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Stagecoach West Scotland Recruitment

West Scotland - Now Hiring PCV Licence Holders, Trainee Bus Drivers & 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 trainee bus drivers, PCV licence holders to mechanical engineers and skilled technicians. 

We are a major employer in the local economy with over 1000 employees, the majority live within the local communities where our bus services operate. 

Stagecoach is the UK's biggest investor in hybrid-electric bus technology, with an investment of more than £1billion in new greener buses over the past decade.  Stagecoach West Scotland's new zero-emissions buses will save around 680 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually and will provide bus riders with a smoother and quieter experience as well as improving air quality. 

We're constantly investing in new greener technology, with a further 15 electric single-decker ADL E200 planned for later in the year.  

Trainee Bus Driver 

To get started you'll need a car driving licence that you've had for at least two years with no more than six penalty points. 

Once you've passed your assessment there are a few steps to go through, including a pre-employment medical (we'll cover the cost), in order that you can obtain your provisional Category D on your driving license.

Our drivers work across different shift patterns including early, middle and late shifts between 5:30am and 1am. 


  • Trainee driver rate £10 per hour with a gradual increase over 12 months to £10.65 per hour 
  • Training provided by inhouse training school, we'll cover the cost of your training and provide you with ongoing mentor support
  • Guaranteed 35 hours per week with overtime available

Simply click on your area below to apply now!

Ayr | Isle of Arran | Ardrossan | Kilmarnock | Dumfries | Stranraer | Cumbernauld

PCV Licence Holders - Bus Drivers 

You're in the driving seat as the face of Stagecoach - playing an incredibly important role each day to safely transport our customers to work, to education, to our cities, towns and villages, to healthcare and communities and days away and nights out on time.  You'll get to know some of your customers by name, learn new things, and become part of a friendly and diverse team. 


  • Qualified bus drivers hourly rate from £10.65 - £10.87, £11.07 for coach drivers operating from Cumbernauld
  • Guaranteed minimum working hours are 35 per week with overtime available 
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 stat days, increasing to 30 days after qualifying period 
  • Free bus travel for you and a household companion 
  • Employee discounts for retail and leisure 

Simply click on your area below to apply now!

Ayr | Isle of Arran | Ardrossan | Kilmarnock | Dumfries | Stranraer | Cumbernauld

100% Electric Buses


Engineering & Mechanics 

Our diverse team of qualified mechanics, engineers, apprentices and skilled tradespeople ensure that the wheels keep moving around West Scotland. 

It's not all garage-based work, you might find yourself out and about dealing with vehicles on the road, so it won't always be the same four walls and thanks to our range of bus types and sizes every day is different. 

You should have a strong understanding of Health and Safety legislation and practices, including an understanding of the standards required by DVSA and the Department of Transport. 

Simply click on your area below to apply now!

Ayr | Isle of Arran | Ardrossan 

Kilmarnock | Dumfries | Stranraer 



Engineering Recruitment

  • 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.

"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