Bus driver Apprenticeship

Job reference: SYS-6881

Location Beddington
Business Area / Department Operations ~ Trainee Bus Drivers
Salary & Benefits Competiitve
Closing Date 30/04/2021
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Bus driver Apprenticeship

Job reference: SYS-6881

No PCV licence? No problem! Come and join our exciting apprentice programme to become a professional London Bus Driver.

Here at Abellio London Bus, we like to do things differently and challenge traditional conventions to provide better for everyone.  That’s why we have invested in a new and innovative approach to training up new bus drivers with an apprenticeship.

We’re looking for people who can demonstrate:

Excellent attitude to customer service 
Team player mind-set
Energy and motivation
A professional attitude to health and safety
Flexibility and openness to shift working

If you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding career within the transport industry, then Abellio London Bus is looking for you. In return, we will provide you with a career that offers a variety of employee benefits, a great working environment and an excellent starting salary.

You don’t need previous experience within the industry as we will provide you with the training to become a fully qualified PCV licence holder. This means the role is ideally suited for those looking to move into the industry while being equally rewarding for those looking to diversify from similar areas. What’s important is that you are capable of delivering excellent customer service.

So what are the minimum requirements to be considered as a Trainee Driver? Quite simply, you must:

Hold a current, full UK driving licence
Have one year’s minimum driving experience in the UK
Be at least 18 years of age
Be numerate and literate and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Be computer literate
Be flexible in terms of working hours; we operate shifts, working any 5 days out of 7, over a minimum 38 hour working week
Hold a valid Right to Work document
Live in the UK and have a UK Bank Account
An excellent driving history (no more than six penalty points, no drink driving offences in the last five years)

In return, your rewards package is very attractive, including:

Excellent pay and benefits
Free travel on all TFL for yourself plus one other after just 3 months with us
Full training for the routes and services you will operate
Bespoke training and development including - a Passenger Transport Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification
Contributory pension scheme
Life insurance for all pension scheme members
Access to our Benefits Platform which offers discounts to a wide range of retailers including: Apple, Adidas, Nike, Vue, Odeon, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and many more
Childcare vouchers
As an Apprentice Bus Driver, you can apply for a NUS Apprenticeship extra discount card entitling you to discounts in-store and online

Apprenticeship duration
14 months

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship - Level 2 

We are an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.