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National Express Manager Trainee, School Bus in Lisle, Illinois


Operations Manager Trainee

You’ve earned your degree – now are you ready to make your mark? As a new member of our Student Transportation 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. We are now looking for Manager Trainees in our California, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, and Wisconsin Customer Service Centers. Join our team at National Express, LLC!

National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, PLC, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. We operate across 34 states and three provinces. All organizations share a strong commitment to provide the highest level of transportation safety, quality transportation, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. National Express School (NEXS) operates more than 22,500 school buses, serves more than 550 school districts in 31 states and three provinces, and transports more than 1.3 million students on a daily basis. National Express Transit (NEXT) operations transport more than 22 million passengers annually with more than 2,800 vehicles. National Express Shuttle (WeDriveU) serves more than nine million corporate and university passengers annually. NELLC’s corporate headquarters, located in Lisle, Illinois, houses the administrative and corporate support functions for the organization. Our 290 local customer service centers (CSCs) are supported by regional operations teams located throughout North America. Learn more at

The ideal candidate will have the ability to plan, problem solve, analyze data, 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, dispatch, staffing, customer relations and commercial development.


  • 4 year Degree in Business or relevant area

  • GPA – 3.0 or higher

  • College-based internships or 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 12-month training program

  • Flexible working hours: early mornings and late nights

  • Willingness to relocate after the 12-month training program has concluded

  • Skills: 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 a review of your qualifications, interview, assessment and business presentation to key leaders.


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: 211420