Ten new bus drivers are in training in Cork and will be deployed to various routes in the coming months.
The trainee drivers are part of a recruitment drive which is said to be going well in Cork, according to the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) president Dermot O’Leary.
“It is going well in terms of the numbers that are coming in,” Mr O’Leary said.
“This recruitment drive is in conjunction with the major expansion in the pipeline for the bus service in Cork.”
He said the high numbers applying for the positions in Cork are likely due to the hard-fought battle by the union to restore pay levels in 2017, ensuring a job with Bus Éireann as a driver is a safe and secure position in the current economy.
“We have come a long way since 2017 and we have restored confidence for the shareholder and the customer in Bus Éireann.”
The recruitment drive is still ongoing in Cork.
According to the application, to be successful in the application process an individual requires a full, clean, Class D Irish driver’s licence, a digital tachograph card and a driver CPC (certificate of professional competence) for public service vehicle drivers.
The organisation is also looking for people with strong customer service skills.