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Go Ahead

Bus Driver Apprenticeship

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

Job type:
per year
38 per week
May 17, 2024
September 1, 2024

Job description:

What you will do in your working day

Initially, you will:

  • 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
  • Provide excellent customer service to passenger

The training you will be getting

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once the apprentice is fully qualified, there are a range of roles within 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Non judgemental, Patience, Friendly, Willing to learn, Enjoy driving, Enjoy meeting people, Good communicator, Good timekeeping


GCSE or equivalent English / Maths (Grade Level 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

You will need to be 18yrs or over to apply, must have held a full car (category B) driving licence for at least 6 months, and have no more than 6 penalty points. We have 17 locations across London.


  • Annual wage: £31,500.00
  • £500 bonus upon successful completion of Apprenticeship
  • Working week: Monday - Sunday, working 5 out of 7 days. Shifts - starting and ending between 4.00am and 2.00pm - to be confirmed (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
  • Possible start date: 10 Sep 2024
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

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