Skilling up Journey Makers of the Future

2020-12-21
Transdev Sydney trainee bus driver
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As more Aussies start returning to their workplaces and daily routines, Transdev will be undertaking a training and recruitment blitz in the coming months to provide customers with peace of mind when travelling and meet increased demand.

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The company intends to create up to 300 new trainee jobs throughout 2021, with up to 100 of those due to commence by the end of January.

Paul Birch, Transdev Australasia’s Chief People and Culture Officer said a variety of different skills were required within the public transport sector, beyond simply driving a vehicle.

“Every day our team of Journey Makers provides thousands of Australians with safe, reliable and comfortable journeys on our services, and having a highly-skilled workforce is essential,” Mr Birch said.

“The opportunities at Transdev are vast and we employ everyone from drivers, mechanics, spray-painters, to transport planners, business development managers and cyber-security experts.”

“In response to the current climate the transport industry is changing rapidly and we are welcoming more people with transferable skills from industries such as customer service, finance and aviation into our workplace.”

Transdev is one of the largest multi-modal providers of public transport in the Pacific region, delivering bus, train, ferry, light rail and on-demand services which, on average, transport more that 137 million passengers each year.

Mr Birch hoped the move would help to make the transport industry more attractive to more people and increase diversity throughout the sector.

“As a business, Transdev is essentially in the people sector – that is we are a team of people serving people. It is for this reason that having a diverse workforce is critical,” Mr Birch added.

“In providing a high standard of customer experience it is important that our Journey Makers reflect and represent the community in which they serve. While we’ve invested significantly to achieve greater diversity across our workforce, there’s always more that we can do across the industry.

“Through our recruitment initiatives, we are hoping to attract people who may not of ever considered a career in public transport, such as women, school leavers, and those from Indigenous backgrounds.”

Transdev is actively seeking applicants for a number of positions nationally, for more information visit www.transdev.com.au/careers.

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