Trainee & Qualified Bus Drivers Required 

We are currently looking for PCV drivers to join our team.

Our drivers provide safe and reliable passenger journeys across the borough of Ipswich and into the towns of Colchester / Framlingham giving our valued customers the best quality travel experience through their friendly knowledgeable and helpful approach.

It's not just local bus drivers that we are seeking, we also require school and coach drivers for school contracts and some local private hire work.  

Our drivers sign on at our garage on Constantine Road or in Central Ipswich Tower Ramparts bus station of which both have rest room facilities.  Our traffic control office is located in our offices at Tower Ramparts Bus Station. 

Do I need bus driving experience to apply?

A full licence and CPC card is preferred, however, No! You don't need previous PCV driving experience to become a bus driver at Ipswich Buses, thanks to our in-house Training Academy, where full training is provided, free of charge in return for committing to join our company. 

We'll teach you how to drive a bus (or a coach if required), put you through your bus driving test, whilst also covering accessibility and customer service training. Of course, ongoing training is provided to you during your employment with us.

Driving experience

A minimum of 12 months car driving experience is need, with a maximum of 6 points on your driving licence. Regrettably we are unable to accept applications form people who have a DD10, DG10, IN10 or any other ban showing on their licence. 

Qualified drivers

Applications are also welcomed from those who already hold a PCV licence/CPC card. Call 01473 344800 to arrange for an application form or alternatively, drop us an email to

If you are qualified PCV driver but don't have a valid CPC then we can help you obtain this. 

Do I need to work full time?

Most bus drivers work full time, but we also have some other options available.  We have a number of part time vacancies, and we also have term-time, annualised and casual vacancies.  When you apply, tell us what hours you'd prefer, and we can discuss the options with you at interview.


What are the pay and benefits like?

Once you are fully trained or if you are already qualified, earn up to £14.50 per hour for full time employment on our Town or Network rotas.  Earn up to £13.13 per hour for school and contract driving where there are no late, Sunday or Bank Holiday shifts.  Opportunities are also available to earn more by working extra hours. 



Working for us comes with a number of benefits, including:

  • A guaranteed weekly wage
  • Regular training to keep your skills up to date.
  • Company pension & life assurance 
  • 20 days paid holiday, rising to 25 days after 5 years of service.
  • Uniform and safety equipment relevant to your position
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free bus pass for you and family to use on the Ipswich Buses network

Want to be one of our amazing drivers drop us an email to

About Ipswich Buses

As one of the region’s leading public transport providers, Ipswich Buses has been helping get people around since 1903, and almost 20,000 people use our buses every day.  That’s nearly 8 million car journeys a year taken off our roads.

Whether travelling to work, school, the shops, on a day or night out, or to visit friends and family, Ipswich Buses makes sure people can get to the places they need to be across the Borough of Ipswich, into the towns of Colchester / Framlingham.

You’ll also get a lot of benefits working here, including a free bus pass for you and your family, an occupational pension scheme, company sick pay, life assurance and a cycle to work scheme.  We also have a long service reward programme.

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