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Apprentice or Qualified Bus Driver in Manchester

Live life in the bus lane! Are you looking for a new challenge? Love meeting new people? Tired of office work and want to get out on the open road? Ever thought about being a bus driver? If you love driving, you are passionate about excellent customer support and can deliver service with a smile, this could be the job for you. We have full time and part time roles available across the UK, with flexible hours to fit around you. We offer great pension benefits, competitive holidays and good rates of pay and conditions. Plus get free bus travel in your local area for yourself and a companion! For many bus driver roles training is provided – so all you need is a driving licence.

What are you going to do:

Fancy being part of the lifeblood of our local community? Bored of the same four walls and want to get out and meet some amazing people across our region? And want to do this with a company which offers you a great salary, fantastic pension, all the training you need (for free!), and a brilliant environment?

As either an Apprentice Bus Driver, or an already Qualified Bus Driver you'll join our team at one of our 6 Manchester based Depots (Ashton, Hyde Road, Middleton, Sharston, Stockport or Wigan).

You’ll make sure that Sarah gets to her university lectures on time. You’ll say hello to James on his way to the hospital to see his new baby boy. You’ll help Vikram get to his first day at his new job.

And you thought being a bus driver was all about driving!

You’ll be so much more than this! You’ll be the face of our business – playing an incredibly important role each and every day safely and comfortably transporting our fantastic customers to work, to the high street, to our cities, towns, and villages, to healthcare and community services, to days away and nights out.

You’ll know some of them by name, and some of them will know you on first name terms too!

And where they don’t, we’re relying on you to give them a fantastic journey to remember with your focus on all things customer. You’ll need to operate the bus safely of course, but we’ll teach you all of that for free in our in-house training school.

If that’s not enough, you’ll be part of an incredible family. We employ over 2300 colleagues in our Greater Manchester region alone, and 25,000 across the UK. You’ll part of one of the UK’s greatest business success stories, driving us forward (sorry about the pun!) to even bigger success.

Aside from the reward of delivering an incredible experience to our customers, there’s plenty more we can offer:

  • 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!
  • We’ll pay for all of your training – as a trainee driver, and no matter at what stage you are in your career, you’ll join our industry trail-blazing bus driver apprentice scheme, where we’ll teach you how to drive a bus. We’ll pass on our expertise so you drive it with as much ease and care as you do your everyday car, and not only will you become a qualified bus driver, you’ll also gain a recognised national qualification in Passenger Transport.
  • A great regular income – paid weekly so it’s never too long between paycheques (not that we pay by cheque – straight into your account every Friday!)
  • Flexibility – we’ve got different shifts available so you can fit work around your existing commitments. We may even be able to accomodate requests for part time working, fitting in around any other commitments you may have.
  • 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!
  • A brilliant working environment – you’re not stuck at a desk, your boss isn’t stood over you. 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 start by driving a bus but want to fly up the ladder? Great! We’ve got plenty of colleagues who started life as a driver but are now Inspectors, Trainers, and Managers within our business. Likewise, you want to focus your career on driving a bus then that’s absolutely fine by us.
  • UK wide opportunities – fancy a move to Devon in a few years but not sure how you’d get a job there? The other half is keen to live in Yorkshire? You decide to go to university in London and want to keep working? We run bus companies across the UK so if you do move from Greater Manchester, rest assured you’ll be okay for employment!

There’s only two things we need:

  1. You’ll need to hold a driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points on it. It will need to be clean if you have held your licence for less than two years.
  2. And you’ll want to deliver a great experience for our customers.

And that’s it…we’ll help you with everything else you’ll need to know!

So if you like the sound of being a professional driver and customer ambassador for Stagecoach click "Apply Now" for our brilliant application experience 

What we offer:

  • Permanent Role
  • Full Training
  • Guaranteed 38 hours per week (or pro-rata if part-time)

What we ask:

  • Reliability
  • Trustworthy
  • Sensible
  • No experience required
  • No minimum education required


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Extra information

Hours: 38,hours On a shift basis Any 5 days in 7, on a shift basis

Qualifications: Driving lIcence with no more than 6 Points Grade C GCSE or Equivalent (Please up load your CV )

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Training rate £8.85 £10.27 after training £12.54 After 12 months depending on depot

Education Level
Working hours per week
Type of Contract
Full Time Jobs
Salary indication
Between £21 and £25 Per Year
Responsible for
Service Delivery / Driving buses in Greater Manchester
Profession Sub-category
Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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