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 Ipswich, East Babergh, Colchester & beyond giving our valued customers the best quality travel experience through their friendly knowledgeable and helpful approach.

It's not just local buses either, we're looking for coach drivers for our Ipswich Coachlines division, covering private school contracts and private hire duties.  

Our drivers are based at our garage on Constantine Road in Central Ipswich with rest room facilities and our traffic control office based in our offices at Tower Ramparts Bus Station. 

Do I need bus driving experience to apply?

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), put you through your bus driving test, whilst also covering accessibility and customer service training. Of course, ongoing training will be provided too.

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. 

Applications are also welcomed from those who already hold a PCV licence. Call 01473 344800 to arrange an interview.

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're fully trained, pay is £10.50 per hour, and up to £11.76 per hour after 12 months. Average earnings are around £490 per week and around £25k per annum with opportunities 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, click here for an application pack or alternatively, 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, Colchester & East Babergh.  We also offer coach hire, and run rail replacement services for Greater Anglia, Transport for London and C2C.

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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