We're hiring people like you

4 months ago Mon 21st Feb 2022

We're hiring people like you

We're working hard to address the long-standing under representation of women in transport by launching a new recruitment campaign designed to attract more women into the bus industry.

We've set an ambitious goal to double female representation amongst our workforce by 2025. 

Starring in our latest campaign are Claire, Jayne, Marie, Chloe, Tina; five bus drivers based at our Queens Road depot here in Manchester, and Jola, a member of our maintenance team. They'll be sharing their stories and insights into what life is really like behind the wheel.

Nigel Featham, our Managing Director, says:

“Working in public transport is very fulfilling. It’s rewarding to play a big role in city life, camaraderie is high, and we offer a full re-training programme for those wishing to join.

“To open careers with us to as wide a range of applicants as possible we have in place family friendly policies like flexible working, shared parental leave and time off for family emergencies. However, while we are seeing increased numbers of women join us, we’d love to see more.

“Our target is to double the number of women in the workforce by 2025.

“The bus industry is a fantastic place to work, and we are keen to encourage women that we are hiring people like you".

Tina Reville, one of our fantastic drivers featured in the campaign, said:

“Before I started, I was a little apprehensive about driving big vehicles, but there’s really nothing to worry about at all. The people are fantastic, from the banter we have between colleagues to the regular customers we see up and down our routes. I wouldn’t dream of doing anything else!”

Our parent company, The Go-Ahead Group, has set targets to increase female representation across all of its UK bus businesses from 11% to 20% by 2025. Go-Ahead established an industry-first ‘Women In Bus’ network in 2019, offering support and mentoring to women at its bus companies across the UK.

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There's never been a better time to join us! Head over to our Driver Academy to find out more about the role and to apply online instantly.