How long have you been working as a driver for SPS?
I have been with SPS for nearly 3 years.
What made you decide to become a driver?
I decided that I’d like to try something new and as I loved driving I thought I’d apply and give coach driving a go, especially as the thought of driving a large vehicle would only enhance and further my driving skills.
What did you do before you became a driver?
Previously I was a Branch Manager at a car rental company and before that I managed a busy pub in Bristol following graduating as a mature student with a degree in Law.
How did you find the training and support from the SPS team?
Support within SPS has never wavered, be that from fellow drivers to HR, everyone supports everyone else and wants you to be the best you can be. That’s always been important to me and why I love working here!
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Getting to drive around in virtually new vehicles is brilliant. I enjoy helping out in other departments and this increases my employability in the future. I also love the support with regards to any further learning we would like to carry out and the introduction of the new Access Workspace with its training portfolio is just fantastic.
What advice would you give someone who is interested in becoming a bus driver?
Do it, don’t be afraid, everybody wants you to succeed and everybody wants you to become a safe, knowledgeable and professional driver. You also get to say you are part of a project that is the first of its kind in the UK and absolutely vital to the UK’s National Infrastructure as it strives to be Net Zero in our future.
Would you recommend becoming a driver and why?
I would 100% totally recommend becoming a driver, it’s a great job, and very fulfilling, especially knowing that you are helping to get some of the most skilled trades people in their areas of expertise to a construction build that will help shape our country for years to come is just amazing to be a part of.