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Bus or Coach Driver

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Bus and coach drivers pick up passengers and drop them off at bus stops along a set route. Some drivers will take passengers directly from one destination to another. 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 around £9 an hour. With experience, this can rise to £13.00 an hour.

Conditions

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Getting In

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
10853
1.3 %
FALL
2024
10719
  United Kingdom
2019
122478
0.3 %
RISE
2024
122817

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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).

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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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