Many children dream of becoming a bus driver when they're older.

And that dream could soon become a reality, as Hull's two main bus companies are looking for trainee drivers.

Both Stagecoach and East Yorkshire buses are hiring at the moment - and benefits at both companies include free travel.

Interested? Read on for more information about the jobs available at both companies.

Stagecoach

What the advert says

Fancy being part of the lifeblood of our local community? Bored of the same four walls and want to get out and meet some amazing people across our region? And want to do this with a company which offers you a great salary, fantastic pension, all the training you need (for free!), and a brilliant environment?

You’ll be the face of our business – playing an incredibly important role each and every day safely and comfortably transporting our fantastic customers to work, to the high street, to our cities, towns and villages, to healthcare and community services, to days away and nights out.

You’ll know some of them by name, and some of them will know you on first name terms too!

And where they don’t, we’re relying on you to give them a fantastic journey to remember with your focus on all things customer. You’ll need to operate the bus safely of course, but we’ll teach you all of that for free in our in-house training school.

What skills you need

The advert says you will need to hold a driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points on it. It will need to be clean if you have held your licence for less than two years. It also says "you’ll want to deliver a great experience for customers".

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How much you will get paid

£8.51 per hour while training, rising to £8.65 after training and then to £10.86 per hour or £22,024 per year after one year of service.

Other benefits

You will get free travel on Stagecoach buses when you're not at work for you and a companion.

All training is paid for, plus there are flexible shifts, a guaranteed 39 hours of work a week and you will get paid weekly.

How to apply

Click here for more information and to apply.

East Yorkshire buses

What the advert says

Our professional drivers provide safe, reliable and efficient passenger journeys in Hull and across the East Riding, providing our valued passengers with the best quality travel experience through their friendly, knowledgeable and helpful approach.

We are currently recruiting bus drivers for our Hull Depot, based on Anlaby Road.

Responsibilities include:

What skills you need

The advert says: "You must have great customer services skills and be a team player.  Having experience of driving buses or a bus licence is not necessary, as we'll provide training to help you get your licence, although you must hold a valid car licence.

"Applications are also welcomed from those who already hold a PCV licence.  A good grasp of basic English and maths is essential as you’ll be dealing with passengers on a daily basis, and a knowledge of the local area is helpful.

"You need to look smart and professional, and be willing to work shifts.  If you have these qualities, we can teach you the rest!"

How much you will get paid

The ad says: "Once you're fully trained with your probationary period complete (normally about 6 months after starting training, although it can vary), pay is £9.76 per hour, with overtime at basic plus £1.80 per hour.

"With overtime, you can earn around £20k per year.  You will get paid a training rate whilst training, and an intermediate rate until your probationary period is over.  The position is full time and permanent."

Other benefits

The ad says: "We also provide 20 days holiday (rising to 25 days after 4 years service), a company pension, free bus travel for you and your partner and up to two children (under 16, when travelling with a passholder) within the area, an employee discount scheme for you and your partner and lots of other other benefits."

How to apply

Click here for more information and to apply.

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