First Bus has become a Platinum Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The operator is the first passenger transport sector organisation to hold the grade of Platinum membership. Corporate membership will enable it to engage selected staff across many regional activities of the Institute, as well as a national network of members including the Institute’s Young Professionals Forum (YPF). Membership of CILT is set up to provide opportunities for the operator’s staff to enhance their professional development, increase their networking opportunities and to pursue the universally recognised grades of membership.
MD, First Bus, Giles Fearnley FCILT, said, ‘I’m very proud of our industry leading approach to investing in our people. Through our workplace learning centres, our apprenticeship and graduate schemes, driver training and other training opportunities, right across First Bus we’re putting in place skills and training which are helping develop our people. I’m delighted that we’re strengthening our skills and development agenda through our Platinum Corporate membership of the CILT.’