Bus mad youngster stakes claim to driver’s job six years early

BUS mad youngster Luke Brady has staked his claim to join Transdev Yellow Buses (TYB) as a driver six years early.

The 15-year-old, from Charminster in Bournemouth, has written to the company asking them to keep his name on file until his 21sth birthday.

That’s the earliest age when TYB will allow Luke to take his full Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence qualifying him to become a driver for the ‘Yellows.’

In his letter, Luke wrote: “I have been very attracted to this job for sometime, even when I was younger.

“I hope to get a temporary job until I reach the age to fill out an application form to join Transdev Yellow Buses.

“I would be very grateful if you could keep hold of this letter until I reach a closer age so I may apply.”

TYB bosses were so impressed by Luke’s keenness that they invited him to the main Yeomans Way depot in Bournemouth for a tour of the facilities.

Jenni Wilkinson, TYB’s Head of Marketing, said: “Luke is just the kind of enthusiastic young person we’d like to have on board with us.

“We look forward to receiving his formal driver’s application in six years’ time.”

Luke, who attends Bournemouth’s Bishop of Winchester School, said: “I’ve always wanted to be a bus driver, and especially for the Yellows.

“The tour of the depot was just great and I can’t wait to join the company.”