Bus Drivers

Who are we?

Hello, we’re First Bus, one of the UK's largest bus operators.

We’re going through an exciting transformation. We’re investing in our colleagues, our customers and new state-of-the-art buses.

We’re looking for people across the country with great customer service skills to join us and help us keep our communities connected.  Whether you’re a qualified bus driver or looking for a new career, click apply now!

What’s In It For Me?

We’ll give you a competitive salary, pension, free bus travel for you and your family and a whole host of high street and holiday discount perks.  You will also have the opportunity to play a key role in supporting your local community.

Interested in developing?  We’ll support you with that too.  A number of our drivers have gone on to be supervisors, operations mangers and even directors and this could be you in the future!

No matter where you live, click apply now and a member of our recruitment team will reach out to have a chat.

Our Opportunities

Trainee Bus Driver

You might not have considered driving a bus before and that’s ok! If you’ve held a full UK driving licence for at least 6 months (with a maximum of 6 penalty points), we’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to become a qualified bus driver.

Your training will be fully paid, and we’ll support you every step of the way to become a qualified PCV licence holder. Our training schools will help you with:

  • Getting to know our business
  • Training for a PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) Licence
  • Getting to know our buses and the routes of our services
  • Ticket machine and ticket type training
  • Safety training so you can keep you, your passengers, and your colleagues safe

You’ll also have a buddy driver who’ll continue to support you and mentoring from other colleagues to make sure we’re setting you up for success. We want our colleagues to be reflective of the communities we serve, and our ambition is to be a diverse and inclusive business where all our colleagues can thrive.

Qualified Bus Driver (PCV Licence holder)

If you’re a qualified bus driver with a manual PCV licence, we can offer you a rewarding career with lots of variety. Going out on the open road, you’ll take ownership of your bus and work on your own initiative, looking after passenger safety and providing a great customer experience. You’ll be responsible for our customers getting to their destination safely and on time.

Our friendly and professional depot teams will help with:

  • Getting to know our business
  • Getting to know our buses, routes and issuing tickets
  • Safety training so you can keep you, your passengers, and your colleagues safe
  • All the training and support you need to reach your full potential