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Go North East has 90 positions to fill within driver and engineering roles.
Go North East has 90 positions to fill within driver and engineering roles.

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90 new driver and engineer roles now available at Go North East

Following a series of contract wins, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East is looking for new drivers and engineers to fill 90 posts within its award-winning company.

With training via its in-house Academy, 72 driver positions are on offer, with no previous bus driving experience necessary. Go North East, which is the third largest private employer in the region, is also seeking 18 mechanical engineers who can help get its fleet of 650 buses safely out on the road each day.

Boasting excellent employee benefits and career development opportunities, Go North East is renowned for its long-standing and committed workforce. Paying tribute to its team at an annual long service awards, it commemorates the achievements of colleagues celebrating 20+ years, all the way through to 50 years, with the company.

Keith Robertson, recruitment and training manager at Go North East, is hoping anyone who might like to try their hand at driving a bus or fancies a career switch to bus mechanics, will pop along to the company’s forthcoming recruitment open day.

“From 10am-2pm on Sunday 21st October we’re hosting an open day at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. We’ll be taking over the yellow carpark and will have some buses on site, for any inspiring drivers to have a go behind the wheel,” Keith explained.

“We urge anyone looking for a new career to come along – our team will be on hand to talk through the roles and give more background on the company. We hope by taking the time to attend, visitors will get a real feel for what it’s like to work for Go North East – being part of such a well-established and respected regional business, that has great career prospects, is extremely rewarding.”

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On the Go since 1913

Around 175,000 journeys are made on Go North East bus services every day to travel around this wonderful region. Travelling to work or education, to visit friends and family, to have a night out, or to visit one of the region's many tourist and leisure attractions.

For over 100 years, Go North East has connected the region's towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland and currently operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.

Employing over 2,000 local people, with a fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches and an annual turnover of £100m, the company is the regional subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport.

Go North East
117 Queen Street
NE8 2UA Gateshead