Do First Bus pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at First Bus.

Public Transport Providers who pay breaks include TransPennine Express, Transport for Wales and South Western Railway.

Last updated 14 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 62 job reviews from people who work at First Bus.

87% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Which public transport providers pay breaks?

  1. TransPennine Express Most people get paid breaks
    9.4
  2. Transport for Wales Most people get paid breaks
    9.0
  3. South Western Railway Most people get paid breaks
    8.9
  4. CrossCountry Most people get paid breaks
    8.8
  5. Southern Most people get paid breaks
    8.7
  6. Northern Rail Most people get paid breaks
    8.6
  7. Hitachi Most people get paid breaks
    8.5
  8. West Midlands Trains Most people get paid breaks
    8.5
  9. Greater Anglia Most people get paid breaks
    8.4
  10. Metrobus Most people get paid breaks
    8.4

What people are saying about sick pay at First Bus

  • Best thing

    Variety, camaraderie with other drivers, being out and about

    Worst thing

    Low wages for high responsibilities. Long hours, unpaid breaks, unpaid link-time, and unpaid walking time. Harsh sickness policy. Shift working hours disrupting sleep and family patterns

    2.8

    First Bus Employee, July 2022