Dublin Bus is looking for 450 new bus drivers as part of "biggest ever recruitment drive"
Could you be in Ireland's most thanked career?
Have you ever found yourself waiting for a bus and wondering if there was a quicker way to reach your destination?
What about driving the bus yourself?
Dublin Bus is hosting a recruitment day this Saturday (2 April) in a bid to recruit 450 drivers and 50 mechanics and engineering operatives.
The campaign will be the public transport provider's biggest recruitment drive since 1989.
Dublin Bus currently employs almost 3,700 people, including over 2,700 bus drivers and 500 engineering employees.
330 buses are expected to be added to the service in the next five years to support plans for new bus routes across the city.
Two billion euro is set to be spent on improving public transport across the country, as part of the BusConnects scheme.
Upcoming improvements include a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2035, and new ticketing technology that will allow users to pay for bus trips via their credit or debit card.
New recruits will be paid while in training, and the average annual salary for employees is €42,000.
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Employees have access to a mentoring programme, paid maternity and paternity, gym access, subsidised GP medical scheme and an employee assistance scheme with free counselling sessions, access to an education support scheme for those going to third-level study, free bus travel and more.
Dublin Bus topped the list of Irish companies in the Ireland's 150 Best Employers Guide in 2021.
The recruitment drive is set to take place at the Technical Training School in the Broadstone Depot on Saturday from 10am to 6pm this Saturday (2 April).
Attendees will meet current drivers and mechanics to learn more about advertised positions and experiences from working at Dublin Bus.
If you're interested in donning the blue shirt and black tie combination, or if you want to keep Dublin's infrastructure ticking, full details are available on the Dublin Bus website.
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