Transport

Recruitment drive for new drivers prompted by improvement to bus routes

By Andrew Diprose [email protected]

Published: January 8, 2024 | Updated: 8th January 2024

Eleven new jobs are set to be created following extra funding for bus routes.

Planned enhancements include an increase in frequency for the popular Morebus 13 route between Bournemouth and Wimborne via Ferndown.

The bus operator has seen demand for its services rise over recent months.

It has been working with BCP Council to secure funding from the government’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).

Andrew Wickham, Morebus Managing Director, said: “This investment by the government is part of a strategy to make further enhancements to services across England.

“It fits in perfectly with our own mission to make bus travel the transport of choice for those living across our region.

“We’re delighted to have received funding, so that we can make a number of improvements to our offering here.

“One of which is to increase the frequency of our 13 route, which connects Bournemouth with Wimborne, to every 20 minutes from February 2024.

“In order to fulfil these extra journeys, we have 11 new job opportunities for drivers.

“We are inviting people to boost the start of their 2024 with an application to join our team.

“As well as inviting those who have experience as bus drivers, we are looking to welcome people without qualifications.

“We provide full, paid, training with no previous experience required.

“This is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking a new challenge – particularly those who held temporary Christmas roles in retail and hospitality.

“These applicants are particularly welcome because many hold invaluable skills in customer service.

“New joiners will receive training, uniform and free travel for themselves and a nominee.

“I’m very much looking forward to welcoming some new faces to the Morebus family in the near future.”

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