About us

Careers

Careers

At Lothian Buses we have taken great care in recruiting a customer focused and dedicated team so Edinburgh’s residents and visitors can rely on us.

Our goal is to provide a safe, reliable and customer friendly experience for our passengers. From bus drivers and engineers, to support staff, we all appreciate the role we have to play to deliver excellence for Edinburgh.

We want to hear from you if you have what it takes to join our incredible team.

Our People

Deborah Walker, Engineering Administrator

Deborah Walker, Engineering Administrator

​Why did you join Lothian Buses?

I applied for a job at Lothian Buses to become part of a well known growing company and to take advantage of the fantastic staff benefits they offer. I joined the company 7 years ago and still enjoy my job today.

What does your day involve?

My day involves keeping vehicle records, tax discs and MOT’s up to date, as well as ensuring the DVLA are aware of any changes made to our vehicle specifications.

What’s your favourite part of the job?

I enjoy the variance of tasks I am given day to day. I am also constantly learning new skills and improving on my knowledge of the company.

Steve McQueen, Depot Manager Longstone

Steve McQueen, Depot Manager Longstone

​Why did you join Lothian Buses?

After retiring from 22 years of military service with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, my family and I relocated to Edinburgh. I joined the Company as a driver in March 2003 and since then I have worked hard to progress through the company, being promoted to Depot Manager in 2011.

What does your day involve?

My day begins monitoring the prompt dispatch of 170 buses from Longstone Depot. Throughout the day, I ensure service levels are maintained and liaise with other departments and depots as required. Another key part of my day is offering support to staff through our ‘open door’ policy.

What’s your favourite part of the job?

I like the variety, challenges and learning each day brings. No two days are the same and I especially like coming into contact with people from all walks of life with a variety of skills and needs.  In short, I enjoy all aspects of my job.

Craig McGuiness, Engineer

Craig McGuiness, Engineer

Why did you join Lothian Buses?

I joined Lothian Buses as an apprentice after leaving school, at just 16 years old. After 4 years training I was fully qualified and was offered a full time job with the company.

What does your day involve?

My day consists of carrying out vehicle examinations at our Central Depot. I test the vehicles for any issues as part of their thorough servicing programme. I check all aspects of the vehicle including brakes, suspension and steering.

What’s your favourite part of the job?

I enjoy the consistency of the work I am given and the atmosphere in the workshop. Although we all work extremely hard, as a team we always find time to have a laugh and joke with each other which can make a real difference to your day.​

Gavin Corbett, Driver

Gavin Corbett, Driver

Why did you join Lothian Buses?

Growing up I always had an interest in transport. My dad was a bus driver and when I was accepted for a job at Lothian Buses I was thrilled to be offered the chance to work for such a fantastic company.

What does your day involve?

My day begins by signing on for my shift at the traffic office and checking for any new notices that may affect my route. I then have to examine my bus for any faults before departing to start service. When on service a key part of my job is ensuring I provide the best customer service I possibly can as a representative of the company.

I am also Union Convenor at Central Depot and part of my role is to assist drivers who may need help on work or personal related issues.

What’s your favourite part of the job?

I really enjoy driving around our city, especially on a lovely summer’s day. As a driver you get to see all the different places Edinburgh has to offer. It is also really satisfying assisting people who are unfamiliar with our city and need help finding their way around.​