In addressing the long-standing lack of gender diversity in public transport, we're encouraging women to join our bus companies.
Our goal is to increase female representation in bus from 11% to 20% by 2025.
We are aiming to recruit and retain women at every level across the organisation - from management through to frontline positions. We are particularly focussed on recruiting more women into bus driving positions and aim to recruit more women into senior bus positions.
Our apprenticeship scheme is particularly important in attracting female bus drivers. At Go-Ahead London, 17% of apprentices are women - significantly above the national average. We are working to improve this even further with a specific 'Women with Drive' programme in conjunction with Transport for London.
While we recognise there is a way to go to becoming a fully diverse workforce, we are committed to being the instigators of change and seeing a greater gender balance in bus.
We have chosen five of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals as our areas of focus. Our women in bus initiatve shows our commitment to Goal 5 (Gender equality).