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Trainee / Qualified Bus/ Coach Drivers

Job Category:  Driving / Logistics
Contract Partner Company:  Somerset Passenger Solutions
Employing Company:  Somerset Passenger Solutions

The HPC Jobs Service supports local people into exciting, long-term careers across our Project.

Are you looking to take your career up a gear in 2022?

Working as part of one of the biggest construction projects in Europe we have some fantastic opportunities to join our driver's community and drive state of the art coaches/ buses transporting staff and suppliers to and from Hinkley Point C power station.
Whether you are at the start of your career or simply looking for a new challenge Somerset Passenger Solutions can support you to obtain a qualification for life!
As part of your induction you will go through our first-class academy where our experts will provide you with all the tools you need to be a success. Not only will they be by your side during the academy, but they will also provide ongoing support, development and training throughout your career. We really do have some of the best to learn from!
We currently transport over 4,000 people per day to and from site, working 24 hours a day to ensure that construction remains on schedule.  Our fleet of over 100 modern buses and coaches use advanced tracking and telematics to ensure we deliver the best possible service for clients and customers.
At Somerset Passenger Solutions, Customer Service is at the heart of everything we do to ensure we provide our passengers with the best service possible, therefore we provide all our drivers with the opportunity to study for a Certificate in Principles of Customer Service which is a recognised qualification.

Hours of work:

HPC is a 24/7 operation.  Start times can be early, eg from 0300hrs onwards and later shifts finishing up to 2200hrs.  Saturdays and Sundays are classed as normal working days. Therefore flexibility is a key requirement!  (Part time opportunities also available.)



  • Full manual UK driving licence held for minimum 12 months (trainee drivers)
  • Manual Category D and CPC (qualified drivers)


Full training given for your PCV/PSV licence and CPC training.  Please note that the training course is approximately 4-5 weeks long and you will be paid £9.30 per hour during your training.  If you are 18 or over, have a full manual UK driving licence which you have held for a minimum of 12 months (or are already a qualified bus/coach driver) and have great customer service skills, then we would love to hear from you!



  • Qualified Driver - £11.27ph increasing to £11.57ph after 6 months and £12.91ph after 12 months
    Trainee Driver - Fully paid training provided for your PCV/PSV licence and CPC training at £9.74 per hour. Pay once qualified - £11.27 per hour increasing to £11.57 per hour after 6 months and £12.91 after 12 months
  • Night shift premium (between the hours 2200hrs - 0600hrs)
  • Pension - 5% contributory pension matched by us
  • Employee rewards scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Accredited customer service and advanced driving courses
  • Annual pay review linked to retail price index


Full time and part time available.  Please see for details and to apply.

Please Note:  All employees must be willing to undergo Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and obtain a DBS certificate.  This standard is designed to provide a level of assurance as to the honesty, integrity and values of individuals who are required to work at a Nuclear Licenced Site, or who may have access to Sensitive Nuclear Information.


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.