Bus driver at Blackpool Transport

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

5 workers in this role at Blackpool Transport have taken the survey.

How much does Blackpool Transport pay bus drivers?

Bus driver at Blackpool Transport
£9.60–12.50
Typical range
£9.52–13.50

Bus driver employees at Blackpool Transport are typically paid £9.60–12.50 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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What is management like for bus driver employees at Blackpool Transport?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do bus drivers think Blackpool Transport head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    60% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do bus drivers at Blackpool Transport feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Long weekends when we get them.

    Worst thing

    Management dictating how to do the work under stress yet they don't know what it's actually like out there

    5.5

    Employee, September 2021

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What are the hours like for bus driver employees at Blackpool Transport?

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  • People do unpaid extra work

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

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for bus drivers to book a holiday at Blackpool Transport?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    60% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 40% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 60% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% 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
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Blackpool Transport managers change bus drivers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do bus drivers at Blackpool Transport worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    80% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

What is career progression like for bus drivers at Blackpool Transport?

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Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do bus drivers get enough training when they start at Blackpool Transport?

    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 Blackpool Transport

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  • Worst thing

    Being mismanaged and treated poorly

    3.7

    Employee, September 2021

How Blackpool Transport ranks

Blackpool Transport ranks joint 10th to work for in bus or coach driver employers

  1. 9 Arriva
    6.0
  2. 10= Blackpool Transport
    5.9
  3. 10= Cardiff Bus
    5.9