In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.
Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales, please wear a face covering, if you can.
The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page
18 Jan 2017
The good news is you don’t need decades of driving experience to be a bus driver –if you can drive a car, you can drive a bus! All of our bus driver roles include full training, so as long as you’ve had a driving licence for two years (with no bans in the last 5 years and no more than 3 points on your licence) you’ll soon be an expert at driving large vehicles.
Of course they can! Our drivers come from a huge variety of backgrounds, from wedding planning to childcare, to floristry and woodworking. There are transferrable skills from almost every industry, especially retail, customer service and social care.
Great! Having excellent people skills is absolutely vital to being a bus driver, as people are the most important part of the job. You have to be able to give service with a smile, be helpful, considerate and reliable.
Being a bus driver isn’t always easy, but it’s important that you’re calm under pressure. You need to be reliable and responsible, and ensure you put safety first at all times.