Katia became a bus driver - why not you?

1 month ago Fri 15th Jul 2022

work for us and love driving the bus!

Is it time for you to reevaluate your career?

We've got loads of drivers who started out in different careers and now love driving a bus - like Katia! We asked her (and others) about why they became bus drivers and why they love it - see what she said below.

How long have you been working for Reading Buses?

Seven years.

What did you do before?

I worked as a Housekeeper.

What hobbies do you do?

I really like trekking.

Why did you decide to become a bus driver?

First and foremost because of the pay.

What do you enjoy most about being a bus driver?

The responsibility of taking people where they need to go.

What has surprised you most about driving buses?

The importance of buses in people's lives.

What are the three best things about being a bus driver?

The driving (I really enjoy driving buses), the interaction with people and the friendship with co-workers.

Tell me your favourite memory about being a bus driver?

A little boy hanging on to my window telling me I was his hero!

If you were trying to convince a friend to become a bus driver, what would you say to them?

The job is joyful! You have the flexibility of working times, there is always the opportunity for overtime and you are always meeting new people!

What would you say is the main benefit of working for Reading Buses?

The opportunity for overtime!

want to know more about becoming a driver?

We have full and part-time roles available - all you need is a can-do attitude and a clean driving licence. Find out more about the role and how to apply here.