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Stagecoach puts gender on the agenda

09 Mar 2018

Stagecoach South East celebrates female workforce
Record number of female bus drivers
450 per cent increase in female bus drivers since 2015*
Bus operator Stagecoach is putting gender on the agenda by celebrating its female workforce. The bus company is highlighting the role of women as part of this year’s International Women’s Day campaign – ‘Press for Progress’.

GenderOnTheAgendaStagecoach says it employs 192 female staff in the South East. There are 110 women employed as bus drivers in the region with one depot seeing a 450 per cent increase in the number of female drivers since 2015. 22 women are employed in admin or management roles and a further 47 in engineering.
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for organisations to think, act and be gender inclusive. Stagecoach operations director, Joanne Howe said, “For us International Women’s Day is not just a celebration of our female staff, it’s also about empowering women to realise their ambitions. At Stagecoach we have a range of careers open to anyone with advancement opportunities
to match their skills and objectives. We want all our people to feel valued and included and able to contribute fully according to their capabilities.” 
Stagecoach offers careers in operations or engineering with an 
award-winning apprenticeship scheme for aspiring engineers. New starters can expect to become fully qualified in just four years with accelerated career development opportunities after completion of the programme. 
The apprenticeship involves on-the-job training alongside a qualified mentor and attendance at a specialist training college to obtain formal qualifications. Apprentices will also earn as they learn as Stagecoach offers a competitive pay package at