Do First Bus pay breaks?
No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at First Bus.
Public Transport Providers who pay breaks include CrossCountry, TransPennine Express and Transport for Wales.
Last updated 3 February 2023
How we know this
Based on 85 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?
- CrossCountry Most people get paid breaks
- TransPennine Express Most people get paid breaks
- Transport for Wales Most people get paid breaks
- Hitachi Most people get paid breaks
- South Western Railway Most people get paid breaks
- Nexus Tyne and Wear Most people get paid breaks
- Northern Rail Most people get paid breaks
- Southeastern Most people get paid breaks
- Great Western Railway Most people get paid breaks
- Govia Thameslink Railway Most people get paid breaks
Jobs at First Bus
Jobs where breaks are paid
What people are saying about sick pay at First Bus
Driving, Meeting people, Learning new routes and buses
Work hours, Stress, abusive passengers and no toilet breaks between routes
First Bus Bus driver, August 2022
I get to drive around
Meet some nice people
Plenty of hours
Nice bonus for working overtime
Staggered shifts every week
Allocated holiday and its hard to change
Most buses don't have air con
Abuse from passengers
Not much time to complete routes
Telematics make driving hard
Days off are not ideal sometimes
First Bus PCV driver, August 2022
Variety, camaraderie with other drivers, being out and about
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
First Bus Bus driver, July 2022