Free school bus driver training is being offered by Durham School Services. Applicants can apply in person at Durham School Services located at 178 Newberry Street in Rochester, New York. Although the school year is nearly ended, the company is accepting new applicants currently (as of May 2012). Individuals who successfully complete training can provide summer charter services with school buses until the next academic year begins. Durham School Services provides parents with peace of mind that their drivers are well trained and that the safety of all students is the number one priority.
School bus drivers can receive excellent pay rates. Sometimes benefits are also available to drivers. There are several advantages of working as a school bus driver. Bus drivers can have a great schedule where they just work a few hours each day. The work hours are typically in the morning and then the afternoon.
The school busy schedule leaves plenty of time each day for a driver to enjoy family, or in some cases, even work another job during the remaining hours of the day. A bus driver will not need to work on major holidays or on other holidays for which the school is closed. Bus drivers are able to spend important holidays with their family rather than needing to be at work.
Working as a school bus driver is a good career option for individuals with children in school since they will not need to ask off of work the days their child does not have school. In fact, many individuals who are bus drivers do have school aged children. A career as a bus driver can also be a good option for individuals with children who are not yet in school.
Although a bus driver does work a few hours each day, they typically work part-time. Therefore there is less time when they are required to use childcare for young children. They will also not need to worry about finding babysitters during evening, night and weekend hours.
School bus drivers are often off during the summer. Some companies such as Durham School Services offer charter bus services during those months. Groups can charter a regular school bus for trips. If this is the case, individuals can have the opportunity to also earn an income during the summer. It is a win/win as most drivers can be off if they want. However, those wishing to continue to work will have that opportunity if the busy company charters buses during the summer.
School bus companies often provide free training to applicants who are approved to work for the company. Applicants who are hired