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Date Added: Wed 01/03/2023

School Bus Driver

Penzance, TR20, UK
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Company: FIRST BUS

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Qualified and Trainee School Bus Drivers


30 hours per week

PCV Licence holders £13.00 per hour and £14.00 per hour Overtime

Trainee drivers £12.00 per hour first 12 months and £12.50 per hour Overtime for the first 12 months

We are looking for Qualified and Trainee Bus Drivers to drive our school buses in Penzance

Working on the Schools rota, the successful applicant will be primarily responsible for providing a first-class service through the transportation of school children to and from their schools.

You will take children to school in the morning, be free to do whatever you want in the daytime and then take them home again in the evening.

Overtime will likely be available – either between your shifts, at weekends or during school holidays – for those who want it. We can offer an immediate start date!

You will work 30 hours a week Mon-Fri, 41 weeks of the year (holidays to be taken when the schools are out).

You will earn :

PCV Licence holders £13.00 per hour and £14.00 per hour Overtime

Trainee drivers £12.00 per hour first 12 months and £12.50 per hour Overtime for the first 12 months


Reporting to the depot''s staff manager, you will enjoy a rewarding job of transporting school children and be able to work under your own initiative. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate a good record of reliability and punctuality and will be keen to ensure the continuing success of our school contracts.

On top of your salary, there are some brilliant benefits. Our package helps your weekly wage go further, while providing long-term financial security.

  • First Xclusives discount scheme: You and your family & friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on high street & leisure brands such as: Asda, Sainsbury''s, H&M, B&Q, ODEON
  • Free travel on our buses for you and your family
  • £6 all-day train travel for you and your family on Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Avanti, Trans Pennine Express, Hull Trains
  • Free onsite parking + cycle to work scheme
  • Up to 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme + chance to buy discounted First Group shares

Info for trainees

The minimum age is 18, with at least 6 months'' driving experience. Don''t worry if you''ve never driven anything bigger than a car before. We provide top-class training on our modern, automatic buses.

Bus driving is a rewarding career. You''ll be providing a service that customers value and rely on. Getting to work or school. Doctor''s appointments. Visiting Nan. Popping to the shops. Heading into town. The journey home. Bus drivers are key workers who keep everyday life moving for local communities.

You''ll be out on the road, working on your own initiative. At the same time, you will be part of a close-knit driving team, who look out for each other. Every day brings something different. You''ll meet some amazing people along the way.

We''ll be there for you, because you''re there for us

We put a big focus on physical and mental wellbeing at First Bus. We recognise that anyone can be affected by the stresses and strains of work, or life outside it. You''ll find a range of health-promotion initiatives, and you''ll have 24/7 access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

What we''re looking for

If you''re a patient, safe driver with good people skills, you''re the perfect fit for our driving team.

  • Trainees need a full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points) and at least 2 years of driving experience
  • Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of how customer service is vital to a successful bus service
  • Experienced drivers require a PCV licence, plus valid CPC card
  • All drivers need the flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • A current DBS enhanced disclosure will also be required; however, this will be provided.

Welcome to First Bus

Hello. We''re one of the country''s largest bus operators – and we''ve launched the driving careers of thousands of people across the UK. You will be joining a forward-looking business at the forefront of bus technology. From mobile apps to carbon-friendly buses, we''re leading the way.

Please apply now. We look forward to receiving you application.

Public transport serves everyone, whatever their differences. At First Bus, we want to be an employer open to you, no matter what your differences are. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation because diverse backgrounds, thinking and experiences bring so many benefits to our customers, communities and people. We welcome applications from all.


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