Current Vacancies


fulfilling roles


Ever wondered what it would be like driving one of the islands green buses? We don't just employ people to drive the buses and to keep them well maintained. Our colleagues also work behind the scenes from cleaning buses each night, to creating the timetables and keeping our IT infrastructure operating. For our current vacancies, please see below.

career security


If you come to work for Southern Vectis you are not only joining a bus company with a long and distinguished history, but you are also joining Go-Ahead group, our parent company. Go-Ahead group is one of the largest UK based transport groups, originally established to run buses in the North East the group has grown to become one of the largest in the UK running not only buses but several rail franchises too. Bus operations include the North East, Oxford, East Anglia, London, Brighton and along the South Coast.

great training & benefits


When joining Southern Vectis, we offer a competitive rate of pay, holidays starting at twenty-five days per year (plus public holidays), company pension and free travel on Southern Vectis buses as well as the rest of Go-Ahead (except London) for yourself and immediate family as well as a range of employee discounts offered exclusively by a number of island businesses. We provide full driver training from day one, whether you have a bus license or not, we teach you how to drive!

Southern Vectis also provide ongoing training throughout your career with a team of fully qualified instructors.


Current Vacancies


Bus driving vacancies


We don't require you to have a bus licence as we will provide all the training you need to gain your PCV (bus) licence. We also welcome applications from holders of current PCV licences.

We're looking for great people to join our team working from our depot in Newport, as well as our outstations in Ryde and Alum Bay. You'll need to be a people person with a positive attitude, willing to treat every single customer just how you would want to be treated yourself. You should be customer focused and confident when dealing with people.

Ideally, you should hold a clean UK car licence that you have held for a minimum of 12-months and preferably with no endorsements or penalties.

Whilst not compulsory, preference will be given to applicants who have already obtained their provisional PCV (bus) driving licence. Please contact us for more details on this.

Our drivers work shifts, five out of seven days per week, including weekends and bank holidays. We would require you to work a minimum of 40 hours per week covering early shifts that could start from 4am and late shifts finishing after midnight.

In return you can expect to earn £20,800 per annum basic after a qualifying period, Company pension and free bus travel for you and your immediate family on Southern Vectis and sister companies throughout England. There are regular opportunities to increase earning through overtime.

If you are a dependable and reliable person who enjoys working with people of all ages and helping others, then please read the points to consider from the link below and download and complete the application form and send it to us at Bus Driving Vacancies, Southern Vectis, Nelson Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1RD. Or alternatively, email back to us at

You will also need to download and complete an Asylum and Immigration Act form to confirm your entitlement to work in the UK, even if you hold British Nationality.

Southern Vectis, part of the Go-Ahead Group, is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Other vacancies


A Vacancy has arisen for a "skilled shift vehicle fitter/mechanic" to work a 37 hour week, any 4/5 of 7 within the Newport engineering facility servicing and maintaining the Islands modern bus fleet to high standards.

Candidates should hold a current driving licence, a PCV/HGV licence would be advantageous. The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team is essential.

A competitive remuneration and holiday package is offered for the successful candidate.


Please apply in writing, marked Private & Confidential to:-

Mr J Rose, Depot Engineer
Southern Vectis
Nelson Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 1RD

Closing Date: Monday 18th February 2019

‘Southern Vectis is an equal opportunities employer’

We are part of the Go-Ahead Group






contact us

customer services:

Monday to Friday 8am - 6.30pm

call: 0330 0539 182


visit: Travel Shop, Newport Bus Station 

Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm        

Sundays and Bank Holidays 9am - 5pm

visit: Travel Shop, Ryde Bus Station

Monday - Sunday 9am - 3pm