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Trainee & Qualified Bus Driver - York (7491)

If you're looking for a job that is part of a local community, with beautiful views and friendly customers, then becoming a York driver could be for you. As a bus driver you will travel in and around the historic city of York. You'll work on your own initiative and take ownership of your bus, looking after passenger safety and provide a great customer experience.

As a trainee bus driver, you will be earning £8.25 per hour for the first 6 months, this will then increase to £9.50 for a further 12 months to which you will increase to our current top rate of £11.22

If you are a Full Qualified PCV driver, you will be earning £9.50 for the first 12 months, this will then increase to our current top rate of £11.22

York is a unique depot, with an office and canteen in the heart of York city centre and bus depot on the outskirts. The drivers have a sports & social club that is very active, playing Badminton on Tuesdays, running weekend family trips and staff parties

 

About the role
You'll drive different routes on the city, university and/or Park & Ride fleet, issuing tickets and promoting contactless payments. You will pick people up and drop them off at their destinations on time.

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.

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

Once you've completed your probation period, you'll enjoy fantastic benefits which include:
•    Free travel - On all First 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 £12 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
One of Britain's largest bus operators, we connect communities and help people to go to school, work and the shops. Every single day around 1.6 million passengers get on board our 6,400 buses. It's why we're so passionate about providing services that are reliable, punctual and offer good value for money. We're also proud to be part of the FirstGroup family that's based all around the world from the UK and Ireland to the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Interested? Put your customer service skills into action, discover more and apply!


 
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UK Bus - York
First York Depot, James Street, York, United Kingdom, YO10 3WW
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  • Ref:
    7491
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    38
  • Location:
    UK Bus - York
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