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Qualified Bus Driver

We are looking for Qualified Bus Drivers to join us in the Portsmouth, Gosport and Fareham area!

£2000 bonus for new starters

Do you have a PCV license? Are you looking to take the next step? Here at First we can offer you a rewarding career with a difference. If you are passionate, 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. 

How much will you earn?

If you are a PCV Licence holder with Full dCPC – **For a limited time only we are offering a bonus of £2000 (£500 paid after 6 weeks of driving service, another £500 paid after 26 weeks driving service and another £1000 paid after 52 weeks of driving service)**

As a bus driver you will be earning £10.81 - £11.07 per hour + great benefits (£8.71 - £8.75 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).

You will be based at either our Hilsea or Hoeford depot.

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.

What will we offer you?

Full paid training will be provided which includes:

  • Training for a PCV Licence
  • 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
  • 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?

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! 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!

Interested? What are you waiting for? Apply Today!

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Solent Bus Depots, Solent, England, SOLENT
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Fareham (Hoeford Depot) , UK Bus - Hilsea , UK Bus - Solent
  • Closing Date:
    28 December 2019
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