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Bus Driver (Trainee or Qualifed) - Solent (8671)

We are looking for Bus Drivers to join our Team in Hilsea or Hoeford. If you're looking to start an exciting new career journey, 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.

Do you work in care industry, retail or customer service? Bus driving may provide the independence, flexibility and benefits you are looking for!

As a bus driver you will be earing £10.60 - £10.70 per hour + great benefits (£7.83 per hour whilst in training - training on average lasts 4 weeks). Your working hours will be between 37 and 45 hours per week (this is a permanent position).

As part of our friendly and professional depot team, you'll drive different routes, issue tickets and drop people off at their destinations on time. Enjoying lots of responsibility and variety, you'll receive all the training and support you need to develop your skills, achieve your full potential and get a PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) licence.

A friendly face who can work confidently on your own and handle cash responsibly, you must be passionate about providing the best service to our passengers. Aged 18 or above, you should also be helpful, reliable and a good communicator. Happy to work a variety of flexible shifts including early mornings, late evenings and weekends, you'll need to be calm under pressure and have a full driving licence with no more than 3 points.

Once you've completed your probation period, you'll enjoy fantastic benefits:

  • Free travel - On our buses
  • Discounted travel for you and your family on the trains (GWR, TPE, Hull Trains) and your family & friends will also benefit from cheap bus travel. For £6 per day you can take the train all the way to London and back!
  • First Xclusives - Discounts on First UK rail and bus and over 3,000 offers on goods and services for you, your family and friends
  • Share in our success – Buy discounted shares in First
  • Pension – You'll automatically join our scheme and start building a pension pot
  • Free life assurance – For all members of our pension scheme.

About us

We are the local bus company in the Solent area. We have two depots (our Hilsea and Hoeford depot) that cover the Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport area.

We run the Star service out of our Hilsea depot. These are brand new buses, with the latest technology! Each bus is named after a naval vessel or historic ship, to reflect Portsmouth's proud maritime heritage.

Out of Hoeford we operate the Eclipse service which is designed to raise our customers travel experience to the next level! It includes a 3.4km dedicated off-road busway between Redlands Lane in Fareham and Tichborne Way in Gosport. This is the old railway line the has been converted to carry buses and cyclists only – a great way to beat the traffic!

We pride ourselves on being friendly, helpful and customer focused. When you join this highly successful team you will be at the forefront of our service delivery helping us to achieve our vision of delivering change for tomorrow.

So, put your customer service skills into action and discover more and apply! 


 
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UK Bus - Solent
Solent Bus Depots, Solent, England, SOLENT
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  • Ref:
    8671
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    37
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Solent
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