Bus Drivers

Women behind
the Wheel

Women bus drivers

There’s no escaping the fact that men outnumber women in the bus driving world. But more and more women are proving it’s a job they’re great at – and that bus driving is a career that suits them.

Here at Stagecoach we’re really keen to welcome women onto the team. Being a bus driver lets you use your customer service skills in a different way – to help people in your local community get from A to B.

You’ll also enjoy fully paid training, a good salary and benefits, overtime opportunities if you want them and shifts that enable you to plan your lifestyle. If you can drive a car, there’s nothing to stop you driving a bus.

How hard is it to learn to drive a bus? We asked Ferne McCann of TOWIE and This Morning fame to give it a go. She was happy to take on the challenge of gaining her licence, even though she wasn’t sure she’d succeed. Take a look at the video to see how she got on. (Spoiler alert – she did well!)

As Ferne proved there’s no need to be nervous about driving a bus – especially one of our modern fleet with power assisted steering and lots of other technology. Every day our female bus drivers are out on the road showing that they’re just as safe and confident behind the wheel as their male colleagues. We got three of our bus drivers together to tell you more about the job.

Yvette, Karisca and Amanda explain how they got in to bus driving and explain why it’s a job they enjoy.

Yvette, Karisca and Amanda talk about what it’s actually like to handle a double decker bus, and why they’re proud of what they do.


Driving a bus with Stagecoach is a job that could suit you right down to the ground. There’s only one way to find out – apply now and get started with your fully paid training. We’re looking for bus drivers in East London, South East London and Rainham, Essex.

Click on the relevant link to apply.