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Bus Driver

Trainee & Experienced Bus Drivers


£12 to £13 per hour

Up to 30 hours, PT

** Welcome Bonus of £1250 for qualified drivers (T&Cs Apply)

Please Note: You must live within 60 minutes travel time of York depot

We love welcoming new and experienced Bus Drivers to our team in York.

For a confidential chat about any of our vacancies and the training involved, call or text 07977055243 to speak to George or Wayne

As an Experienced Driver, you will earn:

£12 per hour for 3 weeks whilst in training rising up to £13 per hour on completion of training

** PCV holders working 23 hours a week minimum will get a total of £1250 bonus - £250 after successful completion company induction, buddying and route learning and a further £500 bonus after 6 months service and successful probationary period. A final payment of £500 after 12 months service (*T&Cs apply)

Join us a Trainee and you will earn:

£12 per hour for the first 6 months, rising up to £13 per hour after 6 months of service.

The contract is up to 30 hours per week on a permanent basis

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

  • First Xclusives discount scheme: You and your family & friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on high street & leisure brands such as: Asda, Sainsbury's, H&M, ODEON
  • Free travel on our buses for you and your family (worth up to
  • £6 all-day train travel for you and your family on Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Avanti, Trans Pennine Express, Hull Trains
  • Up to 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme + chance to buy discounted First Group shares

 Info for trainees

The minimum age is 18, with at least 6 months' driving experience. Don't worry if you've never driven anything bigger than a car before. We provide top-class training on our modern, automatic buses.

Bus driving is a rewarding career. 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. Every day brings something different. You'll meet some amazing people along the way.

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.

  • Trainees need a full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points)
  • Experienced drivers require a PCV licence and a minimum 12 months of CPC qualification before expiry
  • All drivers need the flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • You must live within 60 minutes travel time of the depot

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 buses, we're leading the way. 

Welcome Bonus T&Cs

  • Must be a PCV holder to qualify
  • You must remain in employment for 2 years otherwise the bonus will be recovered and this is on a sliding scale.
  • For the first 12 months the full amount of any bonus would be recovered and 12months -2 years a sliding scale.
  • Anyone who has left the company in the last 2 months does not qualify for the new starter bonus.
  • Part Time employees must work a minimum of 23 hours per week to qualify

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 - York Depot
James Street, York, United Kingdom, YO10 3WW
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  • Company:
    First Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    UK Bus - York Depot
  • Salary:
    £12.00 - £13.00
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