New Pay Deal: Earn Over £30,000 In Your First Year!
**This vacancy is for NON PCV licence holders ONLY**
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 annual service-related increases. Starting salaries £30,000 per annum for drivers starting on our entry grade rising to over £40,000 per annum (excluding overtime). Annual grade changes up to 5 years (which is our top rate of pay).
About you and the role of an Apprentice Bus Driver
You are applying for the role of Apprentice Bus Driver for Go-Ahead. Applying for the position of an Apprentice Bus Driver could be the start of a journey within an industry that grows its business by encouraging and developing those who see this as a genuine career opportunity.
You will be enrolled on to our apprenticeship programme which is called “Passenger Transport Driver - Bus, Coach & Tram (Level 2)". The apprenticeship programme lasts for 53 weeks, during which time you will receive additional training over and above the initial licence acquisition training to pass the PCV tests. Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship programme you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which is equivalent to 5 good GCSE's.
This is a full time, permanent position. 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 an Apprentice Bus Driver, you will need to be numerate and literate; applicants will need to demonstrate these skills by passing a Level 1 functional skills assessment as part of the initial recruitment process.
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