Somerset Passenger Solutions
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About Somerset Passenger Solutions

Do you want to be part of Europe’s largest construction project, and help to build the first nuclear power station in the UK in a generation? Do you want to make a career at the fastest growing company in the South West? Somerset Passenger Solutions was formed in 2016 as a joint venture between First Group (South West) and JJP Holdings, to serve – 

What do we do?

Join our growing team and be part of the largest construction project in Europe, and the fastest-growing company in the South West. Somerset Passenger Solutions provides passenger transport services to the Hinkley Point C Project, a vital part of reducing the UK’s future carbon emissions. We are currently transporting over 4000 people per day to and from the construction site. Our modern, advanced fleet of vehicles transports our passengers to and from the facility safely, securely and promptly. Our service is the lifeline linking staff living across the region to their place of work, and without us construction of HPC would not be possible. Staff working at HPC travel free of charge to and from the site, so you won’t need to deal with cash.

How we work

Success at SPS is driven by our team; we are first and foremost a people business. We recruit positive, flexible and friendly staff to ensure that our customers have the best possible experience on their way to and from work. We pride ourselves on great customer service, punctuality and adaptability, helping our customers to get to the right place at the right time and achieve great things on the Project.

We work as one team

Driver, controller, working in the office or a manager, everyone works together as one team to deliver fantastic results. We strongly encourage feedback, and recognise and reward our staff. Any questions, queries or suggestions can be raised at weekly meetings or on dedicated feedback forms, and this feedback is sent directly to the executive team for discussion and response. We encourage two-way communication between all staff to ensure that issues are dealt with quickly and great ideas are implemented.

How can you make a career at SPS?

Working for Somerset Passenger Solutions is your chance to be part of the largest construction project in Europe. If that isn’t enough, we also commit to providing all staff with further development and training during their time at the business. Our teams now have access to nationally accredited distance learning courses with Bridgwater and Taunton College, ensuring our teams are trained to the highest possible standards and that we leave a legacy of highly trained and skilled staff after the Project is completed. Our teams also receive regular job chats or appraisals, and given the rapid growth of the business there are many opportunities to step up into supervisor and office roles. You don’t need to have a bus driving license to apply. Drivers can earn their Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) Licence through SPS, at no additional cost to them, providing they continue to drive for two years after joining the business. This licence is great for your CV and can be used anywhere in the UK. We’re also looking towards the future. Although the HPC construction is expected to continue until the mid-2020s, SPS are looking to leave a legacy in the local area, as well as expand into other construction projects across the country, including the UK’s next nuclear project, Sizewell C. We’ll create a group of highly-trained, motivated and employable staff in the South West ready for the next step in their careers.

Benefits and Rewards

There are many reasons to work for SPS, just some of which are listed below: • Excellent pay • Accredited training pathways and career development • Good pension scheme • Life assurance • Employee rewards scheme (vouchers and discounts) • Christmas period shutdown (unlike many transport companies) • Award winning employee assistance programme, providing external 24/7 confidential help and support to you and your family • Be part of a great team, working to build the first nuclear power station in the UK in a generation Drivers also enjoy: • Fully paid training to gain your PCV licence • High quality, recently sourced bus and coach fleet • Full and part-time hours available • Uniform provided for drivers and controllers • No need to deal with cash