Arriva Buses Wales
Bus driver Amanda Young has 14 years’ experience in the transport industry, and is particularly proud of her knowledge and experience on the road.
The skills that she has acquired equip her well for her role as a bus driver at Arriva Buses Wales Bangor depot in North Wales, where she has worked for more than three years.
On a typical day Amanda will liaise with her supervisors and fellow drivers, checking her vehicle before she leaves the depot on her route, and her return.
Amanda says that the most important aspect of her job is to ensure passengers are ‘carried from A to B safely’.
Amanda was previously an army tank transporter, operating military logistics vehicles to transport tanks and other heavy front line vehicles.
She values the training opportunities at Arriva, and has completed her Certificate of Personal Competence and an NVQ in Customer Services. Amanda is an active member of Arriva Buses Wales’ ‘Arriva Living’ health initiative which encourages staff to adopt healthy lifestyles.
“Every day is different, which is one of the main reasons I like my job”, she says. “I really enjoy meeting people and a lot of my passengers use the bus regularly, so you do get to know them.”
Amanda cites ‘bad road users’ as one of the main challenges of her job along with other road obstacles that can cause delays. “Forward planning helps make our journeys run to time and that’s better for our passengers”, she says.