Bus Driver (Trainee & Qualified) – First Bus

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Bus Driver (Trainee & Qualified) - First Bus

We are looking for Bus Drivers (Trainee & Qualified) to join our team in Southampton!

Do you fancy a change? We can offer you a rewarding career with a difference!

Our Southampton depot is currently hiring PCV drivers and offering a bonus of £3000 when you join City Red with a PCV licence, full CPC, and excellent knowledge of the Southampton network.

In addition to the £3000 bonus, if you currently owe training costs to your existing employer we will cover these for you (should you leave within two years we will only cover half the costs).

A fantastic starting salary…

As a Qualified Bus Driver you will be earning £11.02 per hour. Your working hours will be 37-45 hours per week (flexible) – basic PCV salary between £21,202 to £25,787 with overtime potential of £31k+ on a permanent contract.

As a Trainee Bus Driver  – We will pay you £9.50 per hour whilst training to achieve your PCV licence! This will increase to £11.02 per hour on completion of your training.


What are the benefits of joining the team?

  • Up to 5 weeks holiday (plus Public Holidays)
  • Company pension
  • Free bus travel for yourself and 2 others of your choosing.
  • £6 all-day train travel on GWR, SWR and other First train companies across England, Scotland and Wales.
  • High Street discounts
  • Uniform
  • Plus plenty more!

More than just driving

Being a driver at City Red is more than just driving. It’s about putting your customer service skills to work and really looking after your passengers, no matter who they are or where they’re headed. It’s what we’re known for and it’s why our customers keep coming back to use our services again and again… and again!

Joining us is also a great way to build your skills. We’re the kind of company that encourages everyone to reach their full potential and we reward anyone who helps us to meet our goals.

So, if you’re patient and calm, are able to work confidently on your own and handle cash responsibly, we could really help you to go places.

What we need:

All you need is to be aged 18 or over, have a clean driving license with no more than 6 points and be happy to be flexible to work varied shift patterns – and we will provide you with full training, which will lead to you obtaining your PCV licence.

Contact our recruitment team if you wish to find out more – 07814 138361

See here for more information.

Location: 281 Empress Rd, Southampton SO14 0JW

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2022