Plymouth bus drivers

We’re currently on the lookout for drivers – discover what it’s like to be a bus driver in this video.

What's it like to drive a bus?


If you're not familiar with the area, you can find out more about living and working in Plymouth here.

Bus Drivers Required

Do you want to be paid whilst training? Whether you want a new career or are an enthusiastic, customer-oriented PSV licence holder, then we want to hear from you. Go Southwest welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of race, gender, neurodiversity, qualification level etc. Experience in driving-oriented work and customer focused roles is valued but not essential. 


In uncertain times we can offer stability and job security, and we invest in you and your training (worth around £5K). During training we will ensure your progress is treated with integrity and a can-do attitude. We offer 121 training with our driving instructors, who you will be paired with to best suit your learning style.  


You will need to be able to foster our company visions and values which include being approachable, trustworthy and eager to learn with a level-headed attitude. The right candidate will be able to understand their own potential and be prepared to use initiative. During your driving role your number one priority will be safety.  


At Plymouth Citybus Bus, you can be a team member at the forefront, in doing so you will receive benefits such as:  

  • a Minimum 40-hour week contract with overtime available   
  • £13.02 an hour salary once qualified (due to rise to £13.42ph from 29th November 2022)
  • Annual Salary of £27,081 rising to £27,913 from 29th November 2022.
  • Paid training   
  • Free bus travel for you and your family  
  • Variety of shift patterns  
  • Pension  
  • Fair opportunity for progression  
  • Working for an Investors in People platinum company.  
  • An exceptionally desirable maternity/paternity leave package, with return-to-work incentive bonus  
  • Healthcare scheme   
  • Union membership  
  • Weekly pay


About Plymouth Citybus

Plymouth Citybus is the largest bus operator in the city, providing a comprehensive network of bus services in Plymouth and surrounding areas. Formed in 1986 and now part of the Go-Ahead group, Citybus is at the heart of the community. It is a patron of Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and an influential member of multiple organisations that make a difference to life in Plymouth.

Plymouth Citybus, alongside Go Cornwall Bus, forms Go South West, part of the Go-Ahead Group – a leading provider of passenger transport in the UK and internationally.

Go South West has gained Investors in People, Platinum accreditation, an achievement that only 2% of businesses achieve. We have also won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the highest honour which can be bestowed upon a company and of which we are extremely proud.

Go South West employs around 850 staff, with a bus fleet of over 300, carrying 20 million passengers each year.

We have an excellent track record of creating career opportunities and we truly live our values and care about our teams. You don’t have to just see our accolades, you can talk to those we employ.

To apply

Contact Sophie on or fill in our online application form.