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Part-Time Bus Driver (Trainee positions available)

Listed by First Bus


Application deadline: Sun 31 Oct 2021 17:00
Applications can be submitted online via the First Group Careers website (link in description)


£9.10 per hour, £10 once qualified.


15 hours per week.


Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.

Job Duration

Permanent position.


We are looking for Trainee & Qualified Bus Drivers to join our team on part time hours!

Vacancies are available in five depots: Scotstoun, Overtown, Dumbarton, Caledonia City Centre and Blantyre. 
Do you fancy a change? We can offer you a rewarding career with a difference! 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. 

  • If you already have a PCV licence, you will automatically come in at £10.70 per hour (pay rates increase over a period of 5 years, up to £12.35 p/h). You will be contracted to 15 - 25 hours per week.* For trainee applicants there is a requirement to undertake 3 to 4 weeks full time paid training to acquire the bus licence before commencing part time hours. 

As a trainee bus driver you will be earning £9.10 - £ 9.20 per hour whilst in training, £10.00 per hour once qualified. 
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 licence (with no more than 3 points). 
Training & Qualifications: 
Full paid training will be provided which includes:

  • Training for a PCV Licence (if applying as a trainee driver) 
  • Vehicle and route familiarisation 
  • Ticket machine and ticket type training 

Our rewards
You'll enjoy a range of benefits, such as free travel on our buses for you and your family, a pension scheme, a smart uniform and the chance to buy discounted First shares. You will also get 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 travel discounts with First and over 3,000 offers on a variety of goods and services. 

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About us
One of the UK's largest bus operators, our team of 17,000 Journey Makers helps 1.6 million customers every single day to get to where they want to go. Together we provide helpful and reliable services on our buses, keep thousands of vehicles on the road and make sure everything runs smoothly. 
We can offer you a wide range of rewarding careers, as we make a big investment in the future and transform the world of bus travel. 
FirstGroup plc welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation because we believe that diversity brings benefits for our customers, communities and our people. Valuing our differences and drawing on our collective knowledge and experience helps us develop new services, open up new markets and broaden our customer base. 
First Bus is one of the UK's largest bus operators. Making journeys easier for our customers, we were the first national bus operator to accept contactless card payments across all of our services and our First Bus App is voted ‘best in class' amongst UK bus operators. 
Our most recent investments are in new, state-of-the-art buses across our key networks. We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion and improving customer experience. 
We are focused on First Bus becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future and are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035; we have pledged not to purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022. We also operate the Aircoach network in Ireland. First Bus is a division of FirstGroup.