CPT launches database to help employees find new work opportunities

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The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has launched a database to help unlock temporary and permanent work opportunities for employees across the bus and coach industry.

As services are ramped-up further over the coming months in line with government guidance, CPT hopes its members will be able to collaborate with one another using its database to plug any gaps in the workforce, keep services running and ease financial pressures.

The database has been compiled with information provided by CPT members about driver and engineering vacancies, and details of operators with staff that have capacity to work. The database is accessible on the CPT website and operators will be able to liaise with one another to arrange working partnerships and opportunities for their employees.

CPT Member & Membership Services Director Chris Nice said: “As bus services and passenger numbers begin to increase as social distancing measures are relaxed, CPT recognises that there may be bus operators requiring additional drivers and engineers to meet this increased demand.

“In the face of cancellations and a huge downturn in future bookings, coach operators may have employees returning from furloughed leave with limited opportunities for work at this moment in time. The database that CPT has created in collaboration with operators will open up working opportunities to help the bus and coach industries as we return to normality.”

Businesses looking for drivers or engineers or operators with a spare allocation of staff can get their details added to this database by contacting [email protected].