First Bus is one of the UK’s largest bus operators – and the partner of choice for innovative and sustainable transport. Leading the transition to a low-carbon future, First Bus has committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035 and to not purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022. Working proactively with local authority partners, First Bus is proud to be making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion and improving customer experience.
Making bus journeys easier for customers, First Bus was the first national bus operator to accept contactless card payments across all services and the First Bus app is voted ‘best in class’ amongst UK bus operators. We work closely with the local communities we serve, providing job opportunities and support for local projects and campaigns that help deliver growth and inclusivity.
Buses are a lifeline for many people and they play an important role in linking communities and providing travel for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our network of services and professional driving teams take people to work, school, college, university, medical appointments, job interviews and leisure activities every day of the week.
We have around 120,000 employees within our business at FirstGroup. From all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds and bringing all sorts of talents, experience and inspirational ideas to support our business strategies. We appreciate everyone’s contribution as it has helped make our business what it is today. The more varied our workforce, the broader the expertise within our organisation. And the broader the expertise, the greater our chances of innovation and success. That’s why we’re committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.
We see this event as a great opportunity to bring together a diverse representation of people from all departments within of our business for a fun, challenging and networking experience. Working through the recent pandemic has been very challenging and our staff have done a fantastic job in keeping buses running for essential workers. We are proud of their professionalism, commitment and dedication and this event will be a great opportunity to showcase their talents.