People 1st have provided a great overview of the nature of work in the bus and coach sectors of the economy. Some highlights of this are:
- 88% of firms employ less than 50 people.
- 93% of drivers are male.
- This sector contributes 17% of the transport value added in the UK economy.
- Business planning is conducted by less than half the firms in the sector.
- Hard to fill vacancies are engineers, due to a skills shortage, and cleaners, due to low pay and anti-social hours.