Trainee - Coach Driver - Clarkes of London


Job Details


Clarkes of London Head Office - Drivers

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£10.55 per hour rising to £11.22 after successful training period

Closing Date

29/02/2020 17:00

Join us on the Journey...

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Clarkes of London, part of National Express, are not just committed to giving the best drivers the best coaches to drive. We want to bring through the next generation and train you to deliver great service as one of our professional driver team.

Whether you are looking for a brand new career or you want to re-new your licence and get back into coach driving, we are here to help!

Our Driver Training Academy offers the opportunity for recruits to gain their PCV licence along with CPC training, refresher courses and practical driver training. The course takes place on our very own Driver Training vehicle which has a customised interior to allow all parts of the training programme to take place on board. A large flat screen TV has been mounted on a bespoke frame in the rear of the vehicle and with a new seating configuration, ample room has been made so first aid training can also be undertaken on board the vehicle. The coach has also been wrapped with a unique livery which is showcased to the public when our trainees take it out on the road!

Upon successful completion of your PCV licence or refresher course, all new recruits are offered a full-time position within Clarkes as a professional coach driver.

New PCV drivers will undergo a 6-8 week training course before being allowed to drive solo on various jobs from commuter service and private hires to international trips and corporate contracts.

All recruits will receive support in every aspect of their training, from theory tests and practical driving to health and safety and manual handling. Once you are part of the Clarkes family, in your first year you will undergo training including first aid, emergency vehicle evacuation and continental driving.

The Driver Training Academy programme includes full, paid training, including:

  • Tuition to pass the PCV Driving Test (modules 3 & 4)
  • Route familiarisation
  • Vehicle familiarisation & type training
  • Ticket machine training
  • Company systems, procedures and policies.

Once you have passed through all the formalised training elements you will work with an experienced colleague who will act as your mentor to support you in your early days as you settle in to your new role. We also provide ongoing training to help you excel in your role and ensure you maintain your Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

Benefits of becoming a driver with Clarkes of London

  • Earn Up To £32,000 A Year Basic Salary
  • Flexible Working Patterns
  • State of the Art Vehicles
  • Travel Around The UK & Europe
  • Training is based in Gillingham

Things to note...

National Express has a very high focus on health and safety and as a result operates a strict Drugs and Alcohol Policy which is applicable to all employees.

Drug and Alcohol testing is completed as part of the assessment process as well random checks during employment according to the policy.

You may also have experience in the following...

Customer Service, Driver, Driving Licence, HGV, CPC, Passenger Transport, Driving, Delivery Driver, Taxi Driver, Public Transport, Airport Shuttle, Van Driver

If the above sounds like a next step in your career, follow our online application process to express your interest! If you have any queries or wish to discuss any aspects of the role, please email



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Trainee - Coach Driver - Clarkes of London