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Bus Driver (Trainee) - Bath

We are looking for Trainee Bus Drivers to join us in our Bath Depot on a 2 year fixed term contract!

Whether you are experienced or not, here at First we can offer you a rewarding career with a difference. If you are customer service driven, flexible and motivated, we want to hear from you!

What will you be doing?

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 Bus Driver your rate will be £22,750 per year and your working hours will be 38 per week

This is £11.52 per hour plus Monday to Friday and £12.32 per hour Saturday & Sunday

During your first few weeks with us at First Group you will embark on our training programme to ensure you are the best bus driver you can be.

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 license with no more than 3 points.

What will we offer you?

Full paid training will be provided which includes:

  • Training for a PCV License for Trainee drivers
  • Vehicle and route familiarisation
  • Ticket machine and ticket type training

You'll enjoy a range of benefits, such as:

  • Free travel on our buses for you and your family
  • Pension scheme
  • The chance to buy discounted First shares.
  • 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 over 3,000 offers on a variety of goods and services

What do we do?

At First Bus in Bath, we have a team of approx. 300 staff who transport over 270,000 customers per week in and around Bath.

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. 

Operating out of our bus depot right in the middle of the Bath city centre you could be taking customers to our National Trust's Prior Park, the Roman Baths, the shopping centre or to one of the many historical buildings we have within our city!

Interested? What are you waiting for? Apply Today!


 
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Location
UK Bus - Bath
Dorchester Street, Bath, England, BA1 1SS
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  • Ref:
    015021
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    38
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Bath
  • If temporary, length of contract:
    24-months
 
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