First all female bus driver graduates hit the road

Released 06/04/2017

Transport Canberra will today, Thursday, 6 April 2017, recognise its first all female bus driver graduate group at a graduation ceremony at its Tuggeranong administration office where four new female recruits will be presented with their certificate of graduation, following four weeks of intensive training.

“Last year Transport Canberra employed 80 new part time bus drivers as part of its annual recruitment requirements. We are excited to be recognising our first all female graduate group,”
Director, Public Transport Operations, Ian McGlinn said.

“Before hitting the road, our recruits receive four weeks of intensive training covering customer service, ticketing procedures, route navigation and bus familiarisation.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and continue to encourage both women and men from all Indigenous and cultural backgrounds to apply for our driving positions. We had over 300 people attend our recent recruitment information night and it was great to see a large number of females at that session.

“Our 2017 recruitment drive has just closed, and I’m pleased to say that we received over 350 applications from interested locals.

“Over the next 12 months Transport Canberra will recruit from this round of applicants to fulfil its network delivery requirements.

“Transport Canberra is a great place to work. We value excellent customer service and are seeking people with a commitment to contributing to the public transport experience for our community.

“It’s never been a more exciting time to work in public transport in Canberra. Over the next four years we will see a significant investment in new buses for our bus fleet and the introduction of new Rapid bus services. In addition to this, we will also see the first stage of light rail become operational in late 2018 with planning on stage two underway."

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