Gwent teens get to work on the buses

Stagecoach in South Wales’ new Directors of Teenage Communication take a ride with managing director, John Gould.

Stagecoach in South Wales’ new Directors of Teenage Communication take a ride with managing director, John Gould.

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A GROUP of teenage friends from Gwent have been announced as the new Directors of Teenage Communication for Stagecoach in South Wales.

To celebrate its new discount travel scheme for young people, Stagecoach VIP, Stagecoach in South Wales launched a competition to help develop a Teen Out Guide.

Jade Powell and Rachel Bird from Blackwood, and Jessica Jones from Abergavenny, all 16 and students at Blackwood Comprehensive, joined together to create the winning team selected for the summer job as Directors of Teenage Communication for the bus operator.

The competition encouraged teenagers to enter via social media sharing their best experiences in South Wales.

Shortlisted entrants were then tasked to write a film or restaurant review and explain how they would promote this using social media.

On top of their salary, Jade, Jessica and Rachel’s new roles will enable them to attend and review events this summer, including concerts, restaurants and films, whilst using a Stagecoach VIP travel card to get around by bus.

They’ll also help to create social marketing campaigns to reach the teenage market in South Wales.

Jessica said: “This will be an amazing opportunity and will give us our first experience of working in the real world.

“Both Jade and I want to go into journalism so this will be a great experience for the future as we’ll be working closely with Stagecoach in South Wales to blog, tweet, video and share things to do in the region, creating an online Teen Out Guide.”

The new Stagecoach VIP scheme entitles everyone under the age of 19 to receive a third off all Stagecoach adult bus tickets on every Stagecoach service in Wales.

For information visit www.stagecoach-vip.com

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9:45am Tue 29 Jul 14

emmaw86 says...

So Stagecoach scrap popular routes, presumably to save money, then heavily discount the one group of passengers that probably have no choice but to use its services anyway as many can't drive. Yeah, that makes perfect sense!

As for the social marketing campaign, sounds a bit pointless to me.
So Stagecoach scrap popular routes, presumably to save money, then heavily discount the one group of passengers that probably have no choice but to use its services anyway as many can't drive. Yeah, that makes perfect sense! As for the social marketing campaign, sounds a bit pointless to me. emmaw86
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1:13pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

The phrase 'Teen Out' is a particularly ironic one considering Stagecoach boss Brian Souter's energetic opposition to the repeal of Clause 28 back in the day(!)
The phrase 'Teen Out' is a particularly ironic one considering Stagecoach boss Brian Souter's energetic opposition to the repeal of Clause 28 back in the day(!) Katie Re-Registered
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7:07pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Limestonecowboy says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
The phrase 'Teen Out' is a particularly ironic one considering Stagecoach boss Brian Souter's energetic opposition to the repeal of Clause 28 back in the day(!)
You're so very boring.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: The phrase 'Teen Out' is a particularly ironic one considering Stagecoach boss Brian Souter's energetic opposition to the repeal of Clause 28 back in the day(!)[/p][/quote]You're so very boring. Limestonecowboy
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11:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

pwharley says...

It's nice to see the Managing Director driving a bus.

Other bus operators, take note!
Come and meet your customers!
It's nice to see the Managing Director driving a bus. Other bus operators, take note! Come and meet your customers! pwharley
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