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Bus Driver

Trainee & Qualified bus drivers – Southampton - £9.50 - £12.00 per hour

Ready to start a new career with more to offer? We'd love to train you as a Bus Driver in Southampton, or if you are already Qualified Bus Driver, we'd love for you to come and join our team!

You will be earning:

  • If you join us as a qualified PCV driver with excellent knowledge of the Southampton network and 39 hours of CPC we will give you a £3,000 bonus!!

  • As a qualified bus driver basic hourly rate £12.00, going up to £12.20 in January 2023, then going up to £12.60 in November 2023.
  • Overtime rate of £12.50, going up to £13.75 January 2023, then going up to £14.00 in November 2023.
  • In addition, if you currently owe training costs to your existing employer we will cover these costs for you (should you leave within 2 years we will only recover half the costs)
  • You will be earning between £24,336 to £29,536 per year (£12.00 per hour) with overtime potential of 31k+.  Your training will be fully paid for.

 

  • As a trainee Bus Driver, we will pay you £9.50 per hour whilst you're in training!  This will increase to £12.00 on completion of your training. 
  • The basic hourly rate  of £12.00, going up to £12.20 in January 2023, then going up to £12.60 in November 2023.
  • Overtime rate of £12.50, going up to £13.75 January 2023, then going up to £14.00 in November 2023.

 

  • Your working hours will be between 37 and 45 hours per week. 

On top of your salary, there are some brilliant benefits. Our package helps your weekly wage go further, while providing long-term financial security (see details below).

Don't worry if you've never driven anything bigger than a car before. We provide top-class training on our modern, automatic buses. With the guidance of our instructors, you'll soon be confident on bustling high streets, narrow back streets, busy roundabouts and rush-hour ring roads.  

Please apply now if you are 18 or over, with at least 6 months' driving experience.

Welcome to First Bus

Hello. We're one of the country's largest bus operators – and we've launched the driving careers of thousands of people across the UK. You will be joining a forward-looking business at the forefront of bus technology. From mobile apps to carbon-friendly, electric buses, we're leading the way.  

Why become a First Bus Driver?

You'll be providing a service that customers value and rely on. Getting to work or school. Doctor's appointments. Visiting Nan. Popping to the shops. Heading into town. The journey home. Bus drivers are key workers who keep everyday life moving for local communities.

You'll be out on the road, working on your own initiative. At the same time, you will be part of a close-knit driving team, who look out for each other. In Southampton, our male and female drivers range in age from 18 to 60+. You'll find a real mix of colleagues at your depot.    

Every day brings something different. You'll meet some amazing people along the way.

The benefits package adds a lot of extra value to the salary:

  • First Xclusives discount scheme: You and your family & friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on high street & leisure brands such as: Tesco, B&Q, Wilko, Asda
  • Free travel on our buses for you and your family
  • £6 all-day train travel for you and your family on Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Avanti, Trans Pennine Express, Hull Trains
  • Free onsite parking + cycle to work scheme
  • Up to 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme + chance to buy discounted First Group shares

We'll be there for you, because you're there for us        

We put a big focus on physical and mental wellbeing at First Bus. We recognise that anyone can be affected by the stresses and strains of work, or life outside it. You'll find a range of health-promotion initiatives, and you'll have 24/7 access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

What we're looking for

If you're a patient, safe driver with good people skills, you're the perfect fit for our driving team. All you need is:

  • a full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points)
  • the flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • to live within 60 minutes travel time of the depot.

Our instructors are ready to launch your new career. Please apply now. We look forward to receiving you application.

Public transport serves everyone, whatever their differences. At First Bus, we want to be an employer open to you, no matter what your differences are. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation because diverse backgrounds, thinking and experiences bring so many benefits to our customers, communities and people. We welcome applications from all.


 
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UK Bus - Southampton
Empress Road, Southampton, United Kingdom, SO14 0JW
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  • Ref:
    018913
  • Company:
    First Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    39
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Southampton
  • Salary:
    £24,336
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