Reading Buses driver Keith White is the latest driver to complete 20 years’ service for the operator.
The 64-year-old Bracknell driver gave up his work in kitchens to join Reading Buses and shares some of the highlights that a career on the buses can bring.
“I decided I wanted a driving job, went for an interview at Reading Buses and it said it would train me,” Keith says. “I mainly drive on town routes, but occasionally I also like to drive the football buses to help get the fans to watch Reading FC at the Madejski Stadium. I’m a keen football fan so it has allowed me to follow my passion.”
One of Keith’s favourite moments was in 2012, the year Britain hosted the Olympic Games, when he drove a bus to Dorney Lake on the day Britain won seven gold medals.
When not behind the wheel, Keith assists with the food bank at his local church and is also a follower of Christians Against Poverty. He plans to become more involved after his retirement in over a year’s time.
Caroline Anscombe, Reading Buses HR Director says: “Keith is one of an ever growing number of employees to reach this amazing milestone for Reading Buses.
“We are thrilled that so many of our employees love working here so much that they stay for a long time. Well done to Keith and we hope he enjoys his remaining time with us just as much as the 20 years before.”