Dublin Bus launch driver recruitment campaign with a focus on attracting female drivers 2 years ago

Dublin Bus launch driver recruitment campaign with a focus on attracting female drivers

If you know anyone interested in a career change, this might be up their street.

Dublin Bus have launched a recruitment campaign open to both female and male applicants, but with particular focus on attracting prospective female drivers to a series of Female Recruitment Open Days, which will be held in August, September and October.

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Interested candidates are being asked to register their interest via the official Dublin Bus website.

Prospective candidates will then be contacted via email with all the relevant information about potential interviews.

Applicants must hold a valid category B (car) licence to attend an open day.

"The driver role offers a competitive salary, training and mentoring and paid maternity leave. Other benefits include access to a gym, GP scheme and employee assistance scheme with free counselling sessions, and an education support scheme for going back to third level study," the job listing reads.

Salaries begin at €632.05 per week (four-day week inclusive of shift and Sunday premium), increasing to €859.62 (five-day week inclusive of shift and Sunday premium). These roles operate scheduled services covering late shifts on a four-day week from Thursday to Monday, with the opportunity to progress to a five-day week with rotating shifts.

On the day of interview, attendees will meet with current female drivers and inspectors, who will share their experiences of working with Dublin Bus.

Prospective applicants will also get the opportunity to drive a bus with a Dublin Bus professional driving instructor, receive a tour of Dublin Bus’ Central Control Centre and be taken through the recruitment process for bus drivers and the various benefits of working for Dublin Bus.

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The focus on increasing their female workforce is part of Dublin Bus' plans to increase its number of female drivers by 100%.

Vivienne Kavanagh, Dublin Bus Employee Development and Equality Executive, said: “At Dublin Bus we have female leaders throughout the organisation, from Engineering to Operations and HR to Finance. Any woman who is interested should join us at one of our Open Days and just give it a spin – try it, you might love it. The package is competitive, the progression opportunities are great. We’re a big family and we need more women in it!”

More information can be found here.