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Stagecoach West Scotland Recruitment

Stagecoach West Scotland - Now Recruiting Bus Drivers and Engineers

At Stagecoach West Scotland, we’re recruiting across each of our bus depots in Ayr, Kilmarnock, Arran, Ardrossan, Dumfries, Stranraer and Cumbernauld for a variety of roles from bus drivers to mechanical engineers and skilled technicians. 

Fiona Doherty, Stagecoach West Scotland Managing Director



"We'd love to hear from anyone who wants to join our great team and continue to provide connections within our communities.  We offer free training and flexible working alongside a range of benefits, please get in touch to find out more."

- Fiona Doherty, Managing Director at Stagecoach West Scotland






Keep scrolling to discover the latest job opportunities near you

  • Job Security
    We’ve been on the road since 1980, turning over £1.3bn and we’re not planning on putting the breaks on anytime soon!
  • Free Travel
    For you and a household companion onboard all Stagecoach bus services and Calmac ferries.  That means on your days off you can travel for free for shopping, day trips or visiting family and friends.
  • Flexibility
    If you’re looking for part time or full time hours we’ve got different shifts available to work around your existing commitments.
  • Promotions
    Want to move up the ladder? Great! There’s plenty of success stories from colleagues who have started life as bus drivers or apprentices and are now inspectors, trainers, managers and even directors.
  • Freedom
    When you’re out and about as a bus driver, your trusted to look after our customers and enjoy yourself at the same time.

Becoming a Stagecoach Bus Driver


The last year has shown us that being a bus driver is so much more than just driving, it's being the lifeblood of your community where people rely on you to get their day started and to get them home again. 

Maybe you're bored of the same four walls and want to get out and meet some amazing people across West Scotland.  By joining the Stagecoach family, you'll become the face of our business - playing an important role, safely transporting our customers to work, to education, to shops, to healthcare, on days and nights out and to community services. 

Whithorn Primary and Stagecoach Vintage Bus

 "The smile on the kids' faces when I way or when they say "hi" and get a reply is all the recognition I need to know I'm doing a great job",

"I love the freedom of not being stuck in an office behind the same four walls, my son is proud that his Mum drives a bus".

"I would encourage anyone who doubts they could be a bus driver to give it a try, you can achieve anything you put your mind to".


Stagecoach West Scotland Bus Drivers 







  • Qualified bus drivers hourly rate from £10.65 - £10.87 
  • Guaranteed minimum working hours are 35 per week 
  • 5 weeks annual holidays increasing to 6 weeks after 5 years service plus 8 public holidays
  • Free bus travel for you and a household companion 
  • Employee discounts for retail and leisure 

We have qualified bus driver roles across each of our bus depots at Stagecoach West Scotland, to apply to your nearest depot just click on the location links below.

Apply to be a bus driver in Ayr

Apply to be a bus driver in Arran 

Apply to be a bus driver in Ardrossan 

Apply to be a bus driver in Kilmarnock 

Apply to be a bus driver in Stranraer 

Apply to be a bus driver in Dumfries

Apply to be a bus driver in Cumbernauld and Glasgow


Stagecoach Engineering 


We've got fantastic opportunities for qualified mechanics, technicians, engineers and electricians across our depots.  You'll support our team of Fleet Engineers with maintenance and repair for over 300 award winning buses and coaches, including the latest in electric passenger vehicle technology. 

Don't worry if you aren't trained in the most up to date equipment, we can provide you with all the necessary training to support you in your day to day tasks. 

Ideally we're looking for people who are qualified PCV/HGV mechanics however we'll also consider light goods engineers. 

A full UK driving licence is preferred but not essential. 

Stagecoach Engineering 


  • Competitive salary
  • Joining bonus of £1500 paid in instalments* 
  • 5 weeks annual holidays increasing to 6 weeks after 5 years service plus 8 public holidays
  • Free bus travel for you and a household companion 
  • Employee discounts for retail and leisure 

*Joining bonus is dependant on job role and location, payments of £500 will be paid in instalments over a probationary period.

Electrician - Cumbernauld  

Shift Mechanic - Cumbernauld 

Vehicle Technician - Cumbernauld 

Mechanic - Kilmarnock 

Vehicle Technician - Kilmarnock 

Vehicle Technician - Ayr 

Vehicle Technician - Ardrossan