Stagecoach West is one of the largest bus operators in the UK. They are a flagship subsidiary of The Stagecoach Group and house 9 depots across The West of England with a fleet size of 1,500 buses. Their operations span from Banbury to Bristol, transporting over 25 million passengers annually. Although Stagecoach West have an excellent and well-run internal driver academy programme, they realised at the start of 2021 that due to the sheer numbers of new drivers they were recruiting, they would not be able to keep up with the demand they have for driver training, without finding a well-tailored, outsourced solution.
HGVC created a bespoke plan focused entirely on licence acquisition for Stagecoach West. Embedding our own PCV training vehicles and trainers within Stagecoach West, we were able to drastically increase the training capacity that they could utilise when we work in-tandem with their driver academy, along with taking the necessary steps to reduce the size of their backlog from Day 1.
“HGVC really stood out to us in its willingness to hire new staff and provide vehicles to train the drivers we need, making large scale driving licence acquisition more efficient and cost-effective.”
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