Go-ahead plan to recruit 180 new staff due to ongoing expansion
Lorraine Gibney (Bus Driver, Go-Ahead Ireland), Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan, T D and Andrew Edwards (Managing Director, Go-Ahead Ireland) Photo by Shane O'Neill

Go-ahead plan to recruit 180 new staff due to ongoing expansion

GO-AHEAD Ireland have announced that it is seeking to recruit 180 staff including bus drivers, administration staff, engineers, supervisory and business support functions.

Go-Ahead Ireland was appointed by the National Transport Authority in 2018 and the public transport bus service provider, which operates 25 outer Dublin Metropolitan Area routes and five Dublin Commuter routes including Tallaght, Firhouse and Lucan, is hoping to bring its total workforce in Ireland close to 800 people across all functions.

The company also operates services on the recently launched ‘C-Spine’ BusConnects network which will serve areas including Lucan, Adamstown, Liffey Valley and Palmerstown.

Commenting on the new roles, Go-Ahead Ireland Managing Director, Andrew Edwards stated: “This is an important milestone for Go-Ahead Ireland, and we are delighted to announce this growth. Since entering the market, we have steadily increased our presence, focusing on providing service excellence to the communities across Dublin and Leinster that we serve.

“While the majority of the roles that we are announcing are for bus drivers, we are recruiting for talent across our business. We are looking for a diverse range of skills at all levels of experience, so I would encourage anyone interested in pursuing a rewarding career serving the public, and one that offers flexibility and the opportunity for progression, to log on to our website and contact us.”

The recruitment drive is taking place due to the ongoing expansion of the company and will allow it to meet the requirements of the implementation of the BusConnects network redesign. The company will provide fully paid training to new drivers who do not currently have a license to drive a bus.

Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, said that he welcomes the announcement of the new roles: “Our public transport providers, including Go-Ahead have consistently worked throughout the pandemic to provide bus services to our communities.

“A lot of people over the last two years might feel that they want or need a change in their job or career, and public transport is a great option.”

More information on all the available roles and benefits for new joiners, can be found at https://www.goaheadireland.ie/careers

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