Celebrating International Women's Day!

5 months ago Tue 8th Mar 2022

In a video released today, a cross-section of women from across Go-Ahead’s companies including Brighton & Hove and Metrobus discuss why they love working in transport, and the exciting opportunities they have to progress their own careers in bus and rail.  The video features women including our very own Martine Patey as well as  from different countries in a variety of roles. Martine Patey is a newly qualified bus driver working at Conway Street depot in Hove.

Among apprentices 17% of apprentices at Go-Ahead bus companies are women – a rate considerably higher than average diversity in an industry which has traditionally been male dominated.  30% of this year’s group graduate intake are female.

Go-Ahead’s initiatives to attract more women to work across the group include creation of an industry leading “Women in Bus” network offering mentoring and support for female bus workers across the country. Go-Ahead has a target of increasing the overall proportion of women in bus from 11% to 20% by 2025.

At Metrobus, we’re working hard to recruit more women but we know that we need to do more, and to go further. This International Women’s Day, we’re proud to celebrate some of the outstanding women who work for our business.