Flying the flag for our talented multi-national team!

5 months ago Thu 27th Jan 2022

Catch this colourful bus turning heads on routes across the North – and flying the flag for our multi-national team!

A specially designed double-decker decorated with the national flags of our 1,400-strong team in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester is now on the road, as we reveal our plans for recruitment and growth this year.

The bus features the flags of 40 nations from every continent on Earth, including countries as far afield as Nigeria, China, Ecuador and Slovakia, each one highlighting the diverse nature of our team. Its introduction comes as we step up our campaign to recruit more new drivers, engineers and support staff from all backgrounds to get on board with our expansion plans in 2022.

“We’re proud to have 40 countries represented by our 1,400 colleagues across the North – especially at a time when the whole transport sector is responding to a national employee shortfall. We’re welcoming and training record numbers of new drivers right now, and we’re on the lookout for more.

“We offer an industry-leading benefits package to newcomers joining our team, including a £1,000 welcome bonus for qualified drivers, free travel on all our buses and most others across the North, generous health and welfare discounts and rewards for our best performers.

“We also encourage our people on the road to career success through our ‘Step Up’ talent development programme, and later this month we’ll celebrate the talents of our team as we have just done with our annual Amazing Awards, in the company of world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno MBE.

“Our people come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and they all have one thing in common – they all care passionately about giving amazing customer service.”

As the colourful celebration bus takes to the road, we are also preparing for a year of investment across the North. Our plans include:

  • More and better buses for Team Pennine in Huddersfield and Halifax, as we continues to invest to raise quality standards after we took over in July 2021
  • Better facilities for colleagues based at our Keighley depot
  • More new routes, better buses and staff facilities at Rosso’s base in Rochdale
  • New customer service hubs at Elland in West Yorkshire and Blackburn in Lancashire, to deliver better information and performance
  • Full renewal of our dedicated fleet for school and college services in Harrogate
  • Two more ‘The Academy’ colleague training centres, to join existing facilities at Harrogate and Burnley

We are also working to secure Government approval for plans to introduce 71 new electric buses in Harrogate and West Yorkshire.

“We’re ready to make 2022 a year of successful growth, and we’re looking for people to make their mark in an organisation which will help them grow with us. We celebrate talent and diversity, and we offer one of our industry’s most rewarding packages – so there’s no better time than now to come on board.”

Full details of all the exciting career opportunities currently available with us can be found here.