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


We're recruiting bus drivers for the New Year


Southern Vectis are looking to recruit up to 20 drivers and we're holding a Recruitment Day in the New Year.

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.

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.

Interested ? Then please call 01983 827000, 09.30 to 16.45, Monday to Friday to book a place.

The day will start at 09.00 in Newport (venue and date to be confirmed upon booking) and will consist of a presentation by Southern Vectis staff, a competency test, a driving assessment and a short interview.

You must bring with you on the day:
your valid UK driver's licence
your completed application form
your completed Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 form together with one original and in date item of identity listed in the appendix to that form.

If you do not bring all of these documents with you, you will not be allowed to stay.

We look forward to hearing from you !

Please note that previous applicants should not reapply. Thank you.


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Contact us

Call: 01983 827 000 [Mon - Fri 09.15 - 17:00]

Visit: Travel Shop, Newport Bus Station

Here you can get a key card
The key smartcard is a great way
of buying tickets for travel on Southern Vectis.
You can top-up your key with tickets safely
& securely online.
It will only take 3 hours for your online ticket to load
and then your key is ready for use on the bus.
Some of our tickets are only available on the key.

01983 523 831

07.00 - 18.00 Monday to Saturday              

09.00 - 17.00 Sundays

Newport shop unstaffed from 12.30 - 13.30 everyday

Visit: Travel Shop, Yarmouth bus station is now closed until March, 2017

Visit: Travel Shop,  Ryde bus station        09.00 - 15.00 daily

key helpline: 01202 678 100 [Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00]