Professional Bus Drivers

Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

We are recruiting Professional Bus Drivers to join us in delivering a quality customer service. We are looking for people who will operate our buses safely and efficiently and who will make every effort to ensure our customers have a positive experience of Dublin Bus.

Essential Criteria

All applicants must have the following criteria. Proof of which must be submitted along with your application form. 

B Licence Applicants:

  • A valid driving licence Category B (for a minimum of 2 years) with no endorsements
  • A valid D licence Learner Permit
  • A valid CPC Bus Case Study sheet (Please note, the CPC bus case study is only valid for a period of 2 years from its date of issue.)

D Licence Applicants:

  • Full category Irish D licence
  • Up to date valid driver qualification card, category D (CPC card)
  • An up-to-date copy from the online CPC Driver Portal as proof that your CPC is up-to-date, go to www.rsa.ie, click on Professional Drivers, Driver CPC and My CPC

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills and fluency in English, both written and spoken. Candidates will be required to do an online assessment, pass a preliminary driving skills test, a competency-based interview, and pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Salaries & Work Patterns
Salaries begin at €632.05 per week (4-day week inclusive of shift and Sunday premium), increasing to €859.62 (5-day week inclusive of shift and Sunday premium). 

These roles operate scheduled services covering late shifts on a 4-day week from Thursday to Monday with the opportunity to progress to a 5-day week with rotating shifts. Initial training and mentoring is provided as well as on-going training and development (including periodic CPC).

On appointment (following a probationary period of 12 months) we will offer you a wide range of benefits including either a company pension scheme or a PRSA pension scheme, a subsidised medical scheme, free bus travel and concessionary rail travel.

How to Apply & Application Process:
This detailed booklet outlines the recruitment process for Professional Bus Drivers and further information about the role. Please read this carefully before applying. 

To apply online please follow these steps.

  1. Click on this application form and save the form to your desktop.
  2. Complete all sections of the form accurately. 
  3. Email your completed application form along with scans or photos of your documents to busdriverrecruitment@dublinbus.ie and please put Professional Bus Driver in the subject line. 
  4. You will receive an acknowledgement email when your application form and documents have been submitted.

A full list of what documents are required is outlined in “Essential criteria” above

The online application form must be completed in full and emailed with the accompanying documents required. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Closing date for applications is Friday 31st December 2021.

Data Retention and your legal rights:
Applications will be kept for 18 months in line with our Data Retention PolicyTo exercise your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Acts 1988-2018, please email  dataprotection@dublinbus.ie 

Dublin Bus is an equal opportunities employer.


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