Careers

Around 2,500 people work at Lothian making us one of the region’s major employers. We’re always on the look-out for talented individuals to join our team, so be sure to check out our current job opportunities.

We employ drivers, mechanics, engineers, office personnel and more, offering excellent training and apprenticeship opportunities. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our team, please get in touch with us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Vacancies

Trainee Drivers (Lothian Country)

Scotland’s Public Transport Operator of the Year are coming to West Lothian!

Let’s put your career in the driver’s seat!

Lothian are the principal transport provider in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas of Midlothian and East Lothian. We are now recruiting for trainee bus drivers to for our new expansion Lothian Country!

Bus driver responsibilities:-

We are looking for excellent ambassadors for our business who will deliver high quality customer service along with:-

  • Ensuring the vehicle is driven safely at all times and to the high company standards
  • Engaging with customers and making sure they enjoy a safe and comfortable journey
  • Vehicle and route familiarisation
  • Assisting customers with potential queries
  • Comply with all company policies including the Safety and Environmental Policy Statements and Drugs and Alcohol Policy
  • Recording driving hours and reporting any incidents

Trainee Bus Driver requirements:-

  • Full UK driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points
  • Exceptional customer service skills and clear communication skills
  • Excellent driving skills and knowledge of traffic regulations
  • Flexibility to work various shift pattern including weekends and Bank Holiday

What’s in it for you as our Trainee Bus Driver?

  • Fully paid for training (within our fantastic training school) to obtain your full PCV Licence
  • £11.50 p/h upon completion of training
  • Guaranteed hours with a salary circa £24,840, pension and discount schemes and more
  • To help you look the part, a full uniform will be provided
  • Continual training and development will be given to drive forward your career
  • FREE Travel to work! With our Ridacard on our buses and Edinburgh Trams

Before you hit the apply button, did you know that our drivers travel over half a million miles a week? That’s enough to take you to the moon and back!

So if you want to be part of the journey we would love to hear from you

Apply now with your CV and covering letter

Qualified PCV Drivers (Lothian Country)

Calling all Qualified PCV Bus Drivers….. Scotland’s Public Transport Operator of the Year 2018 is coming to West Lothian and we need you!

Lothian Country Buses is part of the hugely successful Lothian family and as we prepare to expand into West Lothian we’re looking for a large number of PCV Drivers to join us.

Why join us?

  1. Our rates of pay are highly competitive
  2. Career progression, there is ample opportunity to develop and progress
  3. Our fleet is one of the best and newest in the industry, here you will be treated more than just a number

PCV Bus Driver Requirements

  • Full PCV Licence
  • CPC Qualification Card
  • Exceptional customer service skills and great communication skills
  • Excellent driving skills and knowledge of traffic regulations
  • Flexibility to work various shift pattern including weekends and Bank Holidays

What’s in it for you as our Bus Driver?

  • A highly competitive £11.50 p/h
  • Guaranteed hours with a salary circa £24,840, pension and discount schemes and more
  • To help you look the part, a full uniform will be provided
  • Ongoing training and development to drive forward your career
  • Travel in Edinburgh and surrounding areas for FREE with your Ridacard valid on all our buses and Edinburgh Trams.

Before you hit the apply button, did you know that our drivers carry over 2.3 million customers a week? That would be the same as selling out Murrayfield Stadium approx. 34 times!

So if you want to be part of the journey we would love to hear from you.

PLEASE NOTE: interested but don’t have the necessary requirements? Don’t worry – we’re also looking for trainee bus drivers for Lothian Country.

