First Borders recruitment drive

First Borders has launched a major recruitment campaign as it looks to improve services for its customers. The company has created 20 positions which are available immediately and hopes to recruit additional drivers in the New Year. The employment drive complements service improvements that First plans to implement in the Borders in the New Year. The operator has organised a recruitment week at Galashiels Bus Station, where staff and drivers will be on hand to answer any questions potential candidates may have. Each successful applicant will undergo what the operator describes as an industry leading training programme before driving buses for First. The company already employs 120 staff at its Galashiels headquarters.

Operations Director, John Gorman, said, ‘Building on our £1.5m investment in ten new buses in the Borders earlier this year, we have ambitious plans to improve our network in the New Year, which we’ll confirm in the next few weeks. The positive service changes will require more drivers and therefore I am very pleased to be recruiting 20 new driving positions to operate from our Galashiels depot. These are immediate vacancies and we are likely to recruit even more drivers over the course of the next 12 months. We are providing our passengers in the Borders with a reliable, punctual and consistent bus service. We want to encourage more people on to our buses and we recognise that continuing to provide good quality drivers is just as important as delivering a good service. We’re looking forward to seeing potential candidates at our recruitment week.’

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