Career Opportunities

Join Our Team - current vacancies at Preston Bus are listed below.

Join Our Team - current vacancies at Preston Bus are listed below. 

For all vacancies, please download an application form. Return completed application forms to:

Preston Bus Ltd
221 Deepdale Road
Preston, PR1 6NY

Successful applicants will be invited for an assessment. This comprises a formal interview, maths and English language tests. For driving positions you will also have a driving assessment and Highway Code test.

Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to reply to every applicant. Unfortunately, if you haven't heard from us within 28 days of your application, you have not been successful this time.

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Labourer with HGV License

Rate of pay: £10.40 p.h.

A guaranteed working week of 40 hours with potential overtime earnings if desired 

We have a new opportunity for a HGV Labourer based at our Preston Bus Depot in the Commercial Vehicle Repair and Maintenance department, looking after a wide variety of vehicles and equipment for our partner and valued stake holder Preston City Council

Our role is to Service, Repair, clean and maintain their vehicles to the highest standard and we are looking for the right person to assist us in those tasks as part of a small maintenance team.

You should be an energetic and reliable person with a “can do attitude” who works well as a team player and is comfortable completing jobs under their own initiative.

The successful candidate may already have an HGV license or be willing and capable of undertaking training to gain the qualification required for HGV vehicle movements.

The role will include the likes of all cleaning activities, including bin wagon body cleans, vehicle chassis steam cleans and inspection pits as a necessity. Plus, you will be involved in the collection of vehicle parts from local suppliers, so a current driving licence is required.

Training in vehicle servicing will be provided for the right candidate who is keen to learn and wants to progress in the role.

Working 40 hours per week across 5 days, Monday to Friday shifts will vary between the business operational hours of 06:00 till 18:30 and Saturday 07:00 till 15:30

Benefits

  • Free employee travel pass scheme
  • Workplace Pension
  • Holidays are 20 + 8 Bank Hols  
  • Full training provided

Closing deadline – Friday 2nd April 2021

Applications / C.V must be completed and sent to either my email: jack.asquith@rotala.co.uk or delivered to 221 Deepdale Road, Preston, PR1 6NY

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PCV/HGV positions - In Preston

Currently recruiting for the following key PCV/HGV positions

• Mechanic

• Electrician

We are looking for a ‘can-do’, enthusiastic and motivated individual who works well as a team player but who gets the job done, working under their own initiative, to help service and repair our large and varied fleet of 100 vehicles at our Preston Bus depot on Deepdale Road.

Reporting to the Workshop Supervisor on shift, your focus will be vehicle fault diagnosis and repair, servicing and parts replacement.

Ideally, we are looking for an experienced PCV fitter to join the team, we would consider recently qualified individuals because ensuring we have the right team members with a positive attitude is key and we have the capabilities to train and develop individuals. Don’t worry if you have had limited exposure to vehicle types, training will be provided. However, candidates from backgrounds in related fields, such as the truck / haulage industries within an engineering setting, will also be considered.

Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate will be required to work shifts, including weekends and cover colleagues during periods of annual leave and sickness.

To cover the following shift patterns

Mechanic and Electrician

• 5 days on over 7-day period, 8.5hours per shift, 30 minutes break (unpaid).

Key Accountabilities

  • Carrying out routine maintenance and repairs on a variety of vehicle types
  • Diagnosing and rectifying all types of vehicle faults, using diagnostic equipment
  • MOT preparation
  • Repair all vehicles as required to company and DVSA standards
  • Maintain and complete vehicle and Company documentation
  • Liaising with the parts department to attain correct parts
  • Ensuring health & safety regulations and safe working practices are adhered to

Qualifications and Experience

  • Level 3 HGV City & Guilds/NVQ or equivalent.
  • Previous experience as a qualified Fitter/Mechanic/Engineer
  • Possession of PSV Licence or be willing to work towards acquiring this.

Benefits

  • Free Car Parking
  • Full Training Given
  • Free Employee Travel Pass Scheme
  • Pension

Competitive rates of pay apply

Apply with your CV to Ricky.burns@rotala.co.uk

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Join Our Team as a Trainee Bus Driver

You are customer focused, and enjoy meeting people. You are motivated, enthusiastic, with a smart appearance.

You've held a full UK driving licence (car) for at least two years, and you have at least two years driving experience. We offer a full training programme leading to:

  • Professional driving qualifications, including PCV licence and DQC card
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Free travel on all our services (for you, a partner and one child)
  • Access to the company pension scheme

Hours of work are 36 minimum per week, over five days as rostered

Applicants living within ten miles of Preston city centre are preferred

To apply, please download an application form, and return to our Deepdale Road depot

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Qualified PCV Drivers (Preston)

Due to our continued expansion in the area, we are looking for qualified PCV drivers to operate our network of local bus services in and around Preston, South Ribble and the Ribble Valley. 

We have a range of rosters to suit members of staff, along with competitive rates of pay. We also offer generous holiday entitlement, good terms and conditions and access to the company pension scheme. You will be entitled to free travel on all our services (for you, a partner and one child). Applicants are required to have a full PCV licence and CPC qualification card.

If you are smart in appearance, customer focused and able to keep a cool head in stressful situations then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please download an application form, and return to our Deepdale Road depot. 

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Opportunities elsewhere in Rotala Group 

Preston Bus is part of the Rotala group, with locations around the country, including Diamond Bus (Midlands and North West), Hallmark (UK-Wide), Preston Bus (North West), Wessex (South West)

Please see the following links for further opportunities:

Working for Rotala PLC

Commercial/Operations Graduates

PCV Drivers