Oxford Bus Company ups bonus scheme to attract drivers
Oxford Bus Company is enhancing its driver signing-on bonus to boost its on-going recruitment campaign.
The Go-Ahead-owned company has increased its bonus scheme by £1,000 to take it to £3,000 in a bid to further encourage jobseekers to become bus drivers. This increase in its PCV Driver Recruitment and Retention Bonus Scheme forms the latest part of its recruitment strategy. The scheme was first introduced in October 2021 to encourage current PCV drivers who hold a full bus license (with a minimum of 12 months CPC) to apply. The bonus is paid in instalments as milestones are achieved.
The bonus payments are made when drivers hit four key milestones: driving on the road independently, passing probation and then at months six and 12 months after passing probation. The spread of the payments is designed to improve driver retention rates and to reward dedication to the bus company.
“The bonus offers a real incentive to join the company and demonstrates how committed Oxford Bus Company is to rewarding staff and building its team” – Mark Bumann
Mark Bumann, who joined Oxford Bus Company earlier this year after 12 years’ service at another bus operator, said: “The PCV drivers’ bonus is really impressive. I have already received my first bonus payment and as soon as I pass my probation, I will receive another £500. The bonus offers a real incentive to join the company and demonstrates how committed Oxford Bus Company is to rewarding staff and building its team.
“The company is flexible and I can plan my work schedule around my life, so my rota works for me and the company.
“I’m really enjoying my new job. Bus and coach driving is an important job, is rewarding and I’d encourage people to give it a go. Oxford Bus Company is always looking to the future, to see how they can improve the customer experience or do things differently.”