THE Green Bus has begun the nationwide search for 50 new drivers to work across the West Midlands during the Commonwealth Games.
Rail operators and event organisers are making contingency plans to cope with the increased travel during the games, meaning that buses are in high demand.
However, the bus sector is currently experiencing a driver shortage due to the impact of the pandemic.
The Birmingham operator is looking for anyone who is a qualified bus driver and is offering refresher training to help get drivers working smoothly again.
Those who drive for the Green Bus for the whole 12 days of the Commonwealth Games will earn up to £2,640, which is an average of £220 a day.
The Green Bus’s chief executive Ian Mack said: “This is a unique opportunity for them to play an essential role in supporting the Commonwealth Games.
“We particularly want to hear from women and LGBGQ+ drivers, who are vastly underrepresented in the bus sector.”