Job Opportunities

At Edwards, we pride ourselves in being one of Wales’ premier tour operators as well as being a well-established family business. Our company culture is friendly and relaxed. On top of the job opportunities and training on offer, we firmly believe that people are at the heart of our business and success.

Our colleagues do amazing things each day: transporting our passengers to and from their holiday destinations, school and work; diagnosing and repairing electrical or mechanical faults on Coaches; provide an excellent level of service to our customers; and are experts in their fields.

We are looking for talented and customer focused people who understand that outstanding customer service is key to everything we do. If you would like to join our team please check out our current vacancies.


PSV / HGV Fitter / Engineer (Based in Llantrisant)

Employee Status:  Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

Introduction

Edwards Coaches Ltd (ECL) is looking for a skilled PSV/ HGV fitter/ engineer to join their depot at Bristol. ECL is a fifth generation multi skilled family business and 2016 UK ‘Coach Operator of the Year’. We are the UK’s leading travel and transport company that carries 80,000 holiday passengers yearly, transports 9,400 school children daily, covering 11 million miles a year and employing 570 staff across multi sites.

Edwards are at the forefront of the transport industry and are very proud of its team that delivers the safest and highest engineering standards, constantly striving for perfection and customer satisfaction. As with any business our staff are key and play a huge role in future success, so we work extremely hard to offer a safe, productive and profitable working environment. Our customers know ECL is a name they can trust and our loyal workforce are driven by that.

‘Believing in better’ has helped us become a thriving business, multi UK award winning in the travel and transport industry. We’ve developed amazing products and services and delivered exceptional levels of service across all fascists of the travel and transport industry. Our success is largely thanks to the dedicated people that work here. You will become part of a very energetic and successful hard working team that continually delivers brilliant results, the right way.

 

Position Overview: 

  • The successful candidate’s will work under our Workshop Manger and ensure its fleet of modern vehicles are maintained to the highest of standards and above the legal requirements and guidelines carrying out routine inspections, servicing and repairs. Compliance with strict Health and Safety standards

 

Your skills:

  • A fully qualified technician with either City & Guilds or NVQ level (ideally HGV / PSV);
  • Experience maintaining and repairing commercial vehicles such as HGV, PSV or LGV’s ;
  • Fully conversant with the safe operation of workshop equipment, vehicle lifts, etc.;
  • PSV/HGV 1 licence or happy to obtain;
  • Willing to work overtime as and when required.

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results then you could be the next big part of our team. Please send your CV to recruitment@edwardscoaches.co.uk or apply below.

It’s our people that make ECL one of the UK’s leading transport and travel companies.

Job Type: Full-time

Part-Time School Driver (Based in Llantrisant)

Post Title:                 School Bus Driver

Responsible To:     Transport Manager

Job Summary:        Our School Drivers transport children to and from school each day, always ensuring that their safety comes first.

Job Duties

  • Complete vehicle checks prior to journeys to ensure that the vehicle is legal, safe and clean;
  • Ensure that all relevant paperwork is present e.g. Driving Licence, School Transport signs, CRB Card, High-Visibility clothing, etc.;
  • Drive on pre-determined routes and maintain appropriate time schedules;
  • Check boarding passes for each passenger to ensure they are able to board the vehicle;
  • Assist passengers (where required) to board or alight the vehicle;
  • Complete CPC training annually;
  • Ensure that health and safety regulations and rules are followed;
  • Check the vehicle for lost property and hand into a Supervisor;
  • Provide excellent levels of customer service to all passengers, ensuring that you are approachable, calm and professional at all times;
  • Report all incidents to the Transport Manager immediately and complete incident reporting forms;
  • In the event of a breakdown, ensure that all relevant procedures are followed; and
  • Any other duties as requested by the Manager.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Category D driving licence and up to date CPC
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to keep clam in stressful situations
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and use own initiative
  • Previous schools contract experience would be an advantage

National Express Coach Driver (Based in Swansea)

National Express Coach Drivers – Swansea

Edwards Coaches Ltd is at the forefront of the passenger transport industry. We are very proud of our reputation for safety, dependability and providing excellent customer service. As we continue to expand, we are looking to recruit experienced Coach Drivers to work on our National Express Network. You will be based at our Llansamlet depot in Swansea.

We would expect you to take pride in your work and appearance and be used to providing exceptional customer service. Ideally you will have long distance coach driving experience and need to be of a reasonable fitness level as you will be required to assist with luggage loading and unloading.

A category D license with no more than 3 penalty points is essential. In addition you will need a good working knowledge of EC drivers hours and tachograph regulations. You must hold a current Driver CPC qualification and digital tachograph card.

In return we offer –

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Bonus payments for safe driving
  • 30 days holiday per year
  • Rostered work
  • Holiday and travel discounts
  • Free National Express travel for you and a partner
  • Full training including free CPC, vehicle and route learning

National Express Coach Driver (Based in Llantrisant)

Coach Driver

Edwards Coaches Ltd is at the forefront of the passenger transport industry. We are very proud of our reputation for safety, dependability and providing excellent customer service. As we continue to expand, we are looking to recruit experienced Coach Drivers to work on our National Express Network. You will be based at our depot based in Llantrisant.

We would expect you to take pride in your work and be used to providing exceptional customer service. A category D licence with no more than 3 penalty points is essential. In addition you will need a good working knowledge of EC drivers’ hours and tachograph regulations. You must hold a current Driver CPC qualification and digital tachograph card.

In return we offer –

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • 30 days’ holidays per annum, increasing with service to 33 days
  • Bonus payments for safe driving
  • Rostered work
  • Holiday and travel discounts
  • Free National Express travel for you and a family member
  • Full training including free CPC, vehicle and route learning

National Express Coach Driver (Based in London Heathrow)

Position: Coach Driver

 

Primary Location – London Heathrow

Employee Status – Permanent

Schedule – Full or part time positions available

Closing Date – Ongoing

 

Coach Drivers

 

Edwards is at the forefront of the transport industry and is very proud of its team that delivers the safest and highest standards of customer service. We continue to grow from strength to strength and as part of this growth we are looking to recruit Coach Drivers to work out of our London Heathrow depot as part of our long term National Express Contract.

 

You will drive a state-of-the-art coach and take your passengers to their destination in safety, on time and in comfort.

 

Naturally, safety is paramount and you’ll operate within legal requirements such as tachographs, VDF’s and drivers hours’ regulations. You’ll also be there to ensure all vehicle defects and any incidents are reported in line with company procedures.

 

In return we offer:-

 

Excellent rates of pay  Mon – Fri £12ph        Sat £15ph        Sun £17ph

4 weeks holiday a year

Holiday and travel discounts

Full training including free CPC, vehicle and route learning

 

You will need to be 21 years old or over, hold a valid clean PCV licence, a valid DQC card and a digital tachograph card.

 

If you feel you have the right skills and experience, please email today to register your interest. Please confirm your name, contact details and confirmation of your relevant experience and valid licences.

richardt@edwardscoaches.co.uk

 

 

Data Protection – Using your personal information

The information you provide in application for this role will be used solely for the purpose of determining your suitability for employment.  Information from your application will not be shared with any other companies or organisations outside of Edwards Coaches Ltd.  Please note, by submitting this application, we will take this as your consent to hold your application and the data held within it for a period of 6 months.  This will enable us to process your application and keep you on file for a period afterwards should an opportunity arise.  After this 6 month period your information will be destroyed.  Should you wish to revoke your consent at any time please contact the HR Department by emailing HR@edwardscoaches.co.uk.