Bus Drivers

Published on Monday, January 10, 2022

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.

Minimum Requirements

B Licence Applicants  

  • A valid driving licence Category B (for a minimum of 2 years) with no endorsements
  • A valid D Licence Learner Permit. This can be obtained by completing the theory test for D licence. This can be done through theorytest.ie
  • 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). This can be done through theorytest.ie 

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, click on Driver CPC then click on My CPC.

Please note if you do not have the minimum criteria your application will not be considered 

Recruitment Process: Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills and fluency in English, both written and spoken.  Please read our information booklet which can be found here to ensure you are familiar with the application process. 

Salary: Average salary €791.55 per week (5-day week inclusive of shift and Sunday premium), increasing to €916.50 (6 year pay scale).

Shifts: New drivers will operate scheduled services covering a 5-day week with rotating shifts (including night service).

Training: Initial training and mentoring is provided as well as on-going training and development (including periodic CPC).

Benefits: 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 

To apply please click on the following link; Dublin Bus E-Recruitment Site

Click the "Search" button at the bottom of the page. Click on Professional Bus Driver.

If you are having problems submitting your bus driver application online, please contact busdriverrecruitment@dublinbus.ie, we will provide you with assistance to submit your application form.

Alternatively, you can apply by filling out PDF application form; Click here. To apply using the PDF application follow the below steps;
1. Open the form, download the application in PDF format and save the application to your desktop.
2. Submit your completed application form using the submit button at the end of the form or save the form and send it in an email it to busdriverrecruitment@dublinbus.ie

Applications without scans of required documents (licences, CPC cards etc.) will not be processed.  

Shortlisting will apply.

Closing date for applications is Friday 31 March 2023.

Data Retention and your legal rights:
Applications will be kept for 18 months in line with our Data Retention Policy to 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.

Route Planner
Travelling From
Going To
Plan My Route

Search by
Search by route
Search by
Search by place