Bus Éireann wants more women in the driving seat

Bus Éireann wants more women in the driving seat

Women invited to attend Open Days in Dublin, Cork and Galway this Saturday

Bus Éireann is hosting a series of open days around the country this weekend for women who are interested in joining the company as bus drivers.
The company currently has openings for new drivers nationwide and it is actively encouraging applications from women. Information sessions will be held from 9 to 4 in Dublin and 10 to 4 in Cork and Galway this Saturday, March 9th.

Bus Éireann are looking to recruit female drivers

John Sheridan, Acting Media and PR Manager with Bus Éireann, said the company wants to encourage more women to apply for new and exciting roles: “Traditionally the majority of our drivers have been male but that is changing, and we want to encourage more women to consider it as a career option. We hope that by attending one of our open days, in Dublin, Cork or Galway, interested applicants will see that it is an attractive career option, and one that it is equally available to men and women.” 

Rhonda has been driving for Bus Éireann for 12 years: “When I was a young girl, I saw a female Bus Éireann driver and thought one day I would like to do that. I then took the plunge and got my bus licence and with no driving experience, I arrived into Bus Éireann for an open day 11 years ago and was hired. It was by far one of my best decisions. I love my job as you get to travel the country and meet loads of new and interesting characters,” she said. 

As well as drivers, Bus Éireann is also recruiting a number of Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanics this year and the company is also encouraging applications from females for these positions. For more information visit www.buseireann.ie/Apprentices. Last year they marked the employment of their first female apprentice.

Those attending the open days around the country have an opportunity to meet with women who are currently working as drivers with Bus Éireann, as well as with operational and HR staff who can talk through the role.

For more information on our Open Day for Women, visit www.buseireann.ie/WomenDrivers

Thursday, 7th March, 2019