A double decker picks up passengers at the Langford transit exchange on Station Avenue. BC Transit is hosting a job fair for prospective drivers this weekend.

Transit hiring new bus drivers for Greater Victoria

Job fair in Victoria, but Langford home to major bus centre

If you’ve got a good knowledge of Greater Victoria and a clean driving record, a career with BC Transit could be a perfect fit.

During a recruitment fair this Saturday (Dec. 10), potential recruits will be given a “hands-on” look at what it is like to be a transit operator, as BC Transit looks to hire a new batch of bus drivers.

The event, running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will give interested drivers a chance to speak with the system’s current crew in order to hear about the ins and outs of the job.

Management will also be present to answer any questions potential drivers might have, and a parked bus will be on location to give prospective operators a chance to feel what it’s like to sit behind the wheel.

Company officials were on hand at the Langford Transit Centre on Henry Eng Place on Tuesday to give media a rundown of the campaign to recruit drivers.

Applicants for transit operator positions must have five years of driving experience and a driver’s abstract that indicates “safe and responsible vehicle operation,” with no more than three points in the past three years and no more than one violation or at-fault accident over five years.

Saturday’s event will take place at BC Transit’s main office at 520 Gorge Rd. E. in Victoria. For more information, visit bctransit.com/careers.

joel.tansey@goldstreamgazette.com

 

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