All you need to know about becoming a bus driver

What does being a bus driver involve?

If you love driving and are passionate about customer service, bus driving could be the perfect career choice for you.

Roles and responsibilities of a bus driver:

Key worker – providing a vital service in the local community.

Delivering customers safely to their destination on time.

Providing the highest possible quality of customer service.

Driving efficiently and courteously.

Taking fares and giving tickets.

Providing timetable and route information.

How do I become a bus driver?

If you have a valid PCV licence and up-to-date Driver CPC Qualification then we would love to receive your application to join our team where we will arrange an interview and driving assessment.

If you are thinking of starting your career as a bus driver or possibly looking for a career change, Borders Buses can help you by offering free training up to the value of £2,000*

To become a bus driver, we would support you through the following process:

  1. Obtain the provisional Category D on your Driving Licence (to do this you will need to undertake a medical).

2. Once provisional returned, we will book and pay for your theory test (includes theory, hazard perception and module 2 Drive CPC).

3. Once theory test is passed, we will book and pay for your practical training (includes module 4 Driver CPC) which is five days of practical training with a driving test on the final day.

4. Once practical test is passed, we will support you through further training and and route learning at your local dept with one of our experienced professional drivers.

*terms and conditions apply.

Why should you join our team?

As well as joining a family business with family values, we offer a competitive rate of pay of £10.50 per hour, and an excellent range of benefits including:

What do our staff say?

“I used to be a joiner but I love driving a bus. The ‘banter’ with customers is something I enjoy most about my job.” – Mike Riwa, Galashiels.

“I always liked driving so this is the perfect for me. I really enjoy the interaction with the customers.” – Derek Haworth, St Boswells.

“I love being part of a great team who are very supportive. I used to work in childcare.” – Susan Meldrum, Berwick.

“I worked in Horticulture for 20 years but love the great atmosphere at Borders Buses.” – William McCairney, St Boswells.

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