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06-12-2013, 05:44   #1
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Dublin Bus looking for Drivers

Dublin bus are looking to recruit part time drivers working late shifts Thursdays to Sundays, and Fridays to Mondays.

I'm a Dublin bus driver and I'm just letting people know about it.

Whatever other people tell you, it is a good job and its not a bad place to work.

If you have any questions about the job I'd like to help

http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Human-Resources/

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What kind of time frame is a 'late shift'? 1600->midnight?
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It's great that the company is hiring again, so it's obviously a good sign that things could be on the up. It's certainly a job I'd like to do, and I do agree that it's a good one. Working late is grand as well, but it would mean having to sacrifice a social life on weekends, which may not suit all.

Unfortunately, it seems harder to get into now, unless one has the D licence (easily obtainable) and the CPC course as well, so obviously some previous experience in a similar role, or experience driving a HGV is needed.
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What kind of time frame is a 'late shift'? 1600->midnight?
Generally it would start between 1500 and 1600 and finish between 12 and 0100
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I find it strange that they are hiring considering they were looking for cuts. Still good news on the job front though.
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I find it strange that they are hiring considering they were looking for cuts. Still good news on the job front though.
Dublin bus are short staffed by about 100 drivers.

By hiring more drivers they will save on paying drivers overtime rates to cover the work
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Dublin bus are short staffed by about 100 drivers.

By hiring more drivers they will save on paying drivers overtime rates to cover the work
Would that overtime rate be more than the weekly wage of the new drivers?
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A new driver would probably get about €110 for a days work.

A driver there at the moment would get about €175 for a days overtime.

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"Dublin Bus looking for Drivers"

where did it last remember leaving them?
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If you have any questions about the job I'd like to help
Hi Careful_now,

The website says;

You will be employed to operate scheduled services covering late shifts on a 4-day week from Thursday to Monday with the opportunity to progress to a 5-day week with rotating shifts''

Do you think initially this job would be on the night links ?

How long do you think it would be to get on the rotating 5-day shift ?

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No. It wouldn't be the night links. You would be working late duties usually starting between 3 and 4 o'clock and finishing about 12.30. Night links are optional and when you are assigned which depot you are going to you should be able to apply to get the night links if you want them.

As for getting on the 5 day shift. Honestly, that's up to the company. Shouldn't be more than a year or two.
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Hi Careful_now!,

I live just off the N11 on the QBC.

If successful with my application Donnybrook Garage would be ideal for me.

Would they likely place me in my preferred depot ?

Is Donnybrook one of the harder or easier ones to get into, or what way does this work ?

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Hi Careful_now!,

I live just off the N11 on the QBC.

If successful with my application Donnybrook Garage would be ideal for me.

Would they likely place me in my preferred depot ?

Is Donnybrook one of the harder or easier ones to get into, or what way does this work ?

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Donnybrook is probably the biggest depot so you would have a good chance if getting that one.

They do try to facilitate everybody with the depot that's nearest their home, but that's not always possible.

If you are put in a depot that you don't like, you are suppose to wait 3 months before you can apply for a transfer, but if you talk to your union rep they can usually speed up the process.
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Can anybody tell me what date the applications have to be submitted by ?
Took a look at the website but i couldn't see anything.
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