Following the unfortunate collapse of National Holidays, Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, has moved swiftly to ensure that the jobs of five engineers are saved.

Four mechanics and one fourth year apprentice were all interviewed and offered positions at Go North East and have now joined the company’s workforce, bringing a wealth of further experience to an award-winning engineering team.

At National Holidays, the engineers were responsible for looking after over 150 testable items on each vehicle and boast an impressive 100% MOT pass rate over the last three years.

Go North East employs over 250 engineers who look after an almost 700-strong fleet of buses and coaches, and the five new members have now joined the team.

Colin Barnes, engineering director at Go North East, said: “It’s very unfortunate to see companies in our industry collapse, so from the moment we heard the news we wanted to do everything we could to help save some jobs.

“We’ve acted quickly, interviewing for these roles and Adam, Simon, William, Zak and Ryan have all impressed us. We’ve offered them positions and we can’t wait to see them working with our award-winning team in the weeks, months and years ahead.”

To find out more about Go North East, visit www.gonortheast.co.uk.