Trainee Coach Driver - Luton

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 618262832-2
  • Date Posted: 8 June 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: National Express Group PLC
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £14.20 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £14.20 per hour
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Retail & Consumer Products, Cyber Security, Health and Safety, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Join us on the Journey...

We have fantastic opportunities in Luton for individuals interested in becoming a fully qualified Coach Driver connecting our customers and being part of providing the fantastic customer service that National Express is known for.

Whether you are at the beginning of your career, looking for a different line of work or simply searching for a new challenge, becoming a National Express Coach Driver may be the right job for you. Adventure awaits!

We have opportunities available to work at our Luton depot.

Our Driver Training Academy will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a full PCV licence holder. Experienced PCV instructors will guide you through the whole process including the driving theory and driving practical exams.

Our extensive training and development offerings include:

Full PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) training worth over £3,000 providing you with a qualifications for life

Free medicals as well as being paid for your time to undertake necessary medicals for CPC renewal

Guidance whilst passing all modules of the PCV licence acquisition

CPC training and continuous training to ensure you keep your hard earned qualifications

Extensive route learning and vehicle familiarisation before you hit the road for the first time

Company specific training such as ticket machines, processes, systems, defensive driving techniques and much more

Endless opportunities for progression within the business

What you'll need...

A Valid Full UK Driving Licence (Category B)

An ability to provide outstanding customer service

A flexible approach to working 4 days on and 2 days off within a variable shift pattern of the following hours:

Ultra Early: (Earliest start time: 00:05 (Midnight) Latest finish: 11:30)

Early: (Earliest start time: 02:20 Latest finish: 14:40)

Day: (Earliest start time: 05:00 Latest finish: 17:50)

Mids: (Earliest start time: 12:00 Latest finish: 00:00)

Lates: (Earliest start time: 14:30 Latest finish: 03:30)

Late Nights: (Earliest start time: 18:30, Latest finish: 07:30)

What we offer in return for your hard work and commitment:

£14.20 per hour

Guaranteed 42 hours of work per week (overtime available)

20 days of annual leave plus bank holidays (This increases by a day for each completed calendar year of service to reach a maximum of 25 days.

An unsociable hours allowance of £10 per shift for all duties that sign on between the hours of 22:00 & 02:00.

A weekend work allowance on all duties that start on a Saturday or a Sunday of the hourly rate of £16.00

A night allowance of £15.22 paid for duties that operate over the hour of 02:00 until 03:00.

A reduced night allowance of an additional 58p to standard rate of pay (£14.20) for hours worked between 23:00 & 06:00 (example: if a duty signs on at 14:00 and sign off at Midnight, you will get 1 hour at the reduced rate) Please note that Night allowance and Reduced night allowance cannot be used in conjunction with one another

A National Express Coach pass for yourself and a partner

A smart comfortable uniform

A Company pension

Life Assurance

Exclusive benefits and savings from thousands of the UK's largest retailers and service providers

Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, which includes free counselling and further support to improve your health and wellbeing

An opportunity to take part in our Cycle to work scheme

Things to note...

At National Express, we are really proud of our health and safety record and as a result, we operate a Drugs and Alcohol Policy which is applicable to all employees.

As part of your initial assessment, we will complete Drug and Alcohol testing and you may be subject to random tests during your employment.

You may also have experience in the following...

Customer Service, Driver, Driving Licence, HGV, CPC, Passenger Transport, Driving, Delivery Driver, Taxi Driver, Security, Travel, Retail, Customer Care

If the above sounds like a next step in your career, follow our online application process to express your interest