On the buses

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.
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