Travel benefits for Apprentices


If you’re 18, or over, live in a London borough and are in the first year of an approved apprenticeship, you may be eligible for an Apprentice Oyster photocard.

First Bus – Student Tickets

Offers discounted student fares

Go North East

We have some great discounts for those aged 18 and under, including our £1 flat single fare. View our guide below to see which ticket best suits you.

If you are 18 or under, you can take advantage of cheaper fares on the bus or on our app without the need for any form of smartcard/ID – although if you are at the older end of the age range, it is advised that you keep your college ID or another form of ID on you in case you are asked – otherwise you may have to pay full fare.

North East

Does your organisation offer Apprenticeship schemes? Would you like to help them travel to their placement for less?

Arriva North East has introduced a new Apprenticeship Travel Scheme where the organisation/employer/training provider can become a member and pass more affordable bus travel onto their apprenticeships. 

Arriva North East will then send a new ticket out to the apprentice each month. NO administration required from the employer/organisation. For more information about how your organisation can join the scheme please contact us.

Go North East

If you are a resident of Gloucestershire employed in a Gloucestershire apprenticeship and are aged 16-24, you may be entitled to a free Thinksmart bus pass for journeys to and from your placement.

Your bus pass allows you to travel free of charge for up to 100 journeys on local bus services in Gloucestershire.

Wheels to work scheme

Wheels to Work

Wheels to work can find a way to help when transport difficulties are stopping you get to work, training or college.

Are you a future Apprentice or Employer?