Transdev offers job hope to Wilko workers

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Transdev is offering a guaranteed job interview to retail staff with a driving licence who are looking for a fresh start following the collapse of high street retailer Wilko. TRANSDEV

North of England operator Transdev has guaranteed job interviews for Wilko store chain staff facing redundancy following its recent collapse. The operator has issued an open invitation to a guaranteed job interview to anyone with a driving licence who currently works at any of Wilko’s 400 stores, almost 150 of which will close in the next week, including several across the North.

The offer comes as Transdev steps up its high-profile recruitment campaign on buses and on social media, featuring its own teams supporting newcomers with their change of career to become a bus driver. Transdev Training Manager Dale French said: “We’re naturally sad to hear the news about Wilko – they have stores in many of the communities we serve in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

“We’d like to offer all Wilko colleagues who hold a current driving licence a guaranteed interview for a driving role with us. Right now, we have opportunities to join our driving teams at each of our 10 operating centres across the North.

“We’ll teach newcomers how to drive a bus, and pay for their training on and off the road. We’re looking for people who love being the best and are ready to make a fresh start – especially those with retail experience who know how to give our customers a friendly welcome, every time.”