Apply now with your CV and covering letter

Mechanics

Your role

Lothian Buses are the main bus provider in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas of Midlothian and East Lothian.  We are currently looking for Mechanics to join our Engineering team, with the choice of two working patterns:

  • Backshift Mon-Fri 1730 – 0100 (37.5 Hrs)
  • Working 4-shifts per week, rotating shift pattern working early and late (37 hrs)
Mechanic Responsibilities
  • To diagnose and carry out MOT preps, general vehicle repairs, servicing and parts replacement in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Vehicle fault diagnostics and repair including welding and repaint where necessary
  • To fully comply with all HS & E legislation along with Internal policies
  • Maintain and develop technical skills as required
  • Any duty deemed reasonable by the Engineering Manager and supervisors.
Mechanic Requirements
  • You must possess a full UK Driving Licence
  • Time Served Motor Vehicle Mechanic
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • An aptitude to develop others within the engineering team to improve efficiency
  • The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors
  • A PCV licence is desirable, ability to obtain PCV licence is essential
Benefits for you as a Lothian Mechanic
  • Hourly rate £16.43 – £18.28 p/h depending on role, pension and discount schemes and much more
  • Continual training and development to push forward your career
  • FREE Travel to work! With our Ridacard on our buses and Edinburgh Trams

If you think you fit the bill then we’d love to hear from you.

Apply now with your CV and covering letter

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

Qualified PCV Drivers

Qualified PCV Bus Driver vacancies

Lothian are the principal transport provider in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas of Midlothian and East Lothian We are continuing to grow our family and we don’t just hire anyone! We need the best bus drivers in the business, is that you?

Why join us?
  1. Our rates of pay are highly competitive, one of the best in the industry
  2. Career progression, there is ample opportunity to develop and progress
  3. Our fleet is one of the best and newest in the industry, here you will be treated more than just a number
PCV Bus Driver Requirements
  • Full PCV Licence
  • CPC Qualification Card
  • Exceptional customer service skills and clear communication skills
  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • Excellent driving skills and knowledge of traffic regulations
  • Flexibility to work various shift pattern including weekends and Bank Holidays
What’s in it for you as our Bus Driver?
  • Fully paid for training (within our fantastic training school)
  • £11.81 p/h upon completion of training rising to £13.81 p/h after 3 years
  • Guaranteed hours with a salary circa £25,509, pension and discount schemes and more
  • To help you look the part, a full uniform will be provided
  • Continual training and development will be given to drive forward your career
  • FREE Travel to work with our Ridacard on our buses and Edinburgh Trams

Before you hit the apply button, did you know that our drivers carry over 2.3 million customers a week? That would be the same as selling out Murrayfield Stadium approx. 34 times!

So if you want to be part of the journey we would love to hear from you

TO NOTE: If you don’t have the requirements for our PCV drivers don’t worry! We are looking for trainee bus drivers for East Coast Buses and Lothian.

Apply now with your CV and covering letter

Trainee Bus Drivers

Would you like to work for one of Edinburgh’s top 10 Employers?
What about getting an office with a view and being paid to travel?

Sounds good right?

Lothian Buses are the main bus provider in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas of Midlothian and East Lothian. We are on the lookout for new trainee bus drivers to literally sit in the driver’s seat and be an ambassador for the Lothian Family.

Bus driver responsibilities, pretty self-explanatory you would think? 

But no, there is more:
  • Ensuring the vehicle is driven safely at all times and to the high company standards
  • Engaging with customers and making sure they enjoy a safe and comfortable journey
  • Vehicle and route familiarisation
  • Assisting customers with potential queries
  • Giving timetable or route information
  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • Helping passengers who are having difficulty getting on or off the vehicle
  • Comply with all company policies including the Safety and Environmental Policy Statements and Drugs and Alcohol Policy
  • Recording driving hours and reporting any incidents
Trainee Bus Driver requirements
  • Full UK driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points
  • Exceptional customer service skills and clear communication skills
  • Excellent driving skills and knowledge of traffic regulations
  • Flexibility to work various shift pattern including weekends and Bank Holiday
What’s in it for you as our Trainee Bus Driver?
  • Fully paid for training (within our fantastic training school) to obtain your full PCV Licence
  • £11.81 p/h upon completion of training
  • Guaranteed hours with a salary circa £25,509, pension and discount schemes and more
  • To help you look the part, a full uniform will be provided
  • Continual training and development will be given to drive forward your career
  • FREE Travel to work with our Ridacard on our buses and Edinburgh Trams

Before you hit the apply button, did you know that our drivers travel over half a million miles a week? That’s enough to take you to the moon and back!

So if you want to be part of the journey we would love to hear from you

Apply now with your CV and covering letter