Apprentice Bus Driver Level 2 - Halifax First Bus

Welcome to a brand-new way to start a professional driving career – and earn a good salary and great benefits from day one. You’ll earn exactly the same wage as a regular trainee driver and move straight up to the same qualified rate when you pass your bus licence test. You won’t just learn to drive a bus. You will gain much more.

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

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,837.40

    Wages 11.35 per hour from the start of the apprenticeship, no trainee wage.

  • Working week

    37 hours per week. Shifts on a rota basis, to be confirmed at offer stage.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000220598

  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

We’re excited to be launching our first ever, First Bus driver apprenticeship. It is open to UK car licence holders aged 18 upwards (due to insurance reasons) – with no upper age limit.

What this apprenticeship offers is lots of extra training and support in your first year with us.

  • How to drive a bus around 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 passengers

Your salary goes further on a First Bus apprenticeship, thanks to the generous benefits package. [Need to clarify any benefits available after a certain time period.]

•First Xclusives discount scheme: You and your family & friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on high street & leisure brands such as: Currys, ASOS, B&Q, Boots, Expedia, Nike, and H&M.

•Free travel on our buses for you and your family (a great saving to share with them).

•£6 all-day train travel for you and your family on Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Avanti, Trans Pennine Express, Hull Trains.

•Free onsite parking + cycle to work scheme.

•Up to 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays.

•Pension scheme and chance to buy discounted First Group shares.

Ready to start your journey? Please apply now. We look forward to receiving your application.

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. First Bus 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 will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Passenger Transport apprenticeship standard, which includes:

• Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
• Level 2 Diploma for the Passenger Transport Driver
• Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This will be delivered through First Bus‘s dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is a rewarding lifelong career beyond the pay and benefits..


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

You will need to live within 60 minutes travel time of the depot, with the flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including early mornings, evenings and weekends. Public transport serves everyone, whatever their differences. At First Bus, we want to be an employer open to you, no matter what your differences are. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation because diverse backgrounds, thinking and experiences bring so many benefits to our customers, communities and people. We welcome applications from all.

About the employer

First Bus is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. Your local First Bus company is connecting your community; helping people get to work, to education, attend appointments, go shopping or just go out for fun. And we want to be a service you can depend on. We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion and improving customer experience.

Employer

First Bus

Address

Skircoat Road

Halifax

HX1 2RF

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Training

Training provider

REALISE LEARNING AND EMPLOYMENT LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Passenger transport driver - bus and coach or tram

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply follow this link to the company website https://careers.firstbus.co.uk/jobs/vacancy/apprentice-bus-driver-0579-halifax---skircoat-road/597/description/

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Feb 2024