Trainee Bus Drivers

Somerset Passenger Solutions

We are recruiting for Trainee Bus Drivers

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Somerset Passenger Solutions Ltd (SPS) has been selected by EDF Energy’s Nuclear New Build company to provide comprehensive transport services for staff recruited to construct and support the planned nuclear power facility at Hinkley Point in Somerset.  This contract is expected to last for the duration of the construction of the new nuclear facility.

Get your career into gear with Somerset Passenger Solutions, driving a variety of vehicles including some of our state of the art coaches to transport staff and suppliers to and from Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

This role will not require you to deal with cash or tickets as the services are for HPC workers and staff only.  The services run 24/7 and working hours vary.


Full manual UK driving licence held for minimum 12 months (trainee drivers)
Manual Category D and CPC (qualified drivers)


Pay once qualified: £10.76 per hour increasing to £11.04 per hour after 6 months and then increasing to £12.32 per hour after 12 months (pay whilst training £9.30 ph)
Night Shift Premium: 10% uplift on base pay for any hours worked between 2200 hrs and 0600 hrs
Employee rewards scheme (vouchers and discounts for national retailers)
Life Assurance
24/7 Employee Assistance programme
Accredited Customer Service and Advanced Driving courses
Pension: 5% contributory pension matched by the company
Annual pay review linked to Retail Price Index (RPI)

Full training given for your PCV/PSV licence and CPC training.  Please note that the training course is approximately 4-5 weeks long and you will be paid £9.30 per hour during your training.  If you are 18 or over, have a full manual UK driving licence which you have held for a minimum of 12 months (or are already a qualified bus/coach driver) and have great customer service skills, then we would love to hear from you!

Full time and part time available.  Please see for details and to apply.

Please Note:  All employees must be willing to undergo Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and obtain a DBS certificate.  This standard is designed to provide a level of assurance as to the honesty, integrity and values of individuals who are required to work at a Nuclear Licenced Site, or who may have access to Sensitive Nuclear Information.

For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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