Trainee Bus Driver

Go North East is looking for bus drivers.

Correction, we’re looking for ELITE bus drivers. The best of the best. Ready to grab life by the gear stick and take the helm of some of Newcastle’s finest four-wheeled chariots? 

You’ve come to the right place. 

We’re looking for drivers in the North East. And you don’t need any experience to take the wheel. Just a thirst for unbeatable training, supreme rewards, and a fantastic salary. 

Think you fit the bill? Read on…

What will I earn?

Starting at £12.23 per hour after a short training period, your pay rises to £14.27 after your first year or immediately if you're an existing licence holder, almost £29,000 per year.

Where will I be based?

Join our team of 2,000 staff across Gateshead, Sunderland, Washington, North Tyneside, Hexham, and Consett. We will try our best to accommodate your preferred location, or somewhere close by.

Other benefits... 

From free and discounted travel to five weeks of holiday, sick pay, pension scheme, and shopping discounts, we offer benefits beyond your paycheck. Plus, catch our early morning and late-night shuttle buses for a hassle-free commute.

Full training is paid for by Go North East, and our driver academy will help and support you through your bus driving test which is held at our depot in Gateshead. We also provide you with a uniform and footwear as well as ongoing professional competence and refresher training.

Do I need to have a bus driving licence to apply? 

Our award-winning Elite Training Academy provides comprehensive training free of charge. With just a car licence of 6 months, you can start your journey with us.

We'll teach you how to drive a bus and put you through your bus driving test, whilst also covering accessibility and customer services training. Ongoing training will also be provided.

Have you got what it takes? Join us en route to awesome today!