Bus Driver - Weston-super-Mare

Last updated 14 days ago
Location:North Somerset
Job Type:Full Time

We are looking for Trainee and Qualified Bus Drivers to join us in Weston-super-Mare!

Whether you are experienced or not, here at First we can offer you a rewarding career with a difference. If you are customer service driven, flexible and motivated, 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.

As a Bus Driver your rate will be £10.75 per hour plus premium rates for overtime. 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.

You will be based at our Weston-super-Mare depot and as a full time driver you will be contracted to a minimum 38 hours per week.

This is a fixed term contract: 6-month fixed term contract for Qualified drivers and a 24-month fixed term contract for trainees

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 for Trainee Drivers
  • 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 and your family and friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on a variety of goods and services

What do we do?

Weston-super-Mare is one of Somerset's prime holiday destinations and our depot of around 140 driver's deliver services in and around the town.

Apart from the town services, we link Weston-super-Mare to the city of Bristol with our ‘Excel' brand, and Weston-super Mare to Brean with our ‘Coaster' service, where open top buses are used during the summer. Our ‘Airport Flyer' service links Weston-super-Mare to Bristol Airport.

As a member of our team as a Bus Driver, you will operate bus services not only within the town, but also into Bristol and on rural roads.

Interested? What are you waiting for? Apply Today!