Trainee Bus Driver

Type: Trainee
Region: South West

Job title: Trainee Bus Driver

Location: Bow

Contract type: Permanent

Work pattern: Shift work (days, nights & weekends)

Salary: £30,746 on average (full-time), with overtime available

Start date: ASAP

What’s in it for you

Get paid to train – we’ll cover your training costs (worth over £4k!) which will include a full PCV licence. Earn £11.95 p/h during training, rising to £15.56 and beyond once qualified (4-6 weeks)

Development and promotion opportunities into other roles e.g., driver mentor, driving instructor, engineering roles, routes into leadership roles and much more

Free TfL bus and rail travel for you and a member of your household! Also, free travel outside of London for you and a member of your household on Stagecoach buses!

Minimum of 38 hours work per week guaranteed, with overtime available! (part-time hours also available)

About the role – Trainee Bus Driver

It all starts with some of the highest quality training, from some of the best (and nicest!) driver trainers in the industry. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about our routes, our vehicles, how to offer the best customer service and more

Once fully trained, you’ll set off on one of our routes, taking responsibility for:

your own vehicle safety checks before setting off

setting your destination blinds to ensure that the correct destination is displayed

providing quality customer service when stopping for customers

checking your vehicle for any lost property on your return to the garage

What we need from you

you must be 18+ years of age (this is a legal requirement)

proof of right to work in the UK

a full UK driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points

a drive for quality customer service

a passion for safe and courteous driving on our open roads

Other benefits

good 24hr public transport links

a generous company pension scheme

a range of money-saving opportunities including discounts on holidays, retail, cinema outings, dental insurance, vehicle breakdown cover and hotels and attractions

secondment opportunities to work elsewhere in the business, either on big events such as Silverstone and Cheltenham Festival, or into our Stagecoach wide head office support functions

an employee assistance programme to support health and well-being through a confidential service available 24 hours a day

the opportunity to join a diverse family of colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds

If you want to jump on board, apply now and fasten your seat-belt – we’ll be in touch soon!

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