The disruptions of COVID-19 have seen many people change career direction or explore different industries.
During the height of the pandemic, the focus on essential workers and industries such as public transport gave people greater insight into working in a more secure, yet flexible industry.
Transdev has a proudly diverse workforce and in the lead-up to International Women’s Day is celebrating its frontline employees and encouraging more women to think about a career in public transport.
Talent Acquisition Manager Amanda Selleck said the team are seeing more women change industries and retrain to join the transport sector.
“We are seeing more interest from women looking for a change and wanting to work in a more secure industry. In our bus businesses, we are seeing more people taking part in our car license upgrade training program, which provides comprehensive driver training, so participants have all of the skills required to become bus drivers.
“Training is conducted in a very supportive and secure environment and we’ve seen great success with more women getting into the driver seat and taking charge of their new careers in public transport.”
For New South Wales bus trainee, Fenella, the training program helped improve her confidence.
“The trainers are excellent, they take their time building your skills and encouraging you. My main issue was nerves and my Trainer spent a lot of time giving me the confidence to believe in myself.
“It was also great to meet a new group of people in the same boat, we were all at different levels at the beginning but supported each other throughout the training.”