EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Go Ahead

Go Ahead

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Mid-East; Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Naas


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49.31 - Urban and suburban passenger land transport
Number Employed: 425

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-04-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 05-04-2019
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The bus transport company Go Ahead is hiring 100 people, as part of its operation of new bus routes obtained through public tender.

The new roles are for bus drivers, engineers, maintenance and operational support, supervisors and admin personnel. Most of the news jobs will be based in the company's Naas, Co Kildare depot.

The company notes that bus drivers will be offered paid comprehensive training, including post-training earning of up to €32,000 per annum, a contributory pension scheme, and overtime.

Go Ahead hired 425 people since acquiring several bus routes, formerly operated by Bus Eireann.