Pick a new career

Searching for a new direction? Check out the opportunities available at Stagecoach South East.  From driving to engineering or providing admin support, the world of buses is waiting for you! It's an exciting but challenging time for the bus sector as we begin to rebuild our business after the Covid pandemic. Come on a journey with us and find out what our colleagues get from their careers at Stagecoach.


Who are we?

Stagecoach South East is proud to serve the communities of Kent and East Sussex. As one of the biggest commercial employers in the region, we play a key role in the local economy - connecting people in their everyday lives across a vibrant network of urban and rural bus routes. Our Head Office is in Canterbury with local depots at Herne Bay, Thanet, Dover, Folkestone, Ashford, Hastings and Eastbourne.


What do we do?

We put people at the heart of our business. Our five year plan to become the transport provider of choice in the South East is based on a culture of empowering our people and working in a spirit of partnership with stakeholders from across the communities we serve. Whilst most of our bus network is commercially operated, we supply some contracted services for local councils.


Take your career up a gear

Would you like to learn new skills? You will have a job for life working within the engineering team.

Why not take a look at what our engineers have to say about the job and how it is to help keep us on the road?

We have an award-winning apprenticeship scheme for those just starting out in engineering and also hire experienced engineers.



What do we need from you?


  • NVQ Level 3 Engineering in HGV or PSV
  • Must have held a car licence for at least one year with no more than a maximum of six penalty points


  • PCV license and CPC training are an advantage but not essential (opportunities to gain free driving qualifications through the company)
  • PCV experience and/or HGV experience


The benefits of working as an engineer for Stagecoach South East:

  • Flexible working hours – you’ll be working a combination of early and late shifts
  • Free travel – for you and your companion on our buses. That means on your days off (of which there are plenty!) you can be off shopping without worrying about parking the car, or heading off for a day in the city without paying a fortune in petrol!
  • Job security – we’ve been going since 1980, we turnover £1.3bn per year, and we’re not planning on hanging our boots up anytime soon!
  • Promotions – Want to fly up the ladder? Great! We’ve got plenty of colleagues who started life as an engineer but are now workshop supervisors and managers within our business
  • Annual health screening
  • Paid sick leave (70% of basic pay after qualifying period)
  • Company workwear and safety equipment provided
  • Typical annualised earnings in excess of £50,000 with overtime subject to skills, qualifications and experience

Live life in the bus lane

Do you love driving? Are you fed-up of being behind a desk every day? Then becoming a bus driver with Stagecoach South East could be the career for you!

Check out the video to hear what our bus drivers have to say about what it is like to be a bus driver. From the sights and sounds of the community you serve to the friends you’ll make along the way. There’s so much more to being a bus driver than you might think. 

We hire trainees through to the qualified PCV drivers. Check out our recruitment pathway guide to find your path with Stagecoach South East.

Recruitment Pathway


The benefits of working as a bus driver for Stagecoach South East:

  • Guaranteed hours – you’ll receive a minimum contract of 39 hours
  • Free travel – for you and your companion on our buses.
  • Job security – we’ve been going since 1980, we turnover £1.3bn per year, and we’re not planning on hanging our boots up anytime soon!
  • A great regular income – paid weekly so it’s never too long between pay cheques (not that we pay by cheque – straight into your account every Friday!)
  • Brilliant working environment – You’re out and about, trusted to look after our customers and enjoy yourself at the same time. It’s just like being your own boss in fact!
  • Promotions – Want to fly up the ladder? Great! We’ve got plenty of colleagues who started life as a driver but are now Supervisors, Trainers and Managers.


    What do we need from you?

    • Passion for delivering a great customer experience.
    • A desire to serve your community
    • A driving licence, with no more than a maximum of 6 points and no driving bans within the last 5 years