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Careers with Wexford Bus

The most important part of our organisation is our innovative team including our experienced drivers, mechanics, customer service team, health and safety, operations and support team members. Read on for more about the career opportunities with Wexford Bus.

Join our Technical Team?

We are recruiting a qualified / experienced HGV mechanic to join our Technical Team who care for our fleet of over 60 modern coaches and buses based at our maintenance facility at Drinagh, Wexford

To join the team the right candidate will be able to demonstrate commitment to high standards, show initiative, have a positive attitude, and a willingness to develop their career in the rapidly changing bus and coach industry. See Qualified / Experienced HGV Mechanic

Join our Driving Team?

Wexford Bus is an established and respected provider of public transport. This is an exciting time for public transport which is a key enabler in meeting Ireland’s 2030 emission targets. As part of this we need to grow our team of drivers, the most important part of our organisation who are responsible for delivering the safe and reliable services Wexford Bus provide.

We have opportunities for those seeking a career as a bus and coach driver, with an exceptional team of people. Applications are open to

Qualified D License Drivers: must be in possession of a full D category EU Driving license, driver CPC card (with all relevant driver modules up to date) and Digital Tachograph card. 

Qualified D1 License Drivers: must be in possession D1 category EU Driving license, driver CPC card and be willing to train for full D category license. Wexford Bus will provide all training as per the Driving Training Academy explained below.

Trainee Coach & Bus Drivers for Driver Training Academy: If you are over 21 with and hold a category B (car or light van) driving license and would like to train as a bus driver we offer a free training programme through the Wexford Bus Training Academy that can be completed on a full or part-time basis depending on your current working arrangements. (see details below)

Wexford Bus operate a full range of public transport services including inter-urban, local and private hire services out of Wexford, Gorey, Enniscorthy and New Ross. We also operate contracted services including school transport.  Therefore, a wide range of contracts can be offered including, full-time, part-time, weekends only and school term.

Wexford Bus offer a very competitive benefits and starting package for the team and incremental pay increases based on length of service.

Applicants may be required to work weekends, early morning, daytime, evening and night shifts as a public transport provider we operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note there are opportunities to drive a variety of sizes of buses and coaches.

If you think you have what it takes to be a driver with Wexford Bus please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@wexfordbus.com

We look forward to hearing from you

A great team

A number of our drivers, like Declan here, have over a million miles on the clock with Wexford Bus and have been with us for over 15 years!

Training

Wexford Bus offers a variety of training and apprenticeship programmes for Coach & Bus drivers and HGV mechanics.

Benefits package

Wexford Bus offer a very competitive benefits and starting package for the team and incremental pay increases based on length of service.

Wexford Bus Driver Training Academy

In anticipation of the massive, planned expansion in public transport and Wexford Bus’s own growth plans, we have established our own Bus Driver Academy and are looking to offer a fully inclusive training package to a number of individuals who want to become a bus driver with Wexford Bus. Wexford Bus will cover the cost of all the driving lessons, training and provision of the vehicle (approx. value of €3000).

We are looking for a number of exceptional people to join our trainee bus driver programme. You will receive first class training from our qualified instructors based here in Wexford to achieve your category D driving licence (category for driving bus) with possible employment with Wexford Bus and further development once you have your licence.

Have you got what it takes?

We are looking for candidates that would like a career in our industry, particularly driving buses and coaches. No bus/coach driving experience is necessary.

The most important quality you will need as a Trainee Bus Driver is to be friendly and helpful. You will need to have good communication skills and to enjoy working with people.

To join the trainee programme and go on to apply for your Category D License you must

What is involved in the Category D Bus Driver Trainee Programme?

Prior to commencement, all candidates will undergo a short interview and if you already are in possession of your Learner permit this is followed by

(a) an on-road assessment of your driving in our training vehicle. This will help us determine the aptitude of candidates and establish their current skills level that will help determine the individuals training plan to fully prepare for the practical driving test.
or
(b) you start the process to secure you Learner permit

As a Trainee Bus Driver your initial training will take place with our qualified training team at our Wexford Bus depot in Drinagh, Wexford.

Training will be in one of our Volvo 9700’s which offers a line-up of advanced driver support systems that are designed to help the professional driver perform even better.

Your all-inclusive D Category Bus Training (worth approx. €3,000) includes:

How much will this cost you?

Wexford Bus are looking to offer a fully inclusive training package to a number of individuals who want to become a bus driver. Wexford Bus will cover the cost of all the driving lessons, training and provision of the vehicle (approx. value of €3000) along with the following 3rd party costs of €333 including

The Wexford Bus Training Team

About Wexford Bus?

Wexford Bus is a respected name in the public transport arena. The most important part of our organisation is our team of well-qualified, well-trained, and motivated drivers. Our drivers are not only essential for operating the service, but they are also responsible for safe and reliable service and are the most visible representatives of the organisation.

What will I earn?

How can I apply?

If you are interested in learning to drive a bus and coach and learning more about the Wexford Bus Driver Training Academy please complete our application form and email it to driveracademy@wexfordbus.com or post to Driver Training Academy, Wexford Bus, Rosslare Road, Drinagh, Wexford Y35AR33

We look forward to hearing from you