About the partnership
The bus company has joined forces with national training provider Realise, as part of a wider national drive by Stagecoach to implement a high standard of training for its employees.
The scheme launched on 14 October and will deliver a cohesive programme of training and support to new drivers.
Designed to complement Stagecoach’s high standards of driving, the scheme will aim to provide training in exceptional customer service with a key focus on safety, excellent driving ability, good decision-making skills and the ability to deal with challenging situations.
Stagecoach East Midlands will be implementing the ‘Passenger Transport Driver Bus and Coach apprenticeship’ throughout its depots, giving new trainee drivers, who are not PCV licence holders, the opportunity to complete the scheme.