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Qualified Bus Driver - Southampton

Amazing Offer Available:

Until the end of September 2017, we will pay you £2000 in total if you come and join us!

You will need to be a Qualified Bus Driver and hold a full DCPC card for this offer to apply (this offer may not be open to previous/returning employees). Upon joining us you will receive £1000 and another £1000 on successful completion of 6 months with us!


Salary: £8.60 during training and £9.55 per hour once driving solo + great benefits. The salary will rise to £10.55 per hour after 6 months of service.

Location: Southampton

Hours: 37 to 45 Hours per week (Varied shifts including Split Shifts) 


As one of our bus drivers, you’ll put smiles on the faces of our customers and make a real difference in your local community. Working on your own initiative, you’ll enjoy driving our buses on different routes and being part of the close-knit team back at our depot. So, if you’re a qualified bus driver looking for an exciting new challenge, join our professional team.

About us

Putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, we help around 1.6 million passengers to travel about their local communities every day. One of Britain’s largest bus operators, we take great pride in delivering professional, punctual and reliable services at good value for money. We’re also part of the bigger FirstGroup family that carries 2.5 billion passengers a year in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and Mexico.

About the role

You know that there’s much more to being a bus driver than driving. Sharing our passion for safety, you’ll go the extra mile to provide a fantastic customer experience and comfortable journeys on different routes in your local community. In charge of your bus, you’ll check your vehicle, issue tickets and deliver a friendly and helpful service to all of your passengers.

What you’ll need

We’re looking for qualified bus drivers with a manual PCV licence who know how to provide a great customer experience. A good communicator who gets on well with people, you must be patient, 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 (no more than 3 points).

Our rewards

Free travel - On our buses and discounted train travel on GWR and TPE (with a day ticket for only £6 it could take you all the way to London and back).
Treat your Family & Friends - Amazing discounts on First UK Rail and 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.

Apply today

At First, we support each other and work together to set the highest of standards and provide the best customer experience. To discover please click here:

Our diverse team drives our success. So, we’re passionate about diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity at every level.

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