Dublin Bus To Hire 450 Drivers & 50 Mechanics in its Biggest Ever Recruitment Drive

Published on Thursday, April 07, 2022

Dublin Bus, Ireland’s largest public transport provider, will host a ‘Recruitment Day’ on Saturday, April 2nd in its Technical Training School, Broadstone Depot, Dublin 7. The company is looking to recruit 450 drivers and 50 mechanics and engineering operatives, in what will be the organisation’s biggest recruitment drive since 1989, to enable the projected growth and development of the organisation. On the day itself, those interested will be guided through the application process, meet current drivers and mechanics and learn about the benefits of working with Dublin Bus. Full details on www.dublinbus.ie  

There is no other job quite like it as drivers are immersed in city life on a daily basis. The newly recruited drivers and mechanics, who will be paid while in training, will join their colleagues in helping to mobilise the capital - connecting people and communities with new routes, buses and technologies to meet transport needs into the future for Dublin. 

Bus Driver Aedan Moroney who loves the comradery with the people he works with and customers he meets said “Where would you get a job with a corner office view and freedom of the city? I even get thanked for a living! My advice to anyone thinking about it is ….do it! You’ll never look back once you get in.”
Aside from a competitive average salary of up to €42,000 annually, the packages include a mentoring programme to help career progression, paid maternity and paternity for all employees including same sex couples, gym access, subsidised GP medical scheme and employee assistance scheme with free counselling sessions, access to an education support scheme for those going to third level study, free bus travel and much more.

A former stay at home mom for 16 years, recent recruit Angela O’Callaghan, decided to return to the workforce in 2019 but wanted to do something “empowering, engaging and challenging”. “Dublin Bus delivered on all three! Sometimes I pinch myself when I see the bus and think ‘wow I can drive that!’ Anyone who enjoys driving and meeting people will love it! 

In 2021, Dublin Bus topped the list of Irish companies in the Ireland’s 150 Best Employers Guide. The company has long been recognised as having one of the most inclusive and diverse workplaces and some of the most progressive HR policies and initiatives in the country. It currently employs almost 3,700 people including over 2,700 bus drivers and 500 engineering employees, representing 73 different countries. By 2027 Dublin Bus expects to introduce an additional 330 buses to respond to the anticipated rise in demand for services and to support the delivery of Bus Connects, one of the biggest investments in public transport in the history of the state. 

Carrying 142 million customers annually (pre-COVID), the recruitment drive will honour the company’s commitment to delivering increased frequency and capacity to meet the demand for sustainable public transport. Customers will see significant improvements in speed, frequency and ease of use as a result of the €2 billion BusConnects investment which is vital to encouraging modal shift – greatly increasing the use of public transport rather than private cars in order to lower emissions and reduce traffic congestion.  Dublin Bus is a key enabler in helping Ireland to meet its sustainability targets; not just in terms of modal shift and moving people out of cars onto public transport but also in terms of its own ambitious targets announced in 2021 in its Sustainability Report; Driving Change Our Journey To Zero

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