Bus Driver Apprenticeship - Passenger Transport Go-Ahead London

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.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £500 bonus upon successful completion of Apprenticeship

  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday, working 5 out of 7 days. Shifts - starting and ending between 4:00am and 2:00pm 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

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    100 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Initially, you will:

  • Drive a bus around London to a high standard.
  • Learn the processes and procedures required to deliver and maintain a reliable service.
  • Ensure the vehicle you are driving is roadworthy by carrying out daily pre-service and regular checks. 
  • Provide excellent customer service to passengers'.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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. 

Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end point assessment.

Most of the training will be delivered in blocks. 

What is the expected career progression after this 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

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.

About the employer

Go-Ahead London (also known as London General Transport Service Limited) is the largest bus company in the capital, operating routes on behalf of TfL. We employ over 6,000 drivers operating approximately 2300 buses, from our 17 depots in South, North and East London. Our workforce rightly reflects the communities we serve.


Go-Ahead London


Go-Ahead London Henley Road Bus Garage

Standard Industrial Estate, 5 Henley Road


E16 2EJ




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Passenger transport driver - bus, coach and tram

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today