Stage one – myth busting and engagement
In stage one, you’ll be learning all about the skills you need to excel in the profession.
From myth-busting to expectations of a bus driver, through to a day in the life of and progression stories. We’ll introduce you to the theory tests and hazard perceptions tests and you’ll even get to have a go at the mock tests. You will then be offered a guaranteed interview with a large operator within the South Yorkshire region. We will make sure that the offer is located close to your home and will talk you through your options before the end of the programme. For a limited few there is also an option to continue the programme to stage 2.
Stage two – hands on bus driving experience *limited places*
Limited to 50 spaces, upon successful completion of stage one, you will then complete your driving licence application and undertake your medical test. We like to get these important elements sorted in the first week to ensure that you can get started in your new role without delay.
You will then learn the practical skills required to safely operate a passenger carrying vehicle. This is the part where you will gain hands-on driving experience with our partners. You will also prepare for, and undertake theory testing but don’t worry, we’ll make sure you are well prepared. You will then be guaranteed an interview with one of South Yorkshire’s smaller operators. Throughout stage 2 the Route To Success team will be discussing options with you to ensure you get an interview that’s the right fit for you.
Stage three – starting your new career
All participants for the South Yorkshire Route To Success programme will be invited back to a Networking event whereby they have a chance to interact and form a network of colleagues with other Route to Success learners plus you will also be gaining insight into the industry from leaders and influencers from the Passenger Transport industry. We will also ensure that you will have a Workforce Retention and Action Plan that we will work with your Smaller Operators to nsure you have a plan long into your career with them.
To create and deliver Route to Success, funding has been made available from West Yorkshire Combined Authority, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Tees Valley Combined Authority.