Careers with Translink


With us you’ll be so much more than a Bus Driver; you’ll be the face of Translink! You will play a pivotal role within our community, safely keeping Northern Ireland moving, should that be to school, work, social events or appointments.

To find out more about becoming a bus driver read the information booklet here.

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Bus Driver opportunities

Career / Networking Events

Ards and North Down Careers Fair 
Wednesday 7th February 10.00am – 3.00pm
Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex

Good Vibes Only' Showcase (Employability & wellbeing event) 
Thursday 8th February 10.00am – 4.00pm
Abbeycentre Shopping Centre, Newtownabbey

Lisburn Jobs Fair
Thursday 29th February 10:30am - 2:30pm
Lagan Valley, LeisurePlex, Lisburn

Full Training Provided

If you don’t already have a bus driving licence, we provide the training to get you one!

Our recruitment team gets you licence ready before you head to the training school where our dedicated trainers start the lessons. Our expert Training Team have a wealth of bus driving and customer service experience between them.

Our training starts in the classroom which includes preparation for the PCV theory test. Following this you’ll be trained out on the road on one of Translink’s training buses. Whilst out on the roads with the Training team you will gain vast experience of different environments, road types, traffic conditions as well as being trained up on various vehicle types from single deck to double deck.

We also provide specialised Customer Service training to prepare you for the road ahead, as well as making you an expert on our ticketing machines.

Once fully trained and road ready you will head to your depot where you will be paired up with a dedicated and experienced mentor driver who will show you the routes you will be driving.

On top of that you will continually be trained on our newest vehicles and technology.

This is an exciting time to join Translink

Watch our Bus Driver video below to hear from our colleagues.

Belfast Area Locations

  • Milewater Service Centre (Metro Bus Driver & Glider Driver)
  • Falls
  • Short Strand
  • Newtownabbey (Metro & Ulsterbus)
  • Carrickfergus

Southern Area Locations

  • Newcastle (Ballynahinch, Kilkeel, Cranfield)
  • Downpatrick (Ardglass)
  • Newry (Crossmaglen, Forkhill, Newtownhamilton, Warrenpoint, Rathfriland)
  • Europa Bus Centre (Ballygowan)
  • Lisburn Dromore (Dromara)
  • Craigavon (Banbridge)
  • Armagh (Keady, Middletown, Tievenamara)
  • Bangor
  • Newtownards (Portaferry)

Northern Area Locations

  • Coleraine (Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Kilrea, Portrush, Limavady)
  • Ballymena (Cushendall, Ballymena, Portglenone)
  • Antrim (Crumlin)
  • Larne (Ballyclare)
  • Enniskillen (Belcoo, Castlecaldwell, Fivemiletown, Lisnaskea, Teemore)
  • Omagh (Castlederg, Dromore Sixmilecross)
  • Magherafelt (Cookstown, Draperstown)
  • Dungannon (Augher)
  • Derry~Londonderry (Claudy, Dungiven, Strabane) - Not currently recruiting for this area

Why Work With Us?

Our employees are our number one asset which is why Translink always aims to recruit, retain and motivate the best. 

More on Why Work With Us?

Career Development
Translink understands the importance and value of investing in their employees development and are ready to help you successfully grow with the company.
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Employee Wellbeing
We encourage our employees to look after their own wellbeing so we run a range of Employee Wellbeing initiatives which you can participate in such as the Hiking Club, charity fundraisers, topical webinars and e-learning modules, and our Wellbeing Ambassadors can provide you with support on issues such as menopause.
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Staff Benefits
As an employee you’ll benefit from top of the range training along with a competitive salary, competitive annual leave and a friendly working environment.
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Pension Scheme
Our pension scheme is the Northern Ireland Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC).
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Employee Support
You will have access to a trained in-house counsellor and an Employee Assistance Programme which includes a 24/7 free confidential telephone service and access to an online Hub for a range of self-help information
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Investing in the Future
Translink is committed to taking responsibility for our own activities on customers, suppliers, employees, stakeholders and communities. 
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Translink is an Equal Opportunities Employer, committed to creating a workplace that has an inclusive culture to ensure we attract, retain and develop a diverse range of talented individuals. More on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Our Values

The Translink SPIRIT values are guiding principles that are part of our culture to enable us to lead, inspire and succeed in delivering our services.

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