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Which company to work for?

Postby Driver6M » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:58 pm

Hi everyone

I am looking to change career and enter the transport industry as a bus driver. Does anyone have an opinion about which bus company and or depot would be the best to work for, ie the best salary, working hours and working environment ? I live in the NE suburbs of Melbourne. I am considering obtaining a HR non syncro license as I love a challenge and also have the option of truck driving in future (would a non syncro license be frowned upon as I'm guessing its not needed?). Any information appreciated, thank you very much.
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Re: Which company to work for?

Postby funbus » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:40 am

Hello,

Its definitely good to have your non syncro licence, as even though all those types of buses are being phased out, It shows that you must have good driving abilities to obtain it, and you are employable in any circumstances to drive any bus.

Its worth getting a bit of experience with some smaller tour bus or party bus operators just to build up experience and get paid some good money along the way.

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Re: Which company to work for?

Postby Driver6M » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:08 am

Hi Funbus

Thanks for your views on entering the transport industry, every bit of advise helps.
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Re: Which company to work for?

Postby Alstom 888M » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:08 am

While I know that some companies will train you to get an MR license in-house, I got mine myself along with my DC and WWCC. It shows you are keen and willing to put the effort in.
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Re: Which company to work for?

Postby Driver6M » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:10 am

Thanks Alstom. I'll get every license and check before applying. Seems like the best thing to do.
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