Trainee Bus Driver Apprentice

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Abellio Bus Driver apprenticeship

No PCV licence? No problem!
Come and join Abellio’s exciting apprentice programme to become a professional London Bus Driver.


Walworth & Beddington, London

Apprenticeship duration

14 months

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship


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Driving the capital city forward

Do you live in London and love to drive? We have a brilliant opportunity for you to train towards becoming a London Bus Driver.

Abellio have invested in a new and innovative approach to training new bus drivers as they continue to challenge the traditional conventions of travel to provide better, safer, more convenient and better quality transport services. All you need is a Full UK Driving Licence (Category B) and a willingness to learn!


Requirements and prospects

Duties & Responsibilities:

We’re looking for people who can demonstrate:

  • Excellent attitude to customer service
  • Team player mind-set
  • Energy and motivation
  • A professional attitude to health and safety
  • Flexibility and openness to shift working

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications are required.

DVSA Tests

Within the first two weeks of your apprenticeship, you will be asked to sit mandatory DVSA tests, which must be passed before you can progress. These tests are:

  • CPC 1a Theory Test – 100 multiple choice questions and the pass mark is 85%
  • CPC 1b Hazard Perception – 19 video clips each with at least 1 developing hazard, 1 video will have 2 developing hazards – 20 developing hazards each scored between 1 to 5 (total of 100), the pass mark is 67%
  • CPC 2 Case Study – 50 multiple choice questions and the pass mark 80%

After this, and within the next 3 weeks, you will then need to pass the following:

  • CPC 3 – Practical driving test in a bus
  • CPC 4 – Demonstration test

To find out more about these tests and to start practicing visit the official DVSA tests website. 


Requirements and prospects

If you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding career within the transport industry, then Abellio London Bus is looking for you. In return, you will receive a career that offers a variety of employee benefits, a great working environment and an excellent starting salary.

Training & qualifications:

No previous experience within the industry is needed as you will be provided with the training to become a fully qualified PCV licence holder. This means the role is ideally suited for those looking to move into the industry while being equally rewarding for those looking to diversify from similar areas. What’s important is that you are capable of delivering excellent customer service.

Essential Criteria

There are a few things we need from you:

  1. Hold a current, full UK driving license
  2. Have one year’s minimum driving experience in the UK
  3. Be at least 18 years of age
  4. Be numerate and literate and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  5. Be computer literate
  6. Be flexible in terms of working hours; we operate shifts, working any 5 days out of 7, over a minimum 38-hour working week
  7. Hold a valid Right to Work document
  8. Live in the UK and have a UK Bank Account
  9. An excellent driving history (no more than six penalty points, no drink driving offenses in the last five years)


The rewards package is very attractive, including:

  • Excellent pay and benefits
  • Free travel on all TFL for yourself plus one other after just 3 months with Abellio
  • Full training for the routes and services you will operate
  • Bespoke training and development including – a Passenger Transport Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification
  • Performance related incentives
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life insurance for all pension scheme members
  • Access to an exclusive benefits platform which offers discounts to a wide range of retailers including: Apple, Adidas, Nike, Vue, Odeon, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and many more.
  • Childcare vouchers

Applications closing soon

Last chance to apply!