Trainee Bus Drivers Required

Grant Palmer Ltd is a £4m bus company serving Bedfordshire. We're locally owned, financially secure and progressive.

We run buses right across Bedfordshire, and are looking for new bus drivers to join the team. You will work a 4 day working week, with a choice of rota including the option of a full week off every 3 weeks, and great opportunities for overtime if you want it.

After your training is complete, a full-time 37 Working full-time over 4 days will give you typical basic earnings of £28,000 per year. With overtime you earn £32,700 (5 day week) or £38,000 (6 day week). The hourly rate is £15.00 per hour.

Sunday working is only ever voluntary, paid at £21.00 per hour.

Total meal breaks above 90 minutes are paid on duty.

Other benefits are 6 weeks paid holiday, free travel scheme, company pension, and a range of wellbeing programmes.

We have now opened up our own Training School and are looking to recruit trainee drivers.

This is a contributory training scheme, but we pay all your training costs up front. Once you're qualified and working with us, you will contribute £75 per month to your training costs, over 3 years. You'll need to sign a contract to repay your training costs if you leave early. If you stay with us, we will repay you £900 at the end of year 4, year 5 and year 6, meaning your training could be totally free.

You would need to have been driving for at least 2 years and be 21+ for insurance purposes. Some commercial driving experience in a van, lorry or small minibus would be a great advantage.

You can apply via our online application form, or complete a paper form and send it to us.  

To download an application form click here