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Trainee Bus Driver Full-time Job

Aug 25th, 2023 at 09:56   Transportation & Logistics   Ashford   109 views Reference: 110
Job Details
Stagecoach are looking for trainee bus drivers to join our Ashford team.
  • Get paid to train and zero training costs as not only will you be earning from day one, we’ll also pay for all of your training costs to achieve a recognised national qualification in Passenger Transport and your PCV licence, worth around £4,000

  • Typical earnings £12.00 per hour after training qualifying period which is £24.336 per year!

  • You’ll be one of 100 drivers who transport our fantastic customers safely and comfortably every day to healthcare and employment, to shopping and leisure, and to friends and family.
Aside from the satisfaction of being a key worker in your community, there’s loads of reasons for you to join the Stagecoach South East team…
  • Great benefits including a generous company pension scheme, 4 weeks holiday with an option of 5 weeks for a different pay scale, free travel for you and a companion, free financial education and affordable loans, and finally a range of money-saving opportunities including discounts on holidays and retail, cinema outings, dental insurance, vehicle breakdown cover and hotels and attractions

  • Free travel for you and a companion on our buses – so on your days off you can be off shopping without worrying about parking the car, or heading off for a day in the city or by the seaside without worrying about the cost of fuel

  • Guaranteed 39 minimum hours with overtime available (but not guaranteed) for those who want to increase their earnings

  • Plenty of job security from being a key worker at the heart of our communities, where we always need great people behind the wheel

  • UK-wide opportunities whereby if you’re moving out of choice or circumstance, as we run bus companies across the UK, you can transfer to a new location

  • Supportive and high quality training from some of the best (and nicest!) driving instructors and training managers in the industry – we’ll teach you everything you need to know about our routes, our vehicles, our tickets and more

  • Career development including our Trade Up scheme for drivers who want to move into engineering, promotion opportunities to Lead Driver, Inspector, Controller and Driving Instructor, and routes into management and leadership for those who want that

  • Secondment opportunities to work elsewhere in the business, either on big events or into our head office support functions

  • An employee assistance programme to support health and wellbeing through a confidential service available 24 hours a day which provides specialist guidance and assistance on a range of personal and work-related issues, from dealing with stress and anxiety to managing financial, marital or legal issues. Face-to-face counselling sessions are also offered, alongside telephone and online support.

  • A great working environment with loads of opportunity to make new friends from a bunch of great workmates, managers who work hard to create great places to work, and employee networks building inclusive environments for women, veterans, carers, multicultural and LGBTQ+ colleagues
The recruitment process is simple – you apply online, we’ll get you in for an interview and to see the depot, and that’s it!
It doesn’t matter if you’re working in customer service, retail, hospitality or in a warehouse or factory, the only things we need are…
  • You need to be 18 years old and hold a driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points
  • You need to want to deliver great customer service
  • You need to have a patient, safe and courteous approach to driving
So if that’s you, and you like what we’re offering, then please apply!
Stagecoach workplace culture is one where everyone can be themselves and where all the differences our people bring to the business are celebrated. We welcome applications from all, irrespective of background, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, beliefs, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation or age.
Stagecoach workplace culture is one where everyone can be themselves and where all the differences our people bring to the business are celebrated. We welcome applications from all, irrespective of background, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, beliefs, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation or age.
Stagecoach workplace culture is one where everyone can be themselves and where all the differences our people bring to the business are celebrated. We welcome applications from all, irrespective of background, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, beliefs, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation or age.
Company Description
Stagecoach Bus is one of the biggest bus companies in the UK, taking millions of people to where they need to be every day.
Stagecoach Bus is a growing business, and part of the wider Stagecoach Group, one of the worlds leading public transport companies.
With over 20,000 staff in the UK, Stagecoach is a major employer offering a range of roles with excellent benefits. These include free bus travel, great holidays and pension options.
Bus driving jobs with Stagecoach
Passionate about customer service? Want to get out of the office and onto the open road? A career in bus driving might be for you!
Its so much more than just driving a bus were looking for people who can give service with a smile and deliver amazing service to our customers every day.
We have full time and part time roles available across the UK, with flexible hours to fit around you.
For many bus driver roles training is provided so all you need is a driving licence.
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