Luas launch recruitment campaign for women drivers

There are currently eight female drivers working on the network

Luas launch recruitment campaign for women drivers

Female Luas driver Eileen Carolan | Image: Transdev

Luas operator Transdev Ireland is launching a recruitment campaign specifically targeted at women.

It is aimed at encouraging female drivers to join the workforce.

At present, there are only eight female drivers working on the Luas.

With opening of Luas Cross City getting closer, Transdev Ireland say they want to increase this number.

Applicants for driver jobs have predominately been from males in the past.

The company are encouraging females to also apply.

Some of the benefits offered include paternity leave, wedding leave, and free Luas travel .

Transdev say applicants must hold a valid full clean drivers licence, and completed and passed their Junior Certificate and preferably their Leaving Certificate.

Candidates will also be required to pass a competency based interview and a pre-employment medical examination.

The two Luas lines carried 34.6 million passengers in 2015 - up 6.1%.

 Transdev has some 83,000 employees in 19 countries, operating 43,000 vehicles and 22 light rail networks.

Attempts for further comment from Transdev were unsuccessful at the time of publication.