Women in Bus network
The purpose of the network is to create an authentic workplace where women feel free to bring their true selves to work and to help support the women already in the industry as well as encouraging more women to join.
There is a companywide Go-Ahead target to increase female representation in bus from 11% to 20% by 2025. The network provides visible role models to colleagues and provides a forum for women to raise issues, share experiences and support each other.
At Brighton and Hove & Metrobus we have launched the Women Behind the Wheel campaign and as part of the Go- Ahead group have designed apprenticeship schemes to encourage more women into the bus industry.
We are very fortunate at Brighton & Hove and Metrobus to have Rebecca Kite working for us. Not only is Rebecca a driving instructor, she is also Vice Chair for the Women in Bus network for the Go-Ahead group.
To read more about Rebecca’s journey from trainee bus driver to driving instructor and Vice Chair for the network click on this link.
We are part of the Diversity and Inclusion Bus Group in the Women in Transport network, helping to support women in the industry and encouraging more women to join. Our City Operations Supervisor Paula Jones did us proud this year, winning an Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Customer/Passenger Award for going above and beyond for customers and colleagues and promoting women’s rights in the workplace. We have three past winners in our ranks too.