Current Vacancies


fulfilling roles


Ever wondered what it is like working for a bus operator? We don't just employ people to drive the buses and to keep them well maintained. Our staff also work behind the scenes from cleaning every bus each night to creating the timetables and keeping our IT infrastructure operating. See our current vacancies 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 pay package, 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 PCV license or not, we teach you how to drive!

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


Current Vacancies


Bus driving vacancies


We're looking for great people to join our team working from our depots in various locations across the Island. 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 driver's licence that you have held for a minimum of 12 months and preferably with no endorsements or penalties.

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

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

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 5am and late shifts finishing after midnight.

In return you can expect to earn £19,000 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.

If you are a dependable and reliable person who enjoys working with people of all ages and helping others then please apply by downloading and completing an application form below. 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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contact us

customer services:

Monday to Friday 8am - 6.30pm

call: 0330 0539 182


visit: Travel Shop, Newport Bus Station 

Monday to Saturday 7am - 6pm              

Sundays 9am - 5pm

(not staffed from daily 12.30pm - 1.30pm)

visit: Travel Shop, Ryde Bus Station

Monday - Sunday 9am - 3pm 

visit: Travel Shop, Yarmouth Bus Station

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