Careers in the bus industry
Our drivers make up our largest group of employees but this role can be just the beginning of a lifelong career with Arriva. With a range of entry levels and routes, there is a wide range of different roles in Arriva. With top class training opportunities, there’s really no restriction on where you might end up if you’re committed, hard-working and good.
Learn more about our career opportunities
Working as a bus driver isn’t just another driving job. To become a professional Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) driver, as well as excellent driving skills, you need to be passionate about customer service, love working with the immense variety of people who live and work in your area and be able to stay calm under pressure.
Don’t worry if you have never driven a bus before – we can train you. We employ professional instructors in every business who have many years’ experience in helping people through the process of learning to drive a bus. Once you have passed your PCV test you will also gain your Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), a nationally recognised qualification.
Find out more about obtaining your PCV licence and Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
So you’re equipped with all the skills you need to drive in service, further initial training includes ticket training, customer service training and type training, so you are familiar with different bus types within the business.