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Bus Driver

We are looking for Trainee & Qualified Bus Drivers to join our team in York

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. 

As a trainee bus driver, you will be earning £8.76 per hour  (approx. £17k per annum) for the first 6 months, this will increase to £10.04 (£19k plus per annum) for a further 6 months to which you will increase to our current top rate of £11.86 (£22k plus per annum) after 12 months continuous service. 

If you are already a fully licensed PCV driver, you will be earning £10.04 (£19k plus per annum) for the first 6 months, this will then increase to our current top rate of £11.86 (£22k plus per annum) and you will be contracted to a 37 hours per week (this is a permanent position).

*£1000 welcome bonus for candidates applying with a full PCV, subject to below terms and conditions*

£500 when you start with us, £500 on completing 6 months.  Only for existing PCV Licence holders applying directly on our FirstGroup careers website.


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

Our rewards:

You'll enjoy a range of benefits, such as free travel on our buses for you and your family, a pension scheme, a smart uniform and the chance to buy discounted First shares. You will also get discounted train travel for you and your family on our train operators (GWR, SWR, TPE & Hull Trains). On top of this our rewards include First Xclusives where you and your family and friends can benefit from travel discounts with First and over 3,000 offers on a variety of goods and services.

About us:

One of the UK's largest bus operators, our team of 17,000 Journey Makers helps 1.6 million customers every single day to get to where they want to go. Together we provide helpful and reliable services on our buses, keep thousands of vehicles on the road and make sure everything runs smoothly.

We can offer you a wide range of rewarding careers, as we make a big investment in the future and transform the world of bus travel.

Interested? Apply Today!

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UK Bus - York
First York Depot, James Street, York, United Kingdom, YO10 3WW
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    UK Bus - York
  • Closing Date:
    26 October 2019
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