Anya Carter

Anya Carter

Bus Engineering Technician

Anya's job title is Apprentice Bus Technician at Arriva

What I do

Arriva operates the buses for the routes around Barking, and it’s my job to help maintain them. Every 30 days, a bus will come in to be inspected, and we will make sure it’s safe by doing any necessary repairs.

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How I became a technician

I never saw myself going to university, but I’d always been interested in engineering and having a practical job, so when I found that you get paid to learn during an apprenticeship, it seemed like the right choice. I’m currently two years into a four-year apprenticeship at Arriva.

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What I love most about my job

I love that every day is different – there is such a range of jobs that can be done on a bus, and I’m always learning something new.

The best bits about working in a team

There is a big team in the workshop, so if someone is struggling, we will all come together and share knowledge, tips, and tricks

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

Passing my first-year exams, which involved practicals and a theory test. I was so happy when I got my results!

The next steps in my career journey

I want to complete my apprenticeship, and then I’d like to work in management and learn about how the bus company works.

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