Trainee Bus Driver - Perry Barr

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1315662267-2
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: National Express Group PLC
  • Location: Perry Barr, Birmingham
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Transport & Logistics, Health and Safety, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

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 Bus Driver may be the right job for you.

We have fantastic opportunities in Perry Barr for individuals interested in becoming a qualified Bus Driver, to join our welcoming and talented team on a full time basis.

Our in house training team will support and guide you to gain your Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence providing you with a qualification for life!

As a Professional Bus Driver with National Express West Midlands, you will be providing the very best customer service, whilst safely transporting our customers across the region.

You will be expected to work any 5 days from 7. We do not operate any set days or shift patterns - rest days and working days will vary week to week but rotas are set out in advance to help you plan.

Your shift can start as early as 3am and finish as late as 2am, although most shifts start later and finish earlier than this. There are a small number of night shifts.

What you'll need

  • A valid Full UK Car Licence
  • A passion to deliver great customer service
  • To be aged 18 or over

What we offer in return for your hard work and commitment

  • Paid training at 12.00 per hour, rising to 14.83 once qualified, 16.23 after 2 years of service, 18.12 after 3 years of service
  • Guaranteed 35 hours of work per week (overtime available)
  • Free Bus & Coach travel for yourself
  • Complimentary coach travel for a Nominated Person or complimentary bus travel for a Spouse or Partner
  • 50% discount for friends and family on full fares on our coach services
  • Fully paid CPC training
  • Free licence medicals without loss of pay
  • Life assurance
  • Private online GP service
  • Paid annual leave
  • A smart comfortable uniform
  • A Company pension
  • Exclusive benefits and savings from thousands of the UK's largest retailers and service providers
  • Free access to our award winning Health Bus; providing free and accessible health checks
  • 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
  • A warm invite to join the National Express Sports and Social Club
  • An opportunity to become a Master Driver

National Express is proud to be a Disability Committed organisation. We therefore welcome applications from disabled candidates. Please let us know in your application if you have any accessibility needs.

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.