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Bus or Coach Driver

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Bus drivers drive buses and coaches, picking up passengers and dropping them off at bus stops along a set route. They drive short distances in towns and cities, longer distances on intercity or country routes and may take passengers abroad if they work for holiday companies.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Trainees working towards the PCV licence may earn between £7.50 and £9.00 per hour. With experience, this can rise to between £10.00 and £13.00 an hour.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

You can get more information about the Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence and the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
Tel: 0300 200 1122
Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency

The DVSA replaced the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in April 2014. Its aim is to promote road safety through improving driving standards, testing drivers, motorcyclists and driving instructors, maintaining the registers of Approved Driving Instructors and Large Goods Vehicle Instructors and supervising training for learner motorcyclists.

GOV.UK - Become a lorry or bus driver
Website: https://www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver

The UK Government guide on how to become qualified as a lorry, bus or coach driver.

People 1st - Careers That Move
Website: http://www.careersthatmove.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.people1st.co.uk/
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Careers That Move is in association with People 1st and the UKSP. It is the careers website for passenger transport and travel.

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