Stagecoach sister duo help to bridge the gender gap

Stagecoach sister duo help to bridge the gender gap

Two sisters at Stagecoach West are taking a step forward in representing women in the transport industry.

Driving Instructor, Senga Wellbelove, is keeping driving in the family by training her sister to become a bus driver.

Both of the sisters are part of an under-represented group, with female drivers making up just 11% of their workforce.

Stagecoach West are striving to achieve a gender balance by encouraging more women to apply for bus driver roles.

Helen shared her experiences of working in the transport industry so far: “I think a lot of women lack the confidence but I would recommend giving driving at Stagecoach a try.

I love getting to meet new people and be part of the local community. You tend to get the driving bug and you can’t wait to get back behind the wheel.”

Helen is expected to gain her PCV driving licence qualification in the coming weeks, whilst she is currently thriving in her modular examinations.

As well as funding employee’s driver training, additional support ensures that drivers feel confident in providing customer service.

Stagecoach West are currently recruiting in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud. They’re also hiring drivers for their brand new depot, opening in North Bristol in September.

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