Driving for SPS

Trainee Drivers

Are you bored of your current job or the same four walls?  Stuck in a rut?  No opportunity to progress?

Been a full time parent or career and looking to get back into employment?  Just leaving college or university?  Looking to semi retire? 

Then apply to join our friendly and supportive team and take your first step to a new career today!

Think you can’t drive a bus or coach?  Think again! Only ever driven a mini or Fiat 500?  No problem! If you have great people and customer service skills – we can teach you the rest!

We have colleagues who have joined us from all kinds of jobs across all industries and sectors including:

As one of our Drivers, you will be transporting the workforce from local areas to HPC (Hinkley Point C) which is one of the largest constructions sites in Europe.  Our expert driver trainers will be with you every step of the way providing ongoing support, development, and training.

We would love to hear from you if you:

Qualified Drivers

If you’re a qualified Bus/Coach Driver with a manual PCV licence, we can offer you a rewarding career with opportunities for development.

You will work on your own initiative, looking after passenger safety and providing a professional  service.

You’ll be responsible for our customers getting to their destination safely and on time and having a great experience.

Benefits and Rewards

Celebrating what our staff love about SPS

Read what some of our staff have to say. Click on their profiles to read why they love working at Somerset Passenger Solutions.

Benefits and Rewards

A Day in the Life of a Driver at SPS

Find out first hand what its like to be a Driver at SPS by watching this video featuring Issy who started SPS as a Trainee Driver.

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Training and development

At SPS, you will be given all the tools, training and support you need.

If you are a new Driver, you will have the opportunity to gain your PCV licence at our Driver Training Academy (see below).

We also provide all Drivers with the opportunity to study for a Certificate in Principles of Customer Service, a recognised qualification. 

You will receive fantastic training opportunities with access to nationally accredited distance learning courses with Bridgwater and Taunton College, ensuring you are trained to the highest possible standards.

You will receive regular job chats and will be encouraged to share your ideas. We will welcome your feedback and believe strongly in recognising and rewarding colleagues.

Given the rapid growth of SPS, there are many opportunities for you to move into different or more senior roles.

Frequently asked questions

Absolutely!  As long as you are over 18 and have held a full manual UK licence for a minimum of 12 months you can apply.

Yes we will provide all the training and support you need for both your licence and CPC. Once you have passed your test we continue to provide training and support until you are fully confident before driving by yourself and collecting our passengers.

Yes you will be employed and paid from Day 1. 

No, we provide the driver training and pay for you to complete the training.  We also pay for your DVLA medical as part of the application procedure.

Yes, once you have successfully completed your driving training you will begin your role as a qualified PCV Driver.

We have a range of vehicles including single decker buses, double decker buses and coaches.  We also have a small fleet of minibuses and cars so you may drive one of these from time to time.

As well as gaining your PCV (category D) licence, we will also provide CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) training.  You will also have the opportunity to gain a Level 2 Customer Service qualification.  We also offer a range of additional courses and training should you wish to gain skills in other areas.

You will be picking up and dropping off our passengers who work on the HPC Construction site. We collect them from various locations in Somerset including our Park & Ride locations and take them to HPC. Most of our routes start and end from our main depot at J24.  For the majority of the time, you will be carrying our passengers but there will be times when you will be driving without passengers, eg when you have dropped your passengers at their destination.  We also drive on the construction site itself which is quite unique so you will get to see one of the largest and most amazing construction sites in Europe being built!  There are also opportunities to spend time catching up with colleagues over a tea or coffee.

We operate local routes within Somerset, eg from Weston, Taunton and Bridgwater so you are never too far away from home!

We provide our transport services 24/7.  We have both full and part time opportunities.  The hours are varied and can include early starts, late finishes, twilight, night shifts and weekends.

No, because we provide transportation for the HPC workforce there are no tickets or fares to issue.

No, the passengers do not take any kit, equipment or luggage onto our vehicles.

The most important things we look for are fantastic people and customer service skills.  We want our passengers to be greeted with a friendly and cheerful driver who is committed to delivering great service and a safe journey.

We have Drivers who have progressed into all kinds of different roles including Supervisor, Lead Supervisor,  Buddy Driver,  Trainer, Customer Service, Data Analysis and Manager, to  name a few. With hardwork and dedication the sky really is the limit.

We are always happy to answer any other questions you might have.  Use the Contact Us links on our website or Email us at: jobs@somersetpassengersolutions.co.uk or give us a ring on 07936 370683 

Apply now or contact us for more information

If you are interested in working with our fantastic team, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Click below to apply or to speak to one of our recruitment team.