10/01/2019 Interserve Ecclesfield S35 9WY

Apprentice Bus Driver

  • Sector: motor vehicle
  • Location: Ecclesfield
  • Salary: 18,000 - 21,000
  • Level: 2
Apprentice Bus Driver

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Apprenticeship summary

We’re looking for enthusiastic, helpful and customer focused people to join leading bus company Stagecoach and benefit from a rewarding career with a bus driver apprenticeship. You could join the Stagecoach family in South Yorkshire and become part of an awesome team.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Interacting with customers and making sure they enjoy a safe, pleasant and comfortable journey
  • Ensuring the vehicle is driven safely at all times to the high company standards
  • Issuing tickets and collecting fares

Full, paid training will be provided, including:

  • Training to obtain a PCV licence
  • Passenger Transport Operations Services – Bus Driver Level 2 Standard
  • Vehicle and route familiarisation
  • Ticket machine and ticket type training
  • Introduction to company/depot systems, procedures and policies
  • Periodic work related training throughout your career

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous customer service experience would be a distinct advantage
  • A basic knowledge of Health and Safety regulations would also be an advantage
  • The abilty to converse with people from different backgrounds

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Friendly and courteous manner
  • Calm under pressure
  • Dedicated
  • Respectful
  • Personable

Desired qualifications

  • You must have a Full UK Driving licence and a positive attitude
  • In addition to the above, candidates must have achieved GCSE grades A-D in Maths and English

Future prospects

The role is intended as the successful applicant’s first step into a career with Stagecoach, with progression very much available.

Things to consider

Essential criteria :

  • Full clean license for those holding the license less than 2 years
  • 6 or less penalty points on driving license
  • Must not have had a driving ban in the last 5 years
  • No live criminal convictions that are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
  • Must not be involved in any proceedings which may lead to a criminal conviction
  • Must weigh less than 18 stone (114kg)

About the employer

Stagecoach is the largest sustainable bus operator in the UK and serves over 100 communities in towns and cities in the UK.

  • 3 million passengers every day
  • 2,200 routes operated every day
  • 699 million journeys a year
  • 7,200 buses and coaches
  • 20,000 employees
  • 100 major UK bus depots
  • 88% customer satisfaction
  • 99.5% reliability
  • A five year sustainability strategy to 30 April 2020.

Employer

Stagecoach Yorkshire

Training provider

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer, Stagecoach. Stagecoach will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning 20% will be incorporated as part of your working day.

If successful, you will complete a Passenger Transport Driver apprenticeship programme delivered through Stagecoach’s dedicated training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment.

Qualifications will include:

  • Level 2 qualification in Passenger Transport Operations Services
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Apprenticeship standard

Passenger Transport Driver – bus, coach and rail

Training provider

ESG (SKILLS) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment

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