First UK Bus
Happiness score is 35 out of 100
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First UK Bus Careers and Employment

Work happiness
Scores based on about 15 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness
35
Work Happiness Score
Low
Do people feel happy at work most of the time?
41
Support
Low
Do people feel they can get support and encouragement from colleagues at work?
40
Purpose
Low
Do people feel their work has a clear sense of purpose?

Jobs

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Full-time
Trainee Bus Driver - Larbert

Larbert

£8.88 an hour

7 hours ago

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Bus Driver - York

York

£11.91 an hour

3 days ago

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Bus Driver - Norwich

Norwich

£23,000 a year

4 days ago

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Bus Driver - King's Lynn

King's Lynn

£11.50 an hour

4 days ago

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Bus Mechanic

Bradford

£31,000 a year

5 days ago

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Trainer

Leeds

£27,500 a year

6 days ago

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Bus Driver - Weymouth

Weymouth

£10 an hour

6 days ago

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Bus Mechanic/Electrician

York

£29,000 a year

6 days ago

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PCV Bus Driver

Exeter

£10.80 an hour

6 days ago

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Full-time
Trainee Bus Driver - Weymouth

Weymouth

£9.11 - £10.00 an hour

8 days ago

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Bus Driver - Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare

£10.75 an hour

12 days ago

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Bus Driver - Halifax

Halifax

£10 an hour

8 days ago

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Bus Driver - Hilsea

Hilsea

£10.81 an hour

8 days ago

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Bus Driver - Southampton

Southampton

£11.02 an hour

8 days ago

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Bus Driver - Fareham

Fareham

£11.07 an hour

8 days ago

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Bus Driver - Leeds

Leeds

£10.65 an hour

7 days ago

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PCV Bus Driver - Glasgow

Glasgow

£10 an hour

20 days ago

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Bus Mechanic

Ipswich

£26,500 a year

30+ days ago

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Salaries

Salary estimated from 2.6K employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Popular Roles

Bus Driver
£10.45 per hour
HGV Technician
£30,355 per year
Human Resources Business Partner
£47,173 per year

Driving

Bus Driver
£10.45 per hour
Driver
£28,029 per year

Installation & Maintenance

Mechanic
£28,419 per year
Electrician
£30,571 per year
HGV Technician
£30,355 per year

Industrial Engineering

Engineering Supervisor
£33,948 per year
Engineering Manager
£44,530 per year
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 201 reviews and is evolving.

3.0020172.7720182.0220192.2120202.752021

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Reviews

Bus Driver in Glasgow, Glasgow
on 5 February 2021
Good wages , everything else not so good.
Was there for just over a year and let’s just say I couldn’t wait to leave the place. At first you are promised the world but you soon realise why everyone in the canteen are moaning about the job. The training was fun mon-fri week of earlys week of lates but as soon as your passed the test it goes down hill quickly. Can’t pick your own holidays, days off normally during the week which helps no one , the pay is quite good considering you just sit on your backside all day. Personally if your an older person with no life then this is probably the job for you but if you enjoy having a life then this is most defiantly not the job for you. Also the weight you put on is a joke unless you look after what your doing.
Trainee Bus Driver in First Bus Bristol/ Bath
on 21 February 2021
Trainee Bus Driver
I thoroughly enjoyed my time training with First Bus in Bristol. I started in early December 2020 initially the training was to be carried out part time as I had applied for a part time role. Fortunately I was able to book 3 weeks off from my full time job to undertake the training course as I was advised that would be the course duration. Unfortunately with the Christmas break and Instructors having to take leave the course went over the 3 weeks which meany unfortunately I was unable to continue and had to reluctantly withdraw from the training to go back to my full time job. However the training manager was absolutely brilliant and offered me the opportunity to return again a month later. Again unfortunately due to some family health problems I had to withdraw from the course again. The instructors were absolutely fantastic and I couldn’t recommend First highly enough! At some stage in the future I will apply again as it is my long term ambition to become a bus driver.
Driver in Hengrove, Bristol
on 20 February 2021
From The Get Go It Was Awful
The Interview was poorly conducted with the operations manager saying I was over qualified, nevertheless I always wanted to drive busses. I left and got the license on my own and went back to which they took me on the spot as they didn't have to spend the money to put me through my varied modules and test.Management's poor, vehicles are poorly maintained but they still expect 100% from the employees. Choosing my holidays was a nightmare although I was told I could on my return.Drivers are lovely, passengers are delightful and spontaneous but the company just don't take care of their own.In conclusion avoid at all cost if you can as they will have you questioning your sanity.
Driver in Glasgow, Glasgow
on 18 February 2021
Stressful, long hours, but good
Worked at First Glasgow for 18 years, training was good, taught theory test and how to drive Buses, when passed, taught routes, ticket machine etc, always on going training, CPC, health and safety, they aren't perfct by any means, but get the nut down, do your shift, don't argue with punters, and most importantly, don't run early, the cardinal sin on the Buses, and they'll leave you alone to get on with the job, and lastly, you'll meet some amazing people in the bothy, if you don't like laughing, don't apply lol.
Cleaner in Larbert
on 16 February 2021
Very disorganised workplace.
Every day is a shambles. There is no basic organisational structure, and any management who are on site at the depot have zero presence.It is like walking back in time 30 years, the management treat staff with zero respect and in turn the management are despised by the workforce.The depot is falling apart, buses constantly break down, and equipment is not cared for by basic preventive maintenance.The training is dependant on which poor soul has been instructed to provide your training. There is no core competency process in place to ensure everyone is trained to and meets the same competency requirements, this is part of the reason for so much confusion and poor organisation each day.
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Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

Interview questions

No questions they take anyone

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Driving assessment one to one interview

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Work experince salary expectations. A driving test a English and maths test and check your criminal record then a medical

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