Trainee Bus Drivers

We're looking for friendly, caring and confident people who are passionate about customer service to join our amazing team as bus drivers in and around Reading.  

All you need is a can-do, customer focused attitude and a clean car licence. Our Academy will train you to help you get your PCV licence (if you don't already have a license to drive a bus) and your professional development will continue throughout your employment. It really is similar to driving a car, just a bit bigger! We'll help you go from having never driven a bus to passing your test, so you can help people get around Reading with a smile.

We offer competitive rates of pay – After successful training drivers would join our starter rota (we call it the midi-bus rota) where the basic salary is around £26,000.

During the 5-6 week training period the pay is around £410 per week rising to a basic £480 per week when you move to the midi-bus rota. Overtime is often available if you want to earn more!

Other great benefits include a performance bonus, a pension scheme, generous holiday, free travel on Reading Buses, a smart uniform, access to high street discounts and the opportunity to work for an award-winning bus company!

How to apply

For more information, call us on 0118 959 4000 or email [email protected] 

Reading Buses is an equal opportunity employer and we would love to hear from you. 


Come and be a star at Reading Buses!