26 September 2023

Drivers invited to join city bus service

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Canberrans looking for a change in their career have been invited to consider looking at the task of touring the city’s streets as Transport Canberra is soon to be looking to hire more bus drivers.

Arranging to open its doors to applications, Transport Canberra said it was looking for casual and part-time bus drivers to provide regular and reliable services for their local community.

“You must love working with people – and the pay is great,” Transport Canberra said.

“Qualified casual drivers earn around $50 an hour,” it said.

“We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people with a can-do attitude ready to support the Canberra community.”

Transport Canberra said part-time positions offered a minimum 20 hours a week plus the opportunity for additional hours, and casual work was predominately available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

It said applications will be open on 4 July through the Territory’s jobs website with information sessions taking place next week on 28 and 30 June.

“Come along and talk to some of our current driving team,” the Directorate said.

“We will give you the low down on what the role is like, the hours, the pay, the customers and we will talk you through the recruitment and training process.

“Attendance at these sessions is not compulsory, however we do highly recommend it.”

Transport Canberra said the recruitment and training process ran over four-weeks and included paid classroom and practical on-road learning.

It said that when applying for the positions, people would need a working with vulnerable people (WWVP) card or proof of application, Australian driving history of five years, a copy of their driver’s licence, and a resume/CV.

Details for the information session in Ainslie on 28 June can be accessed at this PS News link and on 30 June in Dickson on this link.

The links also have details about becoming a bus driver.

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