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Take the wheel at QCity Transit

QCity Transit is on the lookout for new employees to get behind the wheel of their fleet of buses and coaches in and around Queanbeyan. They’re searching for part-time employees to join the team, offering part-time hours, flexibility and a bit of fun along the way!

Depot manager Stacey Carpenter says the ideal candidate is someone with good customer service skills and a focus on safety. “We teach them how to drive buses safely and capably; the next big thing is customer experience,” Stacey says. “We often have people who have a career change. We find that people who come out of caring or support roles often have a really good demeanour for a bus driver because they can communicate well with people. We offer training from C Class licences”.

Regional manager Steve Bushby says the positions may be of interest to those who are retired or looking to retire, and still maintain some flexible work. “We get a lot of people that have ‘had a go’ at retirement but it hasn’t worked,” he says. “The hours – morning and afternoon – suit those people.” Stacey says the QCity Transit team are like a “family” and new drivers will be immediately welcomed into the fold.

 

“It’s a nice friendly environment because Queanbeyan’s still got a ‘country town feel’ about it. You know all your passengers, you get to know the regulars, I’ve been working here for 20 years … you try to help out the customers the best you can, you go out of your way where possible. You’ve got to be a people person; you’ve got to be able to communicate well.”

- Joe Mikola,
QCity Transit bus driver

“I started working here in 2000 … It’s a beautiful place to work; it’s a ‘family’ organisation. The people that catch the bus, they are lovely people in Queanbeyan and Canberra.”

- Fala Faatamala,
QCity Transit bus driver

 

QCity Transit is recruiting for bus drivers, like Karyn Cook (pictured), for part time work.

The QCity Transit team is like a family, and drivers are encouragedto foster community connection.

“The work environment is a bit of a family. At this depot we all know each other, there’s been people around for a long time here, there’s a bit of fun to be had along the way,” she says. “We’re pretty connected with our community, so getting out amongst the community and engaging with them is really important, and we do expect that of our drivers as well.”

A ‘typical’ work day for a part-time driver would see recruits take a school bus route in the morning and afternoon, on a split-shift basis, with a potential charter route in between. “If someone’s looking for a really good work-life balance with a good bunch of people, it’s a really good fit,” Stacey says.

 

About the role

  • Are you semi-retired or returning mum/dad looking for a part-time position to ease back into the work force?
  • Are you interested in driving professionally and meeting people?
  • Do you want a stable career with a progressive company? 

Qcity Transit is presently seeking to increase its driving team.

tick Excellent pay
tick On the job training
tick Flexible working hours

A typical part-time shift includes 3 hours morning and afternoon, 5 days a week. In between you can sit back and relax and socialise with fellow drivers in the depot, or enjoy some retail therapy in the Queanbeyan CBD. After you settle in with us, if you enjoy your job, there will be an opportunity to increase the amount of driving hours you work.

No bus driving experience is necessary but the successful applicants must:

  • Attend a training program, which includes licence upgrade and Driver Authority training.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Have held a full Australian Car licence or a Light, Medium or Heavy Rigid Vehicle Licence for 12 months or longer.
  • Have an excellent driving record.
  • Be able to pass a Medical, Police check and Working with Children check. 

Qcity Transit holds accreditation with the NSW and ACT Governments. Accreditation ensures that bus and coach operators adhere to strict policies in relation to vehicle maintenance, safety management, drug & alcohol policy, service provision and driver training.

To register your interest for one of our driving team positions, please call 02 6299 3722 during business hours or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..