Looking for a New Challenge?

There are two vacancies in my Data & Analytics team at First Bus – Data Product Analyst and Data Scientist!

I’m just starting my sixth month at First Bus, and I’m really enjoying the journey. I expected that there would be numerous challenges ahead, with data involved at every stop, but I didn’t anticipate just how big our data would be! My Data and Analytics team has built a solid foundation, but things are about to get very interesting! The executive leadership recognises the importance of data to our business, and this is demonstrated by the team’s recent move into the new Strategy & Growth function.

I currently have two vacancies in the Data & Analytics team, as follows:

Data Product Analyst – use your user experience skills to create a suite of products which put data into the users hands, driving decisions and informing actions

Data Scientist – use your statistical/mathematical skills to model and transform data, solving real world business problems with innovative solutions

Both roles are central to the successful implementation of our data strategy, which also demands high levels of collaboration with our colleagues and stakeholders.

Go ahead, take a look – then come get on board!

And finally, this is an exciting time all round for First Bus, as our recent announcement about our Caledonia facility shows – Intelligent Transport – First Bus EV News

Next Stop, First Bus

I’m excited to share this update about my next stop. I’ve joined First Bus, one of the UK’s largest bus operators.

I’m delighted to have started a new role at First Bus (part of FirstGroup plc) as Head of Data & Analytics. These first few weeks have flown, but I already have some positive experiences to share.

I’m hugely impressed by my teammates, who have created some amazing data solutions and products. The future looks bright and I’m relishing the challenge of making my own contribution.

From a personal development and growth perspective, I’m exactly where I expected to be – at the foot of a steep learning curve. However, I’m also super-excited about tackling this climb, and I can feel the support and encouragement on offer.

In fact, I’ve received an incredibly warm welcome all round, including an invite from some ‘Scottish Colleagues’ to visit our state-of-the-art facility at the First Bus Caledonia Depot, in Glasgow.

If these early signs are anything to go by, this promises to be a long and enjoyable journey. It feels great to be aboard!