Trainee Coach Driver - Kings Ferry - Gillingham


Job Details


Kings Ferry Gillingham - Drivers

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


A trainee hourly wages of £9.50 per hour rising to £10.00 after successful training

Closing Date

31/08/2021 07:00

Join us on the Journey...

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The Kings Ferry Group, 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 Kings Ferry as a professional coach driver and join our existing team based in Gillingham, Kent.

New PCV drivers will undergo a 6-8 week training course before beginning a 45 hour week, full time permanent basis, transporting passengers on a mixture of National Express routes and Private Hire work.

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 The Kings Ferry Group

  • Permanent position with one of the most recognised brands in the UK

  • Free travel for both yourself and your partner

  • Free CPC renewal

  • 45 hours of work per week

  • Company pension

  • Competitive hourly wage of £10.00

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.



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Operations Supervisor
Trainee Coach Driver - Kings Ferry - Gillingham