Arriva London Bus Driver


Trainee Driver - North London - Apply Now PCV Holder - North London - Apply Now
Trainee Driver - South London - Apply Now PCV Holder - South London - Apply Now
Trainee Driver - Dartford - Apply Now PCV Holder - Dartford - Apply Now
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As a bus driver you are the key to Arriva's success. You are not just driving from A to B, you are the face of our company whose dedication and professionalism ensures that we provide a quality customer experience to every passenger. From day one, our industry leading training means you have the tools to deliver a safe, comfortable journey, and the great customer service our passengers expect from us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 364 days a year.

We are currently looking for talented people with great people skills to become bus drivers. If you have a licence to drive a car we can teach you to drive a bus.

We are also looking for experienced PCV drivers to join our team. If you hold a current PCV licence, depending on experience, average earnings start from £25,000pa (not including overtime).

For applicants with no direct bus driving experience all you need is:

  • a full driving licence with the right to drive in the UK
  • one year's (car) driving experience
  • no more than 6 points on your licence
  • no unspent criminal convictions

You should be:

  • a confident person with good customer service skills who enjoys working and dealing with people
  • an excellent driver - you must drive regularly in varied environments and at different times of the day
  • enthusiastic and flexible in your approach to work
  • be prepared to work on a shift pattern

What we offer you

  • Industry leading training with pay
  • Free travel on the TfL network for you and one other person that lives with you
  • Free UK travel on Arriva buses
  • Membership of the Arriva Employee rewards scheme worth £1200 a year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Membership of Employer Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Great career opportunities
  • Average earnings once trained £440pw (not including overtime)

Arriva London operates from 15 garages across London:

Ash Grove, Barking, Brixton, Clapton, Croydon, Dartford, Edmonton, Enfield, Grays, Norwood, Palmers Green, Stamford Hill, Thornton Heath, Tottenham, and Wood Green.

Please click here for full details on each garage.

Due to health & safety requirements, there is a weight limit of 20 stone.

Trainee Driver - North London - Apply Now PCV Holder - North London - Apply Now
Trainee Driver - South London - Apply Now PCV Holder - South London - Apply Now
Trainee Driver - Dartford - Apply Now PCV Holder - Dartford - Apply Now
Trainee Driver - Grays - Apply Now PCV Holder - Grays - Apply Now

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Tags:   Careers
Published : Wed 4th Jun. 2014
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