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Stagecoach West Scotland Recruitment

Stagecoach West Scotland - Now Hiring Qualified and Trainee Bus Drivers

Stagecoach West Scotland are looking for a variety of job roles across it's bus depots including:

  • Trainee Bus Drivers 
  • Bus Drivers - PCV Licence Holders 
  • Coach Drivers - PCV Licence Holders 
  • Craft Technicians 
  • Shift Mechanics 
  • Head of Engineering 
  • Master Technicians 
  • Electricians 


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. 


The benefits of becoming a Bus Driver 


  • Weekly pay from £11.18 - £11.36 per hour for PCV licence holders driving one of our buses and £12 per hour for our coach drivers in Cumbernauld 
  • Trainee bus drivers earn £10 per hour rising to £11.18 - £11.36 per hour 
  • Get paid to train, meaning you'll be paid to train, we'll even cover the cost of your pre-employment medical 
  • Fair rota's for everyone, we really believe in work life balance 
  • A yearly bonus for good driving standards 
  • Holidays starting at 33 days per year rising to 38 days after five full years service
  • Free travel for you and a companion 
  • Guaranteed 39 hours per week with overtime available 
  • Career development including our Trade Up Scheme 


What you need to become a Bus Driver 

To get started as a bus driver for Stagecoach 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.  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.



How to apply to become a bus driver

If you want to get your career moving apply for one of our Trainee Bus Driver or Qualified Bus Driver roles today, we've opportunities in Ayr, Isle of Arran, Ardrossan, Kilmarnock, Dumfries, Stranraer and Cumbernauld

To apply simply head over to and complete a short questionnaire or if you've got your CV read email it over to us. 

100% Electric Buses


  • 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