Northern Ireland

Translink looking for bus drivers

Public transport workers have staged a number of strikes in the region in recent months
A Translink Metro bus Public transport workers have staged a number of strikes in the region in recent months (Liam McBurney/PA)

Translink have invited people across the north to apply to become bus drivers.

The company has launched a recruitment drive offering “full training” and “attractive salary and benefits” to any successful applicants.



The salary is £27,233, increasing to £27,778 per annum for full time employees with the opportunity to earn more.

Translink says it is looking for drivers in the Belfast area and various locations throughout the north.

Applicants must have two years car driving experience and be aged 21 or over in order to obtain a PCV licence.

The deadline to apply is 12pm on Monday February 26.

Translink said: “With us you’ll be so much more than a bus driver; you’ll be the face of Translink! You will play a pivotal role within our community, safely keeping Northern Ireland moving, should that be to school, work, social events or appointments.”

The recruitment drive comes after a bus and rail strike planned for February 15 was called off. Workers have walked out six times since December in a dispute over pay.

Unions announced the strike was off after devolution at Stormont was restored.

However, a 72-hour strike beginning on February 27 is still set to go ahead if there is no pay offer.