Arriva London celebrating women in transport

  
  

The 2015 celebration of International Women’s Day has prompted Arriva London to talk to some of its female staff, and see how things have changed since their time with the company.

As you all know, last year was the centenary celebration of the beginning of the First World War, and TfL’s celebration of 100 years of women in transport. To continue that theme, there are some memorable facts over the years which have made significant changes to the way women have been employed, and recognised for their contribution to the transport industry, for example:-

  • On June 6th 1915 Maida Vale underground station opened on the Bakerloo line and was the first underground station to be staffed entirely by women.
  • On the 1st November 1915, Mrs G Dugan became the first women bus conductor in London on Route 37.
  • In 1945 Waterloo Bridge was completed, largely built by women.
  • In 1972, Yvonne Pope became the first woman to pilot a commercial jet liner.
  • 1983 saw Helen Clifford become the first female bus mechanic.
  • And in 2013, Shelia Holden was elected the first female president of CIHT (Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation).

At Arriva London we have always offered equal opportunities for all of our staff no matter what the role. We are proud of our record and look forward to enhancing it in the future.

As Diane Bromfield, a bus driving instructor at Arriva says in the video:-

“There’s always been opportunity for progression within the company, I became a driving instructor, but there are other roles like General manager, Engineering manager, Performance manager and Controller, so there are lots of avenues for progression within Arriva London”

We are always looking for suitable candidates to work in every area of our business, so if you feel you have the drive and ambition to be part of a winning team please get in touch.

  
  

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Published : Wed 11th Mar. 2015
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