European Coach Driver

Bristol, England
17 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are now open! We are currently recruiting Drivers for the 2017 season.

This position is to work on our unique Hop-on, Hop-off network all over Europe.

European Coach Driver
Our Hop on - Hop off European coach network is all about flexibility. Working as a Driver, you'll get the opportunity to share your experiences with excited travellers on our unique Hop-on, Hop-off coach network which spans 15 countries & 46 destinations; from Lisbon to Krakow, to as far south as Rome and as far north as Amsterdam. You'll be spending a summer living a nomadic lifestyle all over Europe; one day you'll be enjoying a day off in Rome, the next you'll be on your way to the Swiss Alps! You'll get to experience the best Europe has to offer from behind the wheel!

You will drive modern coaches to the most exciting places in Europe. Backpackers of all ages, from all over the world choose us, meaning you'll never have a dull moment and you'll make lots of new friends along the way.

You'll be based in mainland Europe for the season, so your accommodation is covered (even when you are having days off). Some other of the many benefits include:
* Time off in various European cities.
* Highly competitive pay package.
* Excellent training and support.
* Getting paid to travel and work with some of the most passionate and friendly people you will ever meet.

To become a Coach Driver, you will need to meet the following criteria:
* Hold a British or European Passport.
* Hold a British or European Class D - PCV licence (Manual & Automatic accepted)
* Hold the relevant CPC qualification.
* Be friendly, approachable and have a good sense of fun.
* Love interacting with people.
* Ability to work well as part of a team.
* Be able to relate to people of ALL ages (our core market are 18 - 35 years old).
* Don't have a licence to drive coaches yet? - Don't worry, we may be able to help you to achieve this goal.

How to apply:
If you are interested in joining our team please complete our online application form and questionnaire. Simply send us your details via 'apply now' (be sure to include an email address) and you will be emailed a link to apply online.

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a personal interview in London.

Successful candidates will be offered a position on our Training Trip, which will commence at the beginning of March 2017 and last approximately 7 weeks.

During training you'll visit and experience all the destinations we visit on our coach network. This is a VERY intensive course designed to be demanding and thorough. However, the benefits you'll receive on completion far out-weigh the work you've put in. Those who complete the training will be offered a position to work with us during the summer season of 2017.

Do I need a European Passport?
We are only considering candidates who hold an EU passport.

Am I required to pay a bond?
To secure a place on our training program you are required to pay a training bond of €200.00. This is fully refundable to you upon completion of your first month of work.

What dates is the position for?
Your contract will be from May until October. The training trip for the coach network will start in March, with people who successfully complete the training, starting work in May after this training is complete. The season slows down from October, and finishes up at the very end of October.

Am I able to request time off during the season to go to a wedding/ go travelling etc?
While we are a company that will work around wishes of their staff, there will be no holiday authorised between July to the end of September, except in exceptional circumstances. However, of course you are free to travel on your time off.

When do applications close?
Applications will close when all positions are full, so get your application in as soon as you can!

I applied and still haven't heard back...
We have a large number of high quality applicants and it may take up to four weeks to respond to applicants. If you haven't heard from us within the four week period, you have not been successful on this occasion. Because of the high number of applicants we are unable to get back to everybody with individual feedback. However, please check your junk mail as our interview invites sometimes get sent there.

Where are the interviews held?
Interviews are held in London.

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