Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Narindervir Singh has always been keen to explore the South Island and with his new role relocating him 1,425km from Auckland to
Dunedin, he’s about to get his chance.
Narindervir, or NV to his friends and colleagues, has taken up the helm of Go Bus’ depot in Dunedin where he will manage the urban, school and charter services for the company.
Picking up the role in early October and driving himself down the length of the country, NV says he’s already awed by the beauty of the south and is excited to experience all that the city and surrounding area has to offer. Although, packing up and moving to the other end of the country was no small feat.
“Leaving Auckland after 11 years is a big change and certainly has it’s challenges, but also relocating to Dunedin is a great opportunity for my own personal and professional growth with much more responsibility in my new role.
“I am also extremely proud to be the first Indian depot manager for Go Bus in the South Island.”
NV has worked with Go Bus for three years and thanks the company’s multiple training and development opportunities for his progression through the organisation.
“The Go Bus team culture is amazing, and support is readily available. There are lots of great opportunities to continue to develop, support and lead local teams, which I am excited to do here in Dunedin.”
Joining the team in August 2018 as an operator at the North Auckland Silverdale depot, NV was promoted to duty person for East Auckland depot in East Tamaki in 2019 and then a year later was promoted to the real time monitoring team based in South Auckland to supervise wider operations across Auckland, Hamilton and Hawke’s Bay.
“With a nationwide company like Go Bus there are so many directions you can go in and lots of chances to progress through the business,” notes NV. “I’m honoured to be here in Dunedin to help increase my knowledge and work closely with the local team here to continue delivering great service for our customers.”
Although only a few weeks into his new role, NV is already thinking about the future and what he can bring to his new hometown.
“I want to continually develop new skills that will work towards the betterment of the Dunedin depot and ensuring it’s a great place to work.
“I’ll continue to work hard and perhaps down the track explore more senior management opportunities with the company.”
Calum Haslop, CEO at Go Bus New Zealand says it’s great to see employees further their careers through the company.
“Whilst staff join us from their local community, there are a wide number of opportunities and chances to create impact across the business, whether that is in a new role or a new region.
“NV is a fantastic example of some of the growth opportunities we offer and how a career with Go Bus can really take you places.”