Driving examiner retires after 42 years of service

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Stagecoach Manchester driving examiner, John Kevill, is hanging up his clipboard and retiring on the 31 March, having worked in the industry for 42 years.

John Kevill

John first began working in the industry as a bus conductor for Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive in 1975, before becoming a fully qualified driver a year later.

In 1978, he progressed to become a driving instructor, a role he held throughout GMPTE’s transition into GM Buses in 1986, before taking up a new position as the company’s driving examiner in 1991 – a job he has held ever since.

Speaking about his retirement, John says: “I’ve been fortunate enough to spend over four decades in an industry which rapidly became part of my life and has helped to support my family for all these years.

“Now that I’m retiring, I look forward to spending more time with my family and intend to spend more time focusing on photography and music; especially my Frank Sinatra tribute. One thing is for certain, whatever I did then and whatever I do now, I’ll be doing it my way”