Performance Analyst Placement Student 

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Come join our team in York City Centre! Our brand and culture is all about moving people, and a belief in better runs through everything we do.

Our Company

This is an exciting opportunity for yearlong placement, to be part of the rapid growth of a unique and distinctive train company. Grand Central is an open-access train operator linking the North East and West Yorkshire with London. We are part of Arriva which has a diverse portfolio of train and bus operating companies in the UK and Europe.

We run 18 trains per day and are one of the UK’s leading train operators, one of the country’s highest customer satisfaction scores in the National Rail Passenger Survey and Which? Magazine rail customer survey.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven placement student to work in our Performance team in York as a Performance Analyst. The successful candidate will report to the Performance Manager and will also work closely alongside the Planning team as well as others from the wider business.

As a Performance Analyst, you will support the delivery of Grand Central’s performance strategy, through the timely and accurate collation and analysis of performance data as well as ensuring that Grand Central’s interest are protected within the rail industry’s Schedule 8 Performance Regime as well as representing Grand Central at regional networks and to external stakeholders such as Network Rail.

You will also be responsible for recording and monitoring actions arising from post-incident reviews and drafting the Performance News internal communications as required.


- Working towards a degree in an analytical or transport discipline (transport and logistics, engineering, economics, business, finance)
- Skills in analysis, planning, implementation and review
- Be competent in MS Office, particularly Microsoft Excel


In return you will receive a salary of approx. £15,500 per annum and an amazing benefit of FREE first class travel on Grand Central routes, you will also receive a travel card giving you free standard class access to other Arriva train companies including Northern, Chiltern, Arriva Trains Wales, Cross Country and more!

Interviews to take place May and the start date for the role is July 2018 for 12 months.

To apply, please send your C.V. alongside a covering letter detailing why you wish to work for Grand Central in this role and what makes you the ideal candidate, to: