Brighton & Hove seeks out female drivers

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Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach has continued to campaign for female drivers in the bus industry in partnership with a local radio company.

On Friday, April 24, Bus Driver Manager Judith Aylward and other female drivers were be at the Old Steine with the Juice FM bus to speak to women interested in a career as a bus driver with Brighton & Hove Buses.

The aim was to highlight positive aspects of the job such as flexible hours and plenty of variety. The company’s drivers can earn around £400 per week after training and benefits include free bus travel for the employee, their partner and children.

On the day, there was the opportunity to sign-up to drive a bus at a private site to gain some direct hands-on experience as a driver.

Managing Director Martin Harris said: “We have started to see some progress with our diversity drive for more women drivers and are keen to build on this. I would encourage any women who are interested in public transport as a potential career path to come along on Friday to meet Judith and the team.”