Bus driver at Abellio

People in this role may also be known as bus and coach drivers.

5 workers in this role at Abellio have taken the survey.

How much does Abellio pay bus drivers?

Bus driver at Abellio
£13.26–14.76
Typical range
£9.52–13.50

Bus driver employees at Abellio are typically paid £13.26–14.76 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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What are the hours like for bus driver employees at Abellio?

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  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do bus drivers at Abellio get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for bus drivers to take sick leave at Abellio?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    60% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do bus drivers at Abellio get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do bus drivers get of their shift pattern at Abellio?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 20% report getting one week notice or less
    • 20% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 20% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Excellent
  • No unpaid extra work

    Do bus drivers at Abellio do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

What is career progression like for bus drivers at Abellio?

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  • No career progression

    Are bus drivers given support to progress at Abellio?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 100% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do bus drivers get enough training when they start at Abellio?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from bus drivers at Abellio

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  • Best thing

    Dealing with people and helping

    Worst thing

    When you are not appreciated

    6.4

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    I love driving and meet others.

    Worst thing

    The whole management. You feel like a number not a person.

    2.0

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Saying good morning to my passengers and helping get key workers to there place of work.

    4.2

    Bus driver, January 2021

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How Abellio ranks

Abellio ranks joint 5th to work for in bus or coach driver employers

  1. 4 Brighton & Hove Buses
    7.3
  2. 5= Abellio
    7.2
  3. 5= Nottingham City Transport
    7.2