Bus Driver Apprenticeship – Passenger Transport

Go Ahead London

Job Overview

Go-Ahead London is the leading operator and largest provider of bus passenger travel in London. Applying for the position of an Apprentice Bus Driver could be the start of your journey with a company that grows its business by encouraging and developing those who see this as a genuine career opportunity.

Annual wage – £31,500.00 – £500 bonus upon successful completion of Apprenticeship

Working week – Monday to Sunday, working 5 out of 7 days. Shifts – starting and ending between 04:00 and 02:00 TBC (approximately 8 hours a day) Working week starts on a Saturday – Rest days are not fixed. – Total hours per week: 38.0

Expected duration – 13 Months

Apprenticeship level – Intermediate Level 2 (GCSE)

What you will do in your working day

Initially, you will learn:

  • How to drive a bus around London to a high standard
  • The processes and procedures required to deliver and maintain a reliable service
  • How to, and the importance of ensuring the vehicle you are driving is road worthy by carrying out daily pre-service and regular checks
  • How to provide excellent customer service to passenger

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentices will gain a Level 2 (Intermediate) Passenger Transport Driver – Bus, Coach & Tram qualification upon successful completion of their apprenticeship. As well as a PCV (category D) licence and Driver CPC card
  • Most of the training will be delivered in blocks (where training will be delivered is to be confirmed)
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once the apprentice is fully qualified, there are a range of roles withing the company and wider industry for career progression. Some of these include but are not limited to:

  • Bus Controller
  • Route Controller
  • Mileage Clarks
  • Accident prevention managers
  • Senior Garage Administrators
  • Classroom Tutors

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