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Trainee Bus Driver

We are looking for Trainee Bus Drivers to join us in Southampton!

Do you fancy a change? Do you work in Care, Retail or Warehousing? Whether you're experienced or not, if you have a passion to be a bus driver 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?

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.

As a Trainee Bus Driver you will earn between £21,203 and £25,789 once training has been completed. Your working hours will be between 37 to 45 per week (varied shifts including split shifts). An average rota being 41/42 hours per week – £23,495/£24,068. With overtime there is a potential to earn in excess of £30,000.   

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 can benefit from over 3,000 offers on a variety of goods and services

What do we do?

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.

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.

Interested? What are you waiting for? Apply Today!

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.

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UK Bus - Southampton
Empress Road, Southampton, England, SO14 0JW
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Bus Driver
  • Contract Type:
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Southampton
  • Closing Date:
    28 December 2019
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