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Move your career into top gear! Bus firm Transdev offers York job seekers and switchers a fresh start at its new green base

Try your skills behind the wheel at new Rawcliffe bus depot’s open event

Yorkshire bus firm Transdev is inviting career switchers and job seekers to get behind the wheel of one of its training buses at its award-winning Academy in York – with a fast-tracked application process and higher pay awaiting those who take up the offer.

Last month, the company officially opened its impressive new green depot at Rawcliffe on the northern outskirts of York – complete with its own in-house training Academy, to help attract and retain the best people for its driving and engineering teams.

Now Transdev is throwing open the gates of its new home in York for an open event on Saturday 20 April from 10am to 2pm, to make finding out more about joining its driving team as easy as catching a bus from A to B.

Transdev Training Manager Dale French said: “We’re keen to meet positive people with the drive to serve our customers across our networks, including York and Country, Coastliner and CitySightseeing York.

“Our newest depot in York has been built for the future, with the environment and sustainability a key priority. We now have a state-of-the-art facility offering the best staff welfare and support in our industry, and we’re ready to grow with the right people on board.

“With newly increased pay of £15.05 an hour for qualified drivers, there’s never been a better time to join our team. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve never driven anything bigger than a car – we can train you to the highest standards in our super new Academy.

“Our Academy team will be here to answer your questions about working with us. We can start the application process immediately – you can even take your medical with our on-site doctor – and you can get a feel for being behind the wheel of one of our Academy buses with our on-site driving experience.

“We have some of the best facilities anywhere in the UK bus industry right here in York and we can’t wait to open our gates and welcome potential newcomers to find out about joining our friendly team.”

The bus firm’s York open day will give potential recruits the chance to meet depot colleagues and Transdev’s Academy team for an informal chat about the roles available, to help them decide if a career on the buses could be the ideal new start for them.

The open day will be held on Saturday, 20 April 2024 at Transdev’s new depot next to York’s Rawcliffe Bar Park and Ride site, served by frequent buses on route 2 to and from the city centre. Ample free parking is available close to the depot entrance, using the sat-nav postcode YO30 5XZ.

Full details of all Transdev’s career opportunities in York and across Yorkshire and the North West are available online at: