Dublin Bus is renewing its call for more female drivers.
They'll be running open days from March to May to give women an idea of what their new career could look like.
Salaries begin at €839.76 per week increasing to €972.31 (six-year pay scale, 5-day week inclusive of shift and Sunday premium) from 01 January 2024.
New research from Dublin Bus has revealed:
· A quarter of Irish women (25%) revealed they did not apply for a job in the past due to its perception of being a ‘man’s job’.
· A competitive salary has come out on top as the biggest career non-negotiable for women (28%), followed closely by flexibility (27%) and benefits such as health insurance and pension (13%).
· Katie Taylor came out fighting with the majority of respondents (37%) choosing our boxing champion as the Irish woman that inspires them the most, with Dr. Katriona O’Sullivan (Academic, Activist and Bestselling Author of ‘Poor’) and Sonya Lennon (Designer and Founder of WorkEqual) tied in second place with 14% each.
The organisations Vivienne Kavanagh says they need more women.
“We are so proud to have achieved our previous goal of doubling the number of female drivers at Dublin Bus since our female-recruitment drive in 2019, but we want to double it again! Having seen from the survey that a quarter of women have been deterred from applying for a job because it has historically been seen as a ‘man’s job’, we want to continue to be part of the change and give women the confidence to go for any job they want to. I would urge any woman who is interested to join us at one of our upcoming Open Days to find out more about bus driver career opportunities and competitive packages, and just give it a try - we’re a big family, but we still want more mná!”
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