There’s been a five-fold increase in interest in working for East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) since the start of the eight-part TV series that features the Hull-based operator.
Screened on Channel 5, On the Yorkshire Buses has given an insight into the working of the company, while making stars of a number of its employees, including driver and former bank-employee Rod Hebden.
With each episode viewed by 1.2m people, Chairman and Chief Executive Peter Shipp [pictured] says the exposure has generated job applications.
He says: â€œOn the Yorkshire Buses gives viewers a good idea of what it is like working for our company. Most of our staff love coming to work every day.
â€œI am very proud of all my staff.â€
Mr Shipp says working for EYMS is enjoyable, even if it is stressful keeping to tight schedules.
In an interview with the Hull Daily Mail he said: â€œI keep telling people that if I worked for a different company I’d have retired a good while ago. EYMS is a really nice company to work for.
â€œI would hope people would want to come and see the stars of the show.â€
Mr Shipp said staff are already poking fun at each other’s newfound fame.
â€œThere’s a few nicknames being thrown about,â€ he says. â€œSome of our drivers now have catchphrases, thanks to what they’ve said on the show.â€
It is hoped passenger numbers will also spike on the back of show.