Trainee Private Hire Coach Driver - West Midlands

Job Description

We have fantastic opportunities in Birmingham at our Aston depo for individuals interested in becoming a fully qualified Coach Driver, connecting our customers and being part of providing fantastic customer service that National Express is known for.

As a Private Hire Coach Driver with National Express you will be providing transport services for day trips, tours and excursions, sports events and corporate shuttle work, along with school trips and private events.

As part of our commitment to you, you will benefit from fully paid training paid at £9.90 per hour and increased to £12.50 per hour once qualified! Our drivers will also benefit from a guaranteed 40 hour contract with no unpaid breaks!

Whether you are at the beginning of your career, looking for a different line of work or simply searching for a new challenge, becoming a National Express Coach Driver may be the right job for you.

What you'll need...

  • A valid UK car licence (Category B)
  • An ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • A flexible approach to the role, fulfilling a variable shift pattern across the working week

Our Driver Academy will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a full PCV licence holder. Experienced National Express PCV instructors will guide you through the whole process including the driving theory and driving practical exams.

Our extensive training and development programmes include:

  • Full PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) training worth over £3,000 providing you with a qualification for life!
  • Guidance whilst passing all modules of the PCV licence acquisition
  • CPC training and continuous training to ensure you keep your hard earned qualifications
  • Extensive route learning and vehicle familiarisation before you hit the road for the first time
  • Company specific training such as ticket machines, processes, systems, defensive driving techniques and much more
  • Endless opportunities for progression within the business including our award winning Master Driver Programme![1] 

What we offer in return for your hard work and commitment:

  • Paid training at £9.90 per hour, rising to £12.50 once qualified
  • Guaranteed 40 hours of work per week with overtime available
  • Free nationwide National Express coach travel for you and a partner, plus 50% off for up to 4 family members!
  • Great company pension with Life Assurance Scheme included
  • Paid annual leave entitlement
  • A variety of deals and discounts via NX online portal including travel, days out, cinema, mobile car and much more!
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, which includes free counselling and further support to improve your health and wellbeing
  • To reward you for your dedication, we offer fantastic long service awards to mark key milestones in your career