Trainee Coach Driver - Woods Coaches


Job Details


National Express Transport Solutions (Woods)

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


A trainee hourly wages of £9.50 per hour rising to £10.50-£13.00

Closing Date

31/07/2021 16:00

Join us on the Journey...

Woods Coaches, part of National Express Transport Solutions, 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 renew 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. 

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

New PCV drivers will undergo a 6-8 week training course before being allowed to drive solo on our National Express service routes up and down the country and on various jobs serving our wide range of clients through private hire coach contracts, holidays and day trips.

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 Woods Coaches

  • A trainee hourly wages of £9.50 per hour rising after successful completion of the training period to £11.50 for National Express Work and £10.50 weekday, £12.00 on Saturdays and £13.00 on Sundays for Private Hire work.

  • Free Travel for both yourself and your partner

  • Flexible Working Patterns

  • State of the Art Vehicles

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, Security, Travel, Airport Shuttle, Van Driver

If the above sounds like a next step in your career, follow our online application process to express your interest!



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Trainee Coach Driver - Woods Coaches