I worked here as a agency driver, Doing red bus service routes from their garage in Hackney..
First week training class, Seemed to flowed very nicely but once they wanted you out on the road they didn't even care if you knew the route correctly they just wanted buses on the road.
My experience of this company was this, Agency drivers are not given driving assessments or knowledge they knew how to use the equipment provide such as Ibus and Osyster machine, One agency driver got lost twice in service, And had to be directed by to the garage to the stand..
My experience was this. I was told to route learn while the route was under contract with another company (they just won the route), So I was told learn it as a passenger, Which isn't ideal, I asked for further training with a driver who knew the route so I take a turn after so I felt happy and comfortable ,
To which they refused and kept putting me on a rota, In the end as agency driver was able to move on without a problem but I found it very unprofessional that a company would just throw people out on the road without the proper knowledge of turning points and knowing the route correctly