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Coventry, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
4 days ago

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Job Description

NEW BONUS SCHEME AVAILABLE IN OCTOBERWe are now offering successful applicants in October, up to £2,500* joining bonus. Join us on our journey...

We have fantastic opportunities at our key locations across the West Midlands (including Birmingham Central, Acocks Green, Yardley Wood, Perry Barr, Pensnett and West Bromwich) for individuals interested in becoming a National Express Bus Driver.

As a Bus Driver, you will be connecting our customers and being part of providing 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 Bus Driver may be the right job for you. (We also offer training to those interested without a PCV licence)

In addition to our training programme, you will also be eligible to up to £2,500 joining bonus available. £1,000 once you join at Garage and £1,500 after 12 months.

We have fantastic opportunities for individuals interested in joining our family. Our Bus Driver Academy will help you maintain and gain new skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a National Express Bus Driver. Experienced National Express PCV instructors will guide you through your career, providing support, training and development to help you reach your potential.

Our extensive training and development offerings include:

  • CPC training and continuous training to ensure you keep your hard earned qualifications
  • Free medicals as well as being paid for your time to undertake necessary medicals for CPC renewal
  • 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, disability awareness and much more
  • Endless opportunities for progression within the business including our award winning Master Driver Programme (including free IAM membership)!

By joining our Coventry garage you will learn from one of our many Master Drivers and Driver Training Assessors. As a Bus Driver you will be supported in all parts of the job, preparing you to start your new challenge with National Express. You will learn all necessary driving rules and regulations, health and safety elements of the Bus Driver role as well as how to provide outstanding customer service to our passengers.

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

  • *Up to £2,500 joining bonus available. £1,000 once you join at Garage and £1,500 after 12 months
  • Paid training at £9.50 per hour, rising to £10.66 once qualified, £11.92 after 2 years of service, £13.46 after 5 years of service.
  • Guaranteed 38 hours of work per week (overtime available)
  • Free Bus travel for you and your partner as well as free nationwide National Express coach travel for you, and 50% off for up to 4 family members!
  • Free uniform provided for your role including safety shoes
  • Great company pension with life assurance included
  • Over 4 weeks holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays (21 days rising to 22 after 5 years’ service)
  • Variety of shifts with various working hours
  • A variety of deals and discounts via NX online portal including travel, days out, cinema, mobile, car and many more
  • Access to our award winning Health Buzz; providing free and accessible health checks to fit around your schedule
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • The opportunity to join sports and social clubs as well as discounted gym membership at over 3,000 gyms across the UK
  • To reward you for your dedication, we offer fantastic long service awards at key milestones

To apply for this role you will need to hold a full PCV Licence with no more than 6 penalty points or driving bans. An up to date CPC (driver qualification card) qualification would be a benefit. We're looking for drivers who enjoy working with people to provide excellent customer care!

*Terms and Conditions apply

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!


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