Dublin Bus want to increase their women drivers

Dublin Bus

by HRHQ Editorial Team

Dublin Bus, Ireland’s largest public transport provider, has released new research that gives an important insight into the sentiments of women in the workforce, and the gender roles and stereotypes that still exist. Currently, only 6% of Dublin Bus drivers are female.

“We are so proud to have achieved our previous goal of doubling the number of female drivers at Dublin Bus since our female recruitment drive in 2019, but we want to double it again,” said Dublin Bus Talent Development and Diversity Manager Vivienne Kavanagh.

The release of the research marks the launch of the Dublin Bus ‘More Mná’ recruitment drive which aims to double the number of female drivers again, having already almost doubled the numbers since the female-focused recruitment drive in 2019 (96% more female drivers in January 2024 vs. August 2019).

Figures released by the company also show one in 10 of the workers are women. The workforce is predominantly male, with 91.7% men (3,780) and 342 (8.3%) females. Of those workers, 193 (6.1%) are female drivers, while 2,951 (93.9%) are male. There are 170 male mechanics in the company, but no female ones.

A series of Open Days will run from March to May 2024 – for further information visit their careers page.