider of student transportation, National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. NELLC operates 250 branches in North America, employs 30,000 individuals and has revenues of $1.2B. National Express consists of Durham School Services, Septran, Petermann Bus, The Provider, Safeway, Smith Bus and TransExpress in the Unites States and Stock Transportation in Canada. As a leader in student transportation, National Express, LLC (NELLC) is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations.

You’ve earned your degree – now are you ready to make your mark?

As a new member of our operations team, you will be placed on a career advancement track from day one. Our extensive training program provides an in-depth understanding of our industry, company, its people and operations - all of which are critical to our company success. Motivated trainees will find that the career options at National Express are endless. Turn your drive and ambition into a lucrative and rewarding career with a global organization. Join our team at National Express, LLC!

National Express, LLC, supporting Durham School Services, Stock Transportation and Petermann, the nation’s second largest provider of school transportation, is looking for recent or soon-to-be college graduate to join our field team as an Operations Management Trainee to take part in a comprehensive training program. This development program will prepare a high-potential individual, new to our industry, to be an Operations leader within 12 months.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to plan, problem solve, act with a sense of urgency and accountability while displaying innovation, and critical thinking skills to create real long-term value for the organization.

Key Responsibilities Include: Learning and participating in all activities within an operations environment including but not limited to management of P&L, safety, maintenance, employee relations, dispatching, customer relations and commercial development.

Program Perks:

  • Extensive development, visibility & exposure

  • One-on-one weekly coaching with corporate liaison

  • MBA program eligibility

  • Opportunities to travel internationally and learn from global trainees

  • Travel to Corporate Headquarters in Chicago for onboarding and orientation

  • Travel to the UK and Spain to meet with other program participants



  • 4 year degree in Business or relevant area

  • GPA – 3.0 or higher

  • College-based internship; Past Employment or Work Experience while in college

  • Volunteer Experience or Extracurricular activities displaying leadership experience preferred

  • Willingness to travel to all National Express School bus locations during the 12-month training program

  • Flexible working hours: early mornings and late nights

Skills: Computer proficiency; communication (articulate communicator/presence); decision making; planning, organizing, prioritizing; creating and editing written reports; strong interpersonal and negotiation

Abilities: problem solving, computer proficiency; communication; decision making; planning; organizing; prioritizing; creating and editing written reports; time management; attention to detail, confidentiality, professionalism, and customer service.

If you are passionate about excellent customer service and want to become a key leader in creating a safe operations culture while driving a business to achieve its vision and objectives, apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Our application process will include: interviews, assessments and business presentations to key leaders.

National Express LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job: Operations Field

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Lisle-US Headoffice

Work Locations US Headoffice (1002_US Headoffice)2601 Navistar DriveLisle, 60532

Organization United States Bus

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Job Level Individual Contributor

Job Shift Day Job

Travel No

Req ID: 201220