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Qualified Bus Driver - Basildon

We are looking for Qualified Bus Drivers to join us at our Basildon depot!

Do you have a PCV license? Are you looking to take the next step? Here at First Essex 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 Qualified Bus Driver your rate will be £12.25 per hour plus premium rates for overtime. 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, whilst in training you will earn a reduced rate.

You will be based at our Basildon depot and as a full time driver you will be contracted to a minimum 38 hours per week.

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, a valid PCV license and a minimum 12 months of CPC qualification.

What will we offer you?

Full paid training will be provided which includes:

  • 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
  • Free onsite parking
  • 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?

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? What are you waiting for? Apply Today!


 
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UK Bus - Basildon
Cherrydown East, Basildon, Essex, England, SS16 5AG
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  • Ref:
    012537
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    38
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Basildon
  • Closing Date:
    28 March 2020
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