Questions and Answers about FirstGroup

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How does someone get hired at FirstGroup? What are the steps along the way?

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Pcv your hired that's it

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It is a very straight forward procedure as all applications and processes are dealt with via the online website

Answered - Revenue Assistant (Current Employee) - Manchester

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Apply online via First Bus website. An outside company does telephone interview asking customer service questions. Attend depot for maths / english test and driving assessment in a car. Interview with training manager. I was offered the job on the same day. Then you attend driver training for PCV.

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Apply to Olive Grove Sheffield,HR Dept.

Answered - Bus Driver (Former Employee) - Doncaster

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Online application, face to face, liscence application, medical, interview, driver training.

Answered - Bus Driver (Former Employee) - Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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For Bus driver...First of all you must apply online for a live vacancy, there will be some questions asked depending on whether you are a license holder or not. As a license holder I was asked details about my license and DQC status. I you meet minimum requirements at this stage then you will be invited to do an online Situational Judgement test. These questions are fairly common sense but do need some consideration as some of them could be two out of the three questions they offer you to choose from. If you pass this part (the pass threshold is not considerable) then in some instances i believe you have a brief telephone interview which i guess is to check you can string a sentence together and a few basic questions. If you are successful at the aforementioned then they will invite you for a face to face interview. This requires you to answer some fairly universal competency based questions which are asked of every candidate to ensure fairness. It would help to prepare for these, such as recalling times you have worked as a team, handling cash, conflict, lone working, dealt with challenges, responded to change in the work place, also think about why do you want to join first as they will ask you. As long as you prepare and communicate the answers well then there will be no problems. They anticipate that you will be nervous! We are only human. You will also do a drug and alcohol test on the day of interview. If you pass this stage then you will fill out a driver competence form which consists of some highway code sign questions, basic maths and some literacy. The results of this test are not the be all and end all so do not fret. They should at this point know if you are fit for the job and will usually tell you, so dont be afraid to ask them! Your start date would normally then be arranged and then all further correspondence is sent via email and is fairly straightforward, references etc...

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Just apply

Answered - Driver (Former Employee) - Bannockburn, Stirlingshire

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