Meet Brendan! Brendan is one of State Transit's 12 Depot Managers and began his career with State Transit in 2000. He needed a flexible job while studying so began working as a casual Bus Operator in Port Botany. After graduating, he moved to a full time role. Over the following 10 years, Brendan began broadening his experience performing several operational and supervisory roles before taking on the role of Depot Manager at Tempe in 2009.
Since then, Brendan has moved onto manage one of State Transit's larger depots at Kingsgrove with over 160 buses and 300 staff. He enjoys the challenges of managing frontline operations at the depot which have helped him to develop his skills in delivering customer service and safety. "Customer service and safety are at the forefront of delivering services in my role as Depot Manager and I have been lucky to gain skills though skills training, mentoring and on-the-job experience."
There have been plenty of challenging experiences throughout Brendan's career. "I have always enjoyed working during special events the most. Whether it is a unique event like the Olympics or World Youth Day or annual events like New Years Eve or the City to Surf, it's great to be a part of it."
Brendan sees the main benefit of working at State Transit is having the opportunity to work at different locations in a broad range of fields. But what he appreciates most about his job is the people he works with. "State Transit has a diverse workforce with employees from a wide range of life and work experiences."