The passengers are the best!

- Obafemi Adeleye from Yarm

How long have you been a bus driver?
Since October 2015.

What did you do before you became a driver?
I was a bus driver in London for 11 years.

Why did you apply to be a driver?
I needed a job and I had the relevant experience.

What’s the best thing about being a bus driver?
What’s there not to like? The passengers are the best! They say ‘thank you’ when they get off the bus. They give you sweets. I didn’t get that in London.

What’s the worst thing about being a bus driver?
I can’t think of anything negative about the job.

What about traffic jams or road closures?
After you’ve driven in London you’ll never moan about traffic jams again.

Would you recommend being a bus driver?
Absolutely! I’m from an ethnic minority background and my colleagues have been very welcoming. I would recommend it to anybody.

If driving a bus sounds like it's up your street, you can apply here.