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Bus Driver (Trainee & Qualified) - Southampton

We are looking for Bus Drivers (Trainee & Qualified) to join our team in Southampton!

Do you fancy a change? We can offer you a rewarding career with a difference!

Going out on the open road as a bus driver, you'll work on your own initiative and take ownership of your bus on its travels, looking after passenger safety and providing a great customer experience. You'll drive different routes, issue tickets and drop people off at their destinations.  

Key Points:

  • If you join us as a qualified PCV driver with excellent knowledge of the Southampton network we will give you a £2500 bonus!! 
  • 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 £21,202 and £25,787 per year (£11.02 per hour) with overtime potential of 31k+.  Your training will be fully paid for.
  • As a trainee Bus Driver, we will pay you £8.91 per hour whilst you're in training!  This will increase to £11.02 on completion of your training.
  • Your working hours will be between 37 and 45 hours per week. 
  • This is a permanent contract.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is a good communicator and gets on well with people. You must be patient, a safe driver, reliable and calm under pressure. Happy to work a variety of shifts including early mornings, evenings and weekends, you should also have a full UK driving licence (with no more than 3 points).

Training & Qualifications:

Full paid training will be provided which includes;

  • Training for a PCV Licence
  • Vehicle and route familiarisation
  • Ticket machine and ticket type training

What can we offer you?

  • up to 5 weeks holiday (plus Public Holidays)
  • company pension
  • free bus travel for you and your family
  • £6 all-day train travel on GWR, SWR and other First train companies
  • High Street discounts

We will also provide you with a uniform so no need to worry about having the right kit for the job!

What do we do?

First Bus is one of the UK's largest bus operators. Making journeys easier for our customers, we were the first national bus operator to accept contactless card payments across all of our services and our First Bus App is voted ‘best in class' amongst UK bus operators.

Our most recent investments are in new, state-of-the-art buses across our key networks. We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion and improving customer experience.

We are focused on First Bus becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future and are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035; we have pledged not to purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022. We also operate the Aircoach network in Ireland. First Bus is a division of FirstGroup.

Interested? Apply Today!

First Bus welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive

 


 
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UK Bus - Southampton
Empress Road, Southampton, England, SO14 0JW
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  • Ref:
    016254
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    37
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Southampton
 
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