Ashington - Bus Driver

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Ashington - Bus Driver

Professionals, Trainee Programme

Entry date: immediately Job No.: R-014781
  • Arriva Northumbria Limited
  • Ashington
  • Bus Transport
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • Application deadline: Open

Arriva, part of the Deutsche Bahn group, is one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, employing some 60,000 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries every year.  We operate an extensive range of services including buses, trains, health and social transport services, airport related transport services, commuter coaches and water buses. We also engage in bus and coach distribution.Arriva North East employs some 1500 staff and operates a fleet of 480 buses from 7 operating depots in Northumberland, Tyneside, County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire.  

Our offer

Free Bus Travel

Free local bus travel for you and your family (rules and conditions apply).
 

Free Uniform

We'll provide you with a free uniform to look smart on the job.
 

Access to the 'The Village'

Enjoy discounts with major retailers through Arriva's employee benefits portal, The Village.
 

Employee Assistance Programme

A 24 hour helpline to support you through the challenges that life sometimes throws at you.
 

Pension

Helping you save for the future with access to a pension scheme.

Working as a bus driver isn’t just another driving job. To become a professional Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) driver, as well as excellent driving skills, you need to be passionate about customer service, love working with the immense variety of people who live and work in your area and be able to stay calm under pressure.

Don’t worry if you have never driven a bus before – we can train you. We employ professional instructors who have many years’ experience in helping people through the process of learning to drive a bus. Once you have passed your PCV test you will also gain your Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), a nationally recognised qualification.

So you’re equipped with all the skills you need to drive in service, further initial training includes ticket training, customer service training and type training, so you are familiar with different bus types within the business.

Essential requirements for the job are:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age (DVLA Regulations)
  • Passed fit for a PCV medical
  • No more than six points/endorsements on driving licence
  • Have held a car driving licence for a min of 12 months
  • No unspent drink driving convictions

Our offer

Free Bus Travel

Free local bus travel for you and your family (rules and conditions apply).
 

Free Uniform

We'll provide you with a free uniform to look smart on the job.
 

Access to the 'The Village'

Enjoy discounts with major retailers through Arriva's employee benefits portal, The Village.
 

Employee Assistance Programme

A 24 hour helpline to support you through the challenges that life sometimes throws at you.
 

Pension

Helping you save for the future with access to a pension scheme.

Your application

Now you can easily start the application process online.

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High, Jane

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Jane High

Arriva Group is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.