Translink works with Vix Technology and WOMEN’STEC to explore career opportunities within the transport industry

Translink teamed up with Vix Technology and WOMEN’STEC earlier this week to run a one-day event to help more women consider a career in transport.

Translink teamed up with Vix Technology and WOMEN’STEC earlier this week to run a one-day event to help more women consider a career in transport.

The event offered insights from women across a range of Transport roles alongside practical support for those wanting to pursue a career in the industry. It comprised of roundtable discussions, a career stand, and a CV review station.

Translink’s Programme Manager for Bus Systems, Ruth Mulholland said:

“Translink is delighted to have been involved in the Women in Transport event in Belfast, hosted by Vix Technology in collaboration with WOMEN’STEC. The event aimed to encourage more females into the transport industry and offered practical advice on how to get started.

“Translink is a diverse company with excellent job opportunities spanning a range of levels and specialisms. We are also passionate about utilising our unique position within the fabric of Northern Ireland’s business and social community to actively promote and reward the provision of social value initiatives that provide real value to the whole community. We would really encourage women to check out the exciting positions available in Translink.”

Kerry Walker, Head of Marketing at Vix Technology said:

“We’re really excited to partner with WOMEN’STEC and Translink for our Women in Transport event. At Vix, we recognise the significance of prioritising diversity in transportation, especially considering the underrepresentation of women in the industry. This event provided a great opportunity to showcase the numerous career paths available to women in our industry and to learn from the experiences of professionals in various roles.”

Amy Nolan, Communications & Partnership Officer at WOMEN’STEC said:

“We are thrilled to have been involved in the Women in Transport event alongside Vix Technology and Translink. With women being underrepresented in the transport sector, this event offered an excellent platform to highlight the opportunities available for women and gain insights from experienced women in the industry. We’re excited about the conversations this event will spark for our students and the sector!”

There were people on hand from Vix Technology, Translink and Harlequins who provided first-hand experience of their roles within the organisation covering a wide variety of areas. They included Sue Walnut, Vix Technology, Product Director; Kerry Walker, Vix Technology, Head of Marketing; Lucy Elliott, Harlequins, People Director; Ruth Mulholland, Translink, Programme Manager; Kerry Meadowcroft, Translink, Senior Inspector and Donna Carson, Translink, Bus Driver.

The event took place at the Gasworks Hotel, Cromac Place in Belfast on March 11.