Become a Cardiff Bus driver

7 months ago Mon 21st Jun 2021

Thank you for considering a career with Cardiff Bus as a bus driver.  Whether you're new to the industry, or a PCV licence holder already, we're recruiting people who like providing great customer service, with ever changing scenery to enjoy, to join our team in Cardiff.

I'm already a PCV Licence Holder

We're currently offering a signing bonus to join our team in Cardiff of up to £500.  We offer great rates of pay, including paid meal breaks.

For more information contact [email protected]


I don't hold a licence to drive a bus, so tell me about training...

Our professional instructors will provide intensive training to help you with your PCV Theory and Hazard Perception as well as the practical driving test.

After successfully passing your PCV test we will provide bespoke operational and customer service training as well as “in service” training with a mentor, serving genuine customers to ensure that you are confident in your new role and have the required skills.

How much will my training cost?

Cardiff Bus will pay for your training, providing you remain at the company for more than 2 years.  Once you have passed your PCV practical test, Cardiff Bus will deduct £10 per week from your wages as part of a bond.  When you complete 2 years’ continuous service this money will be paid back to you as a lump sum.  If, for whatever reason you leave the company within the first 2 years, you will be required to pay for your training. 


Information for everyone - trainee or current licence holder

Before completing and returning your application to us, please take the time to read the information below and ensure you fully understand what the role entails, and who we are looking for.

Driving licence requirements

  • You must have held a valid United Kingdom driving licence for a MINIMUM of twelve months.
  • You must have no more than six penalty points on your licence at the time of application
  • You must have no pending motoring offences at the time of application
  • We will not accept an application if you have convictions for certain driving offences such as driving without due care and attention, alcohol/drug related offences and mobile phone use etc.

There are also certain health and wellbeing criteria, including a weight limit of 18 stone/114Kg for safety reasons.  Please click here to contact our HR team for clarification.

What does the job entail & what do you expect of me?

We offer a vital service to our local community.  Our buses not only help customers to commute to their workplace, but they offer freedom to many people who wouldn’t be able to visit friends and family, or live an independent life without them.  There are many reasons why people catch our buses, but we strive to offer a high quality experience for each and every one of them, and we rely on our drivers to deliver this service with a smile.    

Our services run across Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and to and from Newport.  We operate 7 days a week from early morning until late in the evening, therefore, the role requires shift work.  This means you will be required to follow a rota which involves some early morning starts or late finishes on some days, including weekend work.  You may also be required to work on Bank Holidays and other public holidays.

You’ll find that every day is different, so if you love interacting with people and fancy an office with a view, this could be the role for you!

What do we offer? 

We offer a great rate of pay, including paid meal breaks.  There may also be overtime opportunities on a daily or weekly basis.  

We'll also give you a free travel pass, which gives you free travel across Cardiff Bus services at any time - you may also be entitled to a free spouse or child pass too.


Want to be in the driving seat? 

Click here to apply for our driving positions

Join the best team in town - £500 joining bonus