Monday, January 24, 2022
First Bus creates engineering apprentice academy with Reaseheath College

First Bus apprentice academy built around zero-emission buses

First Bus has worked with Reaseheath College in Cheshire to create what the operator says is the UK’s first apprentice academy to train engineers...
First Bus apprentice engineer Danielle Curtis

First Bus apprentice engineer proves age is just a number

Aged 33, Danielle Curtis saw her last chance to secure her dream career in engineering. Two years on, she tells her story to promote inclusivity in...

The future of coach driver training and recruitment?

In June the first cohort of trainees began a funded coach driver training programme designed by Coatham Coaches. Is this the future for coach...
IRTE Skills Challenge

Skills Challenge testing week roots out the industry’s best

Coach and bus apprentices and technicians from across the UK met in Bristol in June as the 10th anniversary IRTE Skills Challenge got under...
Wendy Barrett Stagecoach Manchester apprentice

Stagecoach Manchester launches bus driver apprenticeship programme

Stagecoach Manchester is building on its induction training programme with the launch of a bus driver apprenticeship programme. The programme lasts 14 months and will...

FCL joins IRTE Skills Challenge for 10th anniversary edition after joining fight against pandemic

New sponsor of the IRTE Skills Challenge Filtration Control Limited (FCL) joins the competition for its 10th anniversary after an eventful year developing a...
Go North East Engineer director Colin Barnes, apprentice Oliver Barry and Suzanne Slater, Assistant Principal for Apprenticeships at Gateshead College

Go North East is on the hunt for new apprentices

Go North East is working with Gateshead College to hunt down new apprentice engineers to bolster its team. Eight successful applicants will complete a four-year...
Beverley Bell Training

Beverley Bell Training: A new look at sharing knowledge

Compliance – it’s the cornerstone of the industry. While few things have remained certain for coach and bus during the pandemic, high compliance standards...
Yellow Buses engages customer service training provider

Yellow Buses engages customer service training provider

Bournemouth-based Yellow Buses, and its Yellow Coaches arm, have worked with local company Simon Scarborough Associates to deliver what the operator calls “a bespoke...

Commercial feature: Training and safety

Training and safety encompasses every part of your operation. The cost of errors can be huge, but there are suppliers to help you cover...

BRT and zero-emission funding for H2S among Scotland plans

Bus rapid transit (BRT) in the three largest city regions of Scotland and an extension of existing zero-emission bus funding criteria to capture vehicles...