Fancy being a bus driver? Go North East is hiring, and this is how you can apply

Go North East is looking to hire bus drivers, and no experience is necessary.
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The bus company wants to recruit people who hold a valid car driving licence and can be relied upon to ensure that services operate, whatever the weather.

The transport firm has depots across the North East, with bus drivers based at the likes of Sunderland, Washington, Chester-le-Street and Peterlee.

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And applicants don’t even need to have experience of driving buses or a bus licence, as Go North East will provide training to help them get their licence.

However those who already have a PCV licence are also being encouraged to apply.

Go North is also promising those who are successful job security and the opportunity to get paid while they learn

So what are they looking for?

Candidates must have great customer services skills and be a team player.

Go North East are looking to hire bus drivers.Go North East are looking to hire bus drivers.
Go North East are looking to hire bus drivers.
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A good grasp of basic English and maths is essential as drivers will be dealing with passengers on a daily basis. A knowledge of the local area is also helpful.

Applicants will need to look professional and be willing to work shifts.

What are the key responsibilities?

Providing the cheerful and friendly face of the company, greeting customers courteously and treating everyone with respect and dignity.

Driving company vehicles carefully and safely, complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and company procedures.

Advising passengers of fares, taking payment via cash, contactless or valid tickets and passes, and accounting for fares processed.

What are pay and benefits like?

Once drivers are fully trained they will earn a basic rate of £18,300 rising to £22,500, plus opportunities for overtime. You will get paid a training rate whilst training.

Drivers will get free travel benefits and travel discounts for their family.

Free uniform is provided and renewed each year.

Drivers will also be a part of the pension scheme with contributions from Go North East.

A free eye test is also provided.

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