Three transport operators join forces to tackle recruitment challenge

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East Anglia-based Galloway Coach Travel, Stephensons and NIBs have formed a partnership to create a recruitment website to boost the number of trainee PCV drivers.

The website promotes a career in the bus industry as an exciting opportunity for those with good customer service skills. GROUP TWO

The website was established with the goal to encourage interest in driving careers, targeting people with customer service skills looking for a career change.

The site has been established to make the application process quick and easy, and each company receives and deals with its own recruitment process.

Bill Hiron, Director of all three companies said: “This is the first time as far as I’m aware, three local transport companies have come together to tackle the issue of driver recruitment. It’s well known within the industry that we need to find innovative solutions to attract new, younger customer focused recruits and I’m very hopeful this initiative will help us in the coming months.”

Dean Robbie, General Manager added: “In a world with so many opportunities, we have to work harder to attract new applicants. We need to sell the benefits of job flexibility, long-term career stability and a great view from your window every day! We hope the new website will help to get across to anyone thinking of switching career what a role with us entails.”