Bus Drivers - North & South London

London Central and London General operate approximately 2200 buses in and around London. To ensure that we provide a reliable service, we employ more than 6000 drivers. London Central operates from bus garages in Bexleyheath, Camberwell, New Cross and Peckham, and London General in Belvedere, Croydon, Mandela Way (Bermondsey) Merton, Orpington, Putney, Stockwell, Sutton, Waterloo, Waterside Way (Wimbledon) and Northumberland Park (Tottenham).

We have an extremely diverse workforce representing the multi-cultural society that we live and work in. However, we are keen to encourage more women to become bus drivers as they are one group that we feel are under represented.

You must have held a full UK driving licence for a minimum of 2 years (subject to meeting certain criteria) and be prepared to work shifts (including weekends and public holidays). In addition, you must be numerate and literate as well as being able to deal with people in a tactful and confident manner.

We also welcome application forms from individuals who already hold a valid PCV licence.

We have no staff parking at our garages, so applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to commute by public transport to their requested location, bearing in mind that the job involves working shifts when public transport can be limited at certain times of the day.


-Professional training (with pay) to pass both PCV theory and practical tests
-Excellent rates of pay with service related increases
Overtime available (paid at enhanced rates)
-Opportunity to gain a nationally recognised industry qualification
-Concessionary travel benefits for you and your partner* on London Buses, London Underground, Overground, DLR and Tramlink. (*after 3 months service)
-Contributory pension scheme


You can call us on our recruitment freephone number - 0800 38 99 7 99 to request an application form (our office is open Monday to Friday between 08.00 and 17.00).

Alternatively you can request an application form online to be sent to you by submitting your details below. YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR FULL NAME and FULL POSTAL ADDRESS (including post code).

If you have access to a printer, you can download the pdf file from the link below and print out the application. Please read the information provided carefully before sending your application to us. Please don't forget to put a stamp on your envelope!

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UPDATE - JUNE 2015: 

We are currently accepting applications for Camberwell, Mandela Way, Merton, New Cross, Northumberland Park, Orpington, Peckham, Putney and Stockwell.

If you have already sent an application form and haven't heard from us within TWO weeks, please call us on 0800 38 99 7 99 or ask the question via our online form link below (please make it clear in the "message" area that you have already submitted an application and include your full name, address and date of birth as this will help us track your application form quickly).


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London General Transport Services Limited (2328489), London Central Bus Company Limited (2328565), Docklands Buses Limited (3240004) and Blue Triangle Buses Limited (3770568) are companies registered in England and Wales.
Registered Office: 3rd Floor, 41-51 Grey Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 6EE