Sittingbourne bus and coach operator Chalkwell has announced plans to hold an inaugural recruitment morning as part of creating several new jobs.

Chalkwell, which this year is celebrating its 85th anniversary, will be holding the recruitment morning on Saturday April 30 at the Holiday Inn Coniston Hotel (70 London Rd, ME10 1NT), Sittingbourne, starting at 10.00 am. 

The session is not only designed for bus and coach drivers, but engineering personnel as well – something they describe as innovative within the industry.

Chalkwell Commercial Director Roland Eglinton explained the background:  “We welcome anyone with experience of driving buses and coaches to come and have an informal chat with us to see what we can offer them.

“We will also be providing updates on recent changes to the business, including our latest substantial pay increase which is effective right across the board.

“This really is a great chance to come and work for a family-run local business with 85 years of history.”

In particular, Roland said Chalkwell is looking for drivers who specialise in coach working.  “This includes our prestigious Holiday and DayBreak programme. 

“In addition, the recruitment of local bus drivers, London commuter drivers and engineers who can maintain vehicles to our very high standards.”

He added:  “Against this background we are looking for people with great customer service skills which can complement our business.

“There are a lot of people out there who work in the bus and coach industry or who have done so in the past, and we would really like to meet up with them and have a chat. We are also able to assist with accommodation for people coming from outside of our immediate area.

“Equally, there are people out there who have never driven a bus or coach before, but have exceptional personal communication skills which we are looking for.

“As a respected long-serving family business, we can offer a much more personal touch than some other employers, and also we know this is a great industry to work in. We want the very best to come and work with us and be an integral part of our exciting future.”

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