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Want to be a bus driver? Come and try day is on Saturday

Canberra bus driver Brock Ginman says he finally has his dream job. Pictures by Megan Doherty

Ever hankered to be a Canberra bus driver?

Transport Canberra is recruiting part-time and casual bus drivers to start in 2023.

And you can have a try behind the wheel on Saturday.

Three public "come and try" sessions will be held on Saturday at the Sutton Road Training Centre.

The sessions will be held at :

  • 8:30am - 10:30am
  • 11am - 1pm
  • 2pm - 4pm

You must register first via eventbrite.com.au. The link is here.

Brock Ginman worked for Transport Canberra for four years before becoming a bus driver.

Brock Ginman, 24, started working as a Transport Canberra fill-in bus driver in October.

Getting behind the wheel has been a joy for him.

"It's sort of been a childhood dream since I was about three," he said.

And he says it doesn't take long to get the hang of driving a bus.

"It's nowhere near as daunting as people think," he said.

"You get really comfortable with it. It becomes as comfortable as driving a car maybe even more so."

And his dream job was living up to his expectations.

"Really good," he said.

"There's been a lot of variety, which I love. Different buses and all kinds of different routes across Canberra. It's been a lot of fun."