International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 07 2018


We are encouraging more women to consider bus driving careers this International Women's Day!


Female bus drivers at Bluestar are marking International Women’s Day - Thursday 8 March - by calling for more ladies to join the traditionally male-dominated industry. 

Bluestar has long been an advocate of equal pay and conditions within its workforce. And our team is continuing to encourage new applications from all would-be bus drivers and trainee vehicle engineers, regardless of gender. 

“Across the UK, women are vastly under-represented in this industry, and it would be great to see more of them considering a career as bus drivers,” said Bluestar head of communications, Nikki Honer. 

“For us, the most important thing is whether an applicant possesses the potential to be an excellent driver - and that includes being great at customer service too. Bluestar is lucky enough to have an entire team of talented drivers, men and women, and we will continue pushing to recruit the very best. 

“Anyone interested in joining us should get in touch. Driving experience is not necessary because we provide full training to successful applicants. Those with customer service background are particularly welcome.”

Iwona Marurkiewicz (42) has has been a Bluestar driver for six years: “It doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female - it’s whether you’re good enough for the role,” she said. “I’ve always been treated as an equal, by my managers and my peers, and I absolutely love my job. I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

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