Julie loves driving the bus

2 weeks ago Mon 25th Jul 2022

work for us and love driving the bus!

Is it time for you to reevaluate your career?

We've got loads of drivers who started out in different careers and now love driving a bus - like Julie! We asked her (and others) about why they became bus drivers and why they love it - see what she said below.

How long have you been working for Reading Buses?

Three years.

What did you do before?

Specialist teaching assistant.

What hobbies do you do?

I love gardening, walking, being outdoors, cooking, camping - lots of things!

Why did you decide to become a bus driver?

I became a bit disillusioned with education. 

What do you enjoy most about being a bus driver?

I love driving the buses and chatting to the customers! 

What has surprised you most about driving buses?

Just how much I love it.

What are the three best things about being a bus driver?

I think it's the driving itself, being able to chat to customers and making bus driver friends.

Tell me your favourite memory about being a bus driver?

It has to be when a little girl handing me a picture she had drawn whilst on my bus!

If you were trying to convince a friend to become a bus driver, what would you say to them?

It's got a good salary, good hours with opportunity to work more if you want, great laugh, good friends 

What would you say is the main benefit of working for Reading Buses?

The pay/salary.

want to know more about becoming a driver?

We have full and part-time roles available - all you need is a can-do attitude and a clean driving licence. Find out more about the role and how to apply here.