Drive greener with Newport Bus

Currently recruiting for contract bus driver job - please see our career page for details

Being a bus driver for Newport Bus is more than just driving a bus. It’s the opportunity to work in a varied environment, meeting new people and to bring a vital service to the city of Newport and the surrounding areas. With so many projects in the pipeline, there’s never been a better time to join our team: new ticketing system, 14 brand-new fully electric buses, mobile app and more.

Be part of this exciting story. We provide you with the full training and with our training, driving a bus is easier than you think! "The trainers made it so easy and passing my test was a fantastic feeling too.”says Sarah.

What we are looking for is dependable people who are helpful and get on well with people. You must be a safe driver and calm under pressure. The main duties include:

  • Transporting passengers safely, whilst providing professional customer care to each passenger; this includes delivering a friendly welcome on board, answering queries and serving a diverse range of passengers (training provided)
  • Issuing tickets and receiving payment of the exact fares in line with the pricing structure
  • Ensuring the vehicle is always driven safely and to high standards, respectful of other road users
  • Ensuring you check your vehicle before commencing service and report any defects
  • Following route and timing instructions
  • Portraying a high-quality image of the company to passengers, other road users and the public

We currently have vacancies for full time and part-time (school terms only) drivers to operate the local bus services around the City of Newport as well as contracted work, such as school buses, daytrips and private hire. Please apply using the form below.


  • 1-year full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points)
  • Happy to work a variety of shifts including early mornings, late nights and weekends

If you are not a trained bus driver, we will provide full training towards Passenger Carrying Vehicle license (PCV) and Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). We operate a self-funding training scheme for all new drivers. We also accept funding via the Welsh Government ReAct Programme.

Applicants with a PCV licence and a valid CPC are welcome.

We provide on-going in-house training to maintain Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) and more.

For drivers with a PCV licence and DCPC certificate, the salary starts at £8.72 during training, moving to £9.65 p/h after completion of training and route learning, plus a targeted bonus of £15p/w paid 4 weekly.

For drivers without a PCV licence, the salary starts at £8.72 p/h during training, then increases to £9.00 p/h on completion of training and £9.65 after 6 months of completed service, plus a targeted bonus of £15/week paid 4 weekly

With overtime and bonus, this means that full time driving staff have the potential to earn over £23,500 p/a!

An all-inclusive employer, Newport Transport offers up to 28 days holidays (including bank holidays) with an extra 5 days after 5 years’ service, free bus travel for the employee, partner and eligible children. The company also offer excellent opportunities for career progression.

Apply using our online application form below and one of the team will get in touch to arrange an interview. If you prefer, you can visit Newport Bus depot at 160, Corporation Road, Newport to fill in an application form. 

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