Trainee Coach Driver - Mortons Travel

Little London

Job Details


Mortons Travel - Berry Court - Driver

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


A trainee hourly wage of £9.50 per hour, followed by a weekday hourly rate of £12.08-£12.85

Closing Date

30/11/2021 12:00

Join us on the Journey...

Don't worry if you haven't got a CV, you can easily apply to be a coach driver without one by inputting your details - or upload your CV.

Mortons Travel, part of National Express Transport Solutions, are not just committed to giving the best coach drivers the best PCV vehicles 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 renew your licence and get back into PCV 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. 

Upon successful completion of your PCV licence or refresher course, all new recruits are offered a full-time position within Mortons as a professional PCV driver and join our existing team based in Tadley, Hampshire.

New PCV drivers will undergo a 6-8 week training course before being allowed to drive solo in a wide range of PCV vehicles to help provide vital services links to local schools in Basingstoke and its surrounding areas, whilst also assisting with rail replacement services and private hire 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. 

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 into 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 Mortons Travel:

  • An trainee hourly wage of £9.50 per hour, followed by a an weekday hourly rate of £12.08 (basic wage of £10.40 plus a £1.68 automatically applied performance bonus) and weekend rate of £12.85 (inclusive of the basic rate of £11.17 and £1.68 bonus) following successful completion of the training period.

  • A Free Coach Pass

  • Flexible Working Patterns

  • State of the Art Vehicles

Things to note ...

At National Express, we are really proud of our health and safety record and as a result, we operate a Drugs and Alcohol Policy which is applicable to all employees.

As part of your initial assessment, we will complete Drug and Alcohol testing and you may be subject to random tests during your employment.