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Arriva Recruitment Case Study
Uniting Ambition partners with Arriva plc to build a Project Management team within the new Transformation team

The Client

Arriva is a multi-national public transport company that has grown through mergers & acquisitions. They operates bus, coach, train, tram & waterbus services in 14 countries across Europe. Employing 60,000 people they operate 2.2billion passenger journeys annually.

As Europe’s largest transport provider, they take a leading stance on reducing their environmental impact, incorporating new technology as soon as its developed to help reduce emissions, regulate fuel consumption and explore alternative vehicle designs.

The Brief

Arriva came to Uniting Ambition to build a Project Management team within their newly created Transformation team. This group function would deliver change projects (Business and IT) across the entire business. At the centre of this are the Project Managers who ensure successful delivery of the change agenda through the definition, design and delivery of a change project.

The team and programme of work was extremely high profile; each Project Manager was responsible for a Region within the group. It was key to find the right calibre of individual, we successfully placed:

  • 5 x Project Managers

The Solution

Uniting Ambition designed a 360° talent strategy, including sourcing the right candidates, taking care of all telephone and face to face interviews and assessing the cultural fit for Arriva’s new division.

It was a full search approach with target companies, candidate profiling, weekly pipeline reports to the Transformation Director and managing the onboarding of the candidates. The project has been a success and we continue to work with Arriva based on this project.