Over the coming weeks and months, we’re going to be taking a look behind-the-scenes at Lothian to meet some of the people who keep Edinburgh and the Lothians moving 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The people you’ll meet in this series are just some of the individuals who together form Team Lothian, and make our company what it is. We Are Lothian.
Name: David Leslie
Job Title: Dayshift Engineer
Describe your role at Lothian in one sentence.
Diagnose and repair defective buses.
How long have you worked for Lothian?
I’ve worked for Lothian for seven years.
“Being part of Team Lothian means being part of a team that keeps Edinburgh moving.”
Favourite part of your job?
Successfully diagnosing and repairing a vehicle that won’t start.
Most memorable moment?
Winning the Masters Skills Challenge and also winning Employee of the Year 2019!
The last year has been difficult for everyone due to the ongoing pandemic. What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had in your current role at Lothian?
The new protocols have been difficult, especially split breaks times when the garage can be busier.
What’s a common misconception about your job?
That the diagnostic computer fixes everything. It doesn’t!
Finally, what does working for Lothian mean to you?
It means being part of a team that keeps Edinburgh moving.