Arriva London crowns ‘Top driver’
Norwood driver Manuel Ferreira was awarded the title ‘Arriva London Bus Driver of the year’ at Edmonton bus garage on Saturday (July 4) after the pick of Arriva London’s drivers battled it out in this year’s final.
The competition started back in February when over 130 entrants put themselves forward to compete in the prestigious award. Each entrant was then observed over the following months and tested on varying aspects of their role, with the top twenty going on to Saturdays final.
With the sun shining the finalists were put through their paces with a tough bus manoeuvring test which included reversing in confined spaces, accurate positioning at stops, using roundabouts as well as a technical knowledge and Highway Code test.
Delighted with his win Manuel said: “This is the second time I have entered, I tried last year but was disappointed with my performance so I was determined to do better.”
As well as picking up a winners cheque for £200 and a weekend away Manuel, along with top placed driver from Arriva London North, Malcolm Langran will represent Arriva London in the national bus driver finals in Blackpool in September.
Published : Mon 14th May. 2018 - Tue 19th Jun. 2018
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At Arriva, we are always looking for new ways to recruit high calibre applicants to fill roles in our every expanding business.
Reporting to the driver recruitment and training manager, the successful applicant will deliver classroom-based training to new and existing drivers.
We have a vacancy for a Duty Manager, reporting to the Deputy Operations Manager of Grays and Operations Manager of Barking / Grays Garage. The role includes supervising, controlling and co-coordinating services operating from the garage. The position will also include office-based tasks, including audit work, staff allocation and organising daily run-outs.
Arriva London currently has a vacancy for a Training Specialist, reporting to the Engineering Training Manager. The position will primarily be based at the Arriva London training academy at Edmonton garage, but will involve working at various locations around London and the Home Counties.
Located at Dartford garage, this full-time shift-based role will primarily consist of ferrying bus drivers to various locations using nine-seater minibuses. Reporting to the Operations Manager, this is an essential role within the business and the successful applicants will be an integral part of the operation.