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: 01 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £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

  • Date posted

    08 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    100 available

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.

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 Merton Bus Garage

18 Merton High Street


SW19 1DN




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Training provider


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 fast tract your application please select 'Find an apprenticeship website' when asked 'How did you hear about the job?'

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Sep 2024