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Trainee Bus Driver

Trainee Bus Drivers (Slough or Bracknell)

Do you believe in outstanding customer service?

 

Being a Bus Driver for Courtney Buses is about much more than driving a bus!

The key to success is your excellent customer skills; it is about making a difference to someone’s day by offering them a friendly smile and a helpful approach.

Our Company is all about people and that means looking after our customers and our staff. We think we have gone a long way to dispel the myth of the bus driver as a grumpy old man. Our fantastic drivers include women as well as men, all from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience. The one common factor we look for is a friendly and positive attitude.

We are a friendly company and we want all of our staff to enjoy their work. We offer an excellent remuneration package, free uniform and free travel and a Company pension scheme. Our staff are treated fairly and with respect. We have an open style of management and believe that good communication is really important.

We value all of our staff and the contribution that they make to the success of the business. Our drivers are our first point of contact with our customers and we want to deliver a high standard of customer service.

Courtney Buses is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is for our applicants to reflect the ethnic and gender balance of our local community.

We are looking for people with the right attitude, the right personality and the right approach – we can teach you how to drive a bus! If you join us we will provide you with all the training you need to help you become an ambassador for Courtney Buses.

 

THE JOB

**The most important quality you will need is to be friendly and helpful; to have good communication skills and to enjoy working with people.

**Every day you will meet hundreds of people. Most of the interactions will be simple and straightforward but sometimes you will need to use your initiative to resolve problems and make decisions. Sometimes your customers will need that extra bit of attention and care and we think it is important to make travelling by bus easy for everyone. That’s why we train you to think about all of your customers’ needs.

** Once you have finished your initial training you will be accompanied by a Driver Mentor for the first week while you build your confidence.

** As well as friendly, helpful staff with excellent driving ability, Courtney Buses reputation is built on reliability. This means that our drivers all need to be reliable and punctual in attending work so that we can get the service out to our customers.

 

THE SELECTION PROCESS

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be asked to attend one of our recruitment days. This involves an interview, a driving assessment and a theory test. You will also need to pass a PCV medical and have satisfactory references.

 

Position: Trainee PCV Driver

Hours: Average approximately 40 hours per week while initially training, rising to between

46 - 48 hours per week when qualified.

Salary: £9.50 per hour while training, rising to an annual salary of £27,000 for the first year of employment and further rising to over £28,000 one calendar year after your initial start date.

 

UNIFORM

A uniform will be provided once you have completed your initial training. If you do not pass your 6 month probation period you are required to hand back your uniform. Failure to do so will result in deduction of your wages for the value of your uniform.

 

HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT

Full Time employees are entitled to 28 days holiday (20 days plus 8 Bank Holidays).  Holiday pay will be accrued on the hours you work. This rises to 25 days with length of service.

 

 

To apply, please download and send in your completed application form here

You can email it to [email protected] or post to Nick West - Staff Manager, Courtney Buses, Coldborough House, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1JG 

Any questions please don't hesitate to contact Nick West on 0118 467 6411.