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Bus Driver (Trainee or Qualified) - Southampton (9422)


We are looking for Bus Drivers (trainees or qualified) to join our Team in Southampton - 10 new positions available!

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

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.

If you are a PCV Licence holder with Full dCPC – **For a limited time only, new starters with a full PCV licence and dCPC will earn between £20,856 and £25,365 per annum depending on hours worked**

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 manual 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.

You will earn:

Your working hours will be between 37 to 45 per week (varied shifts including split shifts).  This would mean you could expect to earn between the following salary range:

If you are a PCV Licence holder without dCPC or a Trainee (without a PCV licence) between £18,855 and £22,932 once training has been completed – this will be for the first year and then between £20,856 and £25,365 after the first year

Our rewards

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.
  • 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, operating out of our Empress Road depot which is located within the city boundaries.  We are the home of the iconic City Red buses with a network which stretches across Southampton and our surrounding areas, serving our local towns and communities with routes being traced back for a century.

The world in which we live, is always evolving and with people living ever more demanding lives, we all have somewhere to be and something to do.

At First we are at the forefront of on bus technology, leading the way with real time information, tracking and contactless payments.  Our goal is to make things easier and a more pleasant experience for our customers, it is all about delivering the very best service.

We operate routes for 21 out of 24 hours of the day so shift work is in place, with the driver at the heart of the overall customer experience.

So, if you live and breathe great customer service and enjoy driving, why not come and join our team in Southampton and become part of the City Red family.

Please only apply for this position if you are happy to travel to and work at the Southampton bus depot. Transfers to a different depot cannot be considered until at least 12 months of service at the Southampton depot.

Interested? Click on apply and fill in an application form!


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UK Bus - Southampton
Empress Road, Southampton, England, SO14 0JW
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    Bus Driver
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