Love driving? Bus Éireann is looking to put more Women in the Driving Seat
See what our women Bus Drivers say:
Rhonda has been driving for Bus Éireann almost 12 years and says
When I was a young girl I saw a female Bus Éireann driver and thought one day I would like to do that. I then took the plunge and got my bus licence and with no driving experience I arrived into Bus Éireann for an open day 11 years ago and was hired. It was by far one of my best decisions. I love my job as you get to travel the country and meet loads of new and interesting characters."
Marguerite has been driving for Bus Éireann for nearly four years and says
"My father was a bus driver and I had always wanted to follow in his footsteps. I finally got the courage and determination to prove that women can do just as good as a job. I love driving the larger coaches and meeting and interacting with passengers. Some of my regular commuters I would class as friends"
Heather started driving for Bus Éireann last year and says
"I was attracted to Bus Éireann because of all the different fleet types you get to drive. I love having the opportunity to drive outside of the city on a daily basis. Since driving for Bus Éireann I get to see a sunrise and have meet so many new people both passengers and work colleagues. The interaction and the banter you have with the customers is my favourite part of the job."
Our recruitment process
At Bus Éireann, you'll find our recruitment process friendly, approachable and designed to ensure quality.
We use a number of tests and assessments to predict your suitability for driving. This includes onlin and supervised assessments followed by an interview and a practical on-road driving assessment in a bus/coach carried out by a qualified Bus Éireann RSA Approved Driving Instructor.
We require satisfactory references from your previous employers and finally a pre-employment medical examination.
Ready to come on board?
- a full/clean “D” Class Irish driving licence
- digital tachograph card
- driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)
for Public Service Vehicle drivers
- great customer service skills
- an enthusiastic attitude.
What we can offer you
We recruit the best and in return, we offer an excellent and competitive benefits package that is mindful of you and your family. This includes job security with attractive rates of pay. In Year 1 you can expect to earn €677.44 per week and this increases in line with our driver scale. Typically working 5 over 7 days, an element of overtime is available to enhance these earnings.
You will receive our professional driver uniform and on appointment you will join our pension, welfare and family GP scheme. You will have access to travel concessions, our Employee Assistance Programme, free parking in our depots, local staff clubs and societies and canteen facilities.
Training and Development
Training for our drivers is varied and includes the following:
- Vehicle and route familiarisation
- Wayfarer ticket machine and ticketing procedures
- Automatic Vehicle Location
- Accident and breakdown procedures
- Periodic CPC training
- Health & safety
- Customer care
- Manual handling
- Defensive driving & eco driving techniques
- Tachograph regulations, driving hours & working time regulations
Opportunities arise for career advancement for all staff.
These positions are advertised internally. These can include promotion to Supervisor, Clerical and Management level.
Continuing your education with us
The Staff Study Scheme is designed to encourage our employees to acquire qualifications & skills which will assist in their personal development and enable them to give a greater contribution in their role and our services to the public.