In 1919 Henry Lee, a bicycle salesman from London, moved to Graveley in Huntingdonshire, bought an American ambulance and made it into the first Whippet coach. After three generations of family ownership the company became part of the Tower Transit Group in November 2014. www.towertransit.co.uk
Whippet Coaches takes great pride in operating buses and coaches. Our aim is to operate reliable, reasonably priced services driven by friendly drivers. We run local buses (including one of the routes along the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway) and a National Express service between Cambridge and London Victoria. We also provide services to schools and colleges using a variety of vehicles to suit their different requirements.
We are interested in partnership working with local authorities, businesses and education establishments to deliver public transport options that help reduce congestion, improve social inclusion and take some of the stress out of the daily commute.
JOIN OUR TEAM AS A DRIVER
We have recruited several new drivers to our team recently but we are still keen to have a shortlist for other driving positions when they arise in the future. Please send us your details by email using the ‘contact us’ page of this website if you are a qualified PCV Licence holder.
Driving a Whippet bus can be a very gratifying experience. We trust our drivers to get on with the task of delivering great service to our customers so it’s a bit like being your own boss. However, supervisors, engineers and managers can provide support when it’s required as we all know things can go wrong from time to time. Our friendly working environment extends to out on the road where our passengers really appreciate what we do. Many of our valued customers know our drivers by name and even what shift they are working!
We have a nice cross-section of routes and currently our buses don’t run late into the evening. Most services also don’t operate on Sundays and Public Holidays, resulting in less unsocial hours compared with many other bus companies. We try to create pleasant and less stressful driving duties, including more running time in the peaks and plenty of recovery time at the end of journeys where we know it’s required.
So if you are looking for a job which brings the pleasure back to driving, get in touch now. We look forward to hearing from you.