Go-Ahead London

PCV Bus Driver

Job ID
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time
GBP £30,000.00/Yr.

Who are we

New Pay Deal : Earn over £40,000 Plus a £2000 Welcome Sign-up Bonus!



**This vacancy is for existing PCV licence holders ONLY**


If you currently hold a PCV licence, apply now and receive a £2k Sign-up Bonus! (T&Cs apply)


Go-Ahead London is the leading operator and largest provider of bus passenger travel in London operating routes on behalf of TFL. We employ over 6,000 drivers operating approximately 2300 buses, from our 17 depots in South, North and East London.


We are offering excellent rates of pay with service-related increases. Average starting salaries of over £30,000 per annum for drivers starting on our entry grade - rising to over £40,000 per annum, dependant on location.


Not a PCV holder? We are also recruiting for our Trainee Bus Driver Apprenticeship Scheme: Go Ahead London | Apprentice/Trainee Bus Driver in Camberwell | Careers at Camberwell Bus Garage (icims.com)


About you and the role of a Bus Driver

You are applying for the role of Bus Driver for Go-Ahead London. Applying for this position could be the start of a journey within an industry that grows its business by encouraging and developing those who see this as a career opportunity.


Our bus driving vacancies are full-time, part-time days and permanent positions. As buses run 7 days a week, 364 days a year, your work pattern will reflect that. You will be required to work the full range of shifts which will include early mornings, late finishes, working weekends and public holidays. This is also the case when you are in training.


This is a customer facing role where you will be expected to answer customer queries, make announcements over the public address system fitted to our vehicles and deal with a variety of situations as part of your day-to-day role. It is therefore essential that our drivers can communicate effectively and deal with people in a tactful, confident, and professional manner.


As a current PCV (Category D) licence holder, we can offer an extremely competitive package, see below.


Employee Benefits / What we offer

  • If you work for another London bus operator on Transport for London contracted services, we will recognise your current service with that company and place you on a pay rate that reflects that service, subject to you providing your Licence for London (LfL). In addition, those of you who come to us with a LfL, will also receive a holiday entitlement that will reflect that service to!
  • Excellent rates of pay with service-related increases. Average starting salaries of over £30,000 per annum for drivers starting on our entry grade rising to over £40,000 per annum (without Licence for London) dependant on location.
  • Overtime, when available, is paid at enhanced rates
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Travel benefits for you and your partner* on London's Buses, London Underground, Overground, DLR and Tramlink. (*after three months service)
  • Discounts on customer products: Some of our customers generously offer Go-Ahead London colleagues discounts on their products and services such as Currys, Apple, Costa and more through our GALtastic Savings scheme.
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - Go-Ahead London is partnered with Life & Progress to help support employees through work and personal struggles with a 24/7 service. More on EAP can be found here: https://youtu.be/nV2LBV8yg-8


  • Ensuring the safety and comfort of your passengers at all times
  • Engage with our customers in a tactful and professional manner including answering any journey queries
  • Keeping our customers informed/updated by making announcements using the public address system fitted to our vehicles
  • Ensuring that your bus is fit for service at the start of your duty
  • Maintaining the schedule on the route
  • Comply with company rules and regulations


  • UK driving licence (category B) held for a minimum of 6 months
  • Current category D (PCV) entitlement
  • No more than 6 Penalty points on your licence (contact us before applying if you have had a Drink/Drive conviction)
  • Able to meet the DVLA medical standards to hold a PCV (category D Bus / Coach entitlement) licence
  • Numerate and literate and able to communicate both effectively verbally and in writing
  • The right to live/work in the United Kingdom


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