- First West Yorkshire is calling for drivers across the region to apply for one of the 50 jobs currently available
- 125 drivers have been employed with the business for over 30 years – and so the company is looking to train the next generation of drivers
First West Yorkshire, one of the region’s largest bus operators, is calling for male and female drivers to apply for one of the 50 roles it has available – to become the next generation of the region’s bus drivers.
With 125 out of over 1,800 West Yorkshire drivers having been employed by the business for over 30 years, First West Yorkshire is known for providing many of its staff with a job for life, and following recent changes that has seen additional services added to First West Yorkshire’s remit, the business has recognised the need to recruit new drivers to its loyal workforce.
Speaking about the vacancies available, Will Pearson, Business Manager at First West Yorkshire, who has been with the business for over 20 years, said: “Having started my First Bus career as a driver, I know first-hand how great this job can be for people looking for a new challenge. You’re very much your own boss, as once you’re in the driving seat, you’re in charge of your day, and you get to meet so many different types of people, which can be more appealing than the type of job where you’re stuck at desk from nine to five!
“There’s also great development opportunities available within the business, for people who want it. I drove out of the Kirkstall Road depot for seven years followed by two years as a “bookman” or desk supervisor, and then I worked my way through various promotions, to then become a Business Manager in 2013. We also offer attractive benefits to our staff across the company, including a free bus pass for you, and your family, which not many people know about.
“Recent investments and service changes has resulted in an urgent need for more drivers in the region, and as long as you have had a clean car driver licence for 12 months and are over the age of 18 we will provide you with all the training you need.”
If you’re looking for a new challenge, and you currently hold a full UK driving license, then visit www.firstgroup.com to apply for a position to become a bus driver.