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Go North East

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About Us

On the Go since 1913.

For over 100 years, Go North East has connected the region's towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland and currently operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.

We are proud to employ over 2,000 local people, with around 175,000 journeys made on our bus services every day which are operated by our fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches.

By providing essential bus services Go North East helps people connect with each other and get where they want to go, enabling access to education, retail and employment.

We place great importance on partnership, adopting a collaborative approach with local governments, local communities and strategic partners, and we are committed to providing our communities with affordable and sustainable travel.

We are proud to have the highest scores for customer satisfaction according to the Bus Passenger Survey by Transport Focus.

Go North East is part of the Newcastle based Go-Ahead Group plc. Go-Ahead is one of the UK's leading public transport providers enabling more than a billion journeys each year on its bus and rail services.

We were one of the first bus operators in the UK to release open data as part of our new website which we launched in April 2020, well ahead of the Department for Transport’s open data regulations.

What it’s like to work for us?

Our professional drivers provide safe, reliable and efficient passenger journeys across the North East, providing our valued customers with the best quality travel experience through their friendly, knowledgeable and helpful approach.

We have depots right across the North East, with bus drivers based at Chester-le-Street, Consett, Gateshead, Hexham, Percy Main, Peterlee, Sunderland and Washington. You can request which location you'd like to work at when you complete the application form.

- Free travel benefits for you and heavily discounted travel for your family.
- Team GNE Awards – annual awards with the chance to win prizes for providing excellent customer service.
- Team GNE discounts – saving up to 5% at major supermarkets and up to 10% at high street retailers.
- Free uniform is provided and renewed each year.
- Pension scheme – automatic enrolment into the company pension scheme. In addition to your own contributions, Go North East will also contribute into your pension fund.

The type of jobs we recruit for?

- Bus Drivers
- Fitters
- Coachbuilders
- Electricians


Company events
Free or subsidised travel
Company pension
Employee discount
Store discounts
Referral programme
Bike to work scheme