Everything you need to know to become part of Go-Ahead London.
All applications must be submitted online via the Go‑Ahead London careers webpage. We do not accept paper applications.
You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to hold a bus driving licence and meet our minimum employment criteria (detailed in the application process).
Yes, a number of medical conditions may preclude you from holding a bus driving licence. For example, the eyesight requirements to drive a bus are more stringent than for a car licence. If in doubt about your medical fitness please see our medical requirements.
You will receive a confirmation email stating that your application has been received.
We endeavour to respond to all applicants. If your application is successful, we will invite you along for an assessment day. You will be contacted by email and telephone to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. Please ensure that when completing your application, you have given correct contact details to enable us to contact you.
No, but you do need to hold a UK car driving licence for a minimum of two years and have no more than 6 penalty points. Suitable candidates will be given full training to pass the tests required to gain the bus driving entitlement (category D).
Your initial licence acquisition training will last approximately 7-8 weeks. Our driver training programme is part of a “Level 2 Passenger Transport Driver – Bus” apprenticeship programme. The apprenticeship programme lasts for a minimum of 12 months and includes your licence acquisition training and subsequent on and off the job training to successfully complete the apprenticeship programme.
Yes, you will be paid the London Living Wage rate whilst undertaking your licence acquisition training. Once your initial training is complete, you will receive the hourly rate appropriate to the location you are based.
We will consider your home address and where we have vacancies to determine your home garage. Please bear in mind that we have no/limited parking at our garages; you must therefore be prepared to commute to work by public transport at all times of the day and night. You should also consider the time your commute may take given that you need to have sufficient rest periods and manage your work/life balance. Bus driving requires a high level of concentration it is therefore vital that you remain alert and focused at all times whilst driving to help ensure the safety of both you and your passengers.
This role does require shift work and is a full time, permanent position. You will be expected to do the full range of shifts which includes working weekends and public holidays if and when required. Your shift times will change on a weekly basis so one week you may start early (as early as 04.00) whilst the next week you may do a later shift that starts in the afternoon and finishes at 01.30 in the morning. We cannot offer specific start/finish times.