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Paid bus driver training with Transport UK London Bus

Earn £13.15 per hour while you train and £15.65 per hour once qualified

Trainee Bus Driver Jobs

The big red bus is the iconic symbol of London. Have you ever dreamt of driving one? Well now you can!

All you need to join our fast track training is a driving licence, alongside at least 6 months city driving experience. In just 4-6 weeks, you can go from bus dreamer to bus driver.

If you love making an impact on people’s lives every day and want to be at the centre of the community, then we would love you to join us as a trainee driver. We cannot wait for you to become part of our inclusive and diverse team, where everyone’s contribution is valued. We will support you to succeed and will give you access to industry leading training at every step of your career with us.

Once you become part of Transport UK, you will have access to lots of benefits on top of your salary, including access to our contributory pension scheme and free travel on all TfL routes for you and a friend or family member.

Great employee benefits

When you join Transport UK London Bus you get access to these great benefits and more

  • Free travel on all TfL routes for you and a friend or family member 
  • Discounts from high street shops 
  • Access to our contributory pension scheme with life insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Free help from our employee assistance programme 
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Frequently asked questions

Our Fastrack training usually takes between 4-6 weeks with our training team, we'll support you all the way through, and you will be paid while you train.

Yes training is fully paid. You will be paid £13.15 per hour throughout your training. You'll earn £15.65 per hour once you've qualified - rising to £18.72 per hour after two years.

You'll earn £15.65 per hour once you've qualified - this will rise to £18.72 per hour minimum after two years in service

An experienced driver earns a minimum of £18.72 per hour *subject to Licence for London . Once you have had two full years in service as a bus driver you are considered an experienced driver at Transport UK London Bus

You have to be at least 18 years old to become a trainee driver at Transport UK London Bus.

You'll need a full UK driving licence (category B) with at least 6 month's experience driving in the UK. You must have no more than six penalty points, and have not committed any drink driving offences in the last five years.

Some medical conditions mean that you can't have a bus driving licence. Get in touch with us at careers@transportukbus.com and we can advise you.

You will receive an email that confirms we have received your application.  If your application has been successful we will contact you by email and telephone to arrange an assessment.

At either our Battersea or Walworth depot you will have a quick interview, medical assessment, drug and alcohol test and complete relevant paperwork. 

Most of our training courses take place at our central London Battersea depot, but some of our training takes place in West London.

If you have any questions please contact our careers team at careers@transportukbus.com

Join our team

We are proud to be an inclusive and diverse employer, and we're very proud that over one-third of our operational team are women.

Our vision and values are designed to support our people, whatever their life experiences, and the communities we serve. Our teams have access to training delivered by our award-winning training team and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

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