The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has launched a database of driver and engineer vacancies to assist employees in the coach and bus industry find work as services are ramped up.

The database contains data provided by CPT members about temporary and full-time driver and engineering vacancies, and details of operators with staff who have the capacity to work. It is available on the CPT website and operators will be able to liaise with one another to arrange working partnerships and opportunities for employees.

It is hoped the new database will allow CPT members to collaborate and plug any gaps to keep services running and ease the financial pressures facing sections of the industry.

CPT Member and Membership Services Director Chris Nice says: “As services and passenger numbers begin to increase as social distancing measures are relaxed, CPT recognises that there may be bus operators requiring additional drivers and engineers to meet this increased demand.

“In the face of cancellations and a huge downturn in future bookings, coach operators may have employees returning from furloughed leave with limited opportunities for work at this moment in time. The database that CPT has created in collaboration with operators will open up working opportunities to help the bus and coach industries as we return to normality.”

Businesses looking for drivers or engineers and operators with spare staff can add their details to the database by contacting membership@cpt-uk.org.