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Go North East plans to recruit more women drivers, aiming for 50% gender equality by 2035

Go North East plans to recruit more women drivers, aiming for 50% gender equality by 2035

Go North East supports a nationwide campaign to achieve 50% gender equality by 2035 The campaign is a joint effort for parent company, The Go-Ahead Group and all its bus companies The Group plans to invest £8 million to create inclusive environments and training opportunities New recruits will receive eight weeks of fully paid training estimated to be an investment of £7.5 million in total

Melissa Millington at Go North East's Chester-le-Street depot

Six new recruits including first female engineering apprentice in 20 years appointed to award-winning team

The region’s biggest bus company, Go North East has welcomed its first female apprentice in two decades, to embark on its unique bus and coach mechanical and electrical engineering apprenticeship.
Hand-picked from over 500 applicants, Melissa Millington, joins six new recruits in the company’s most recent apprentice intake. Melissa will undertake training and development alongside Go North East

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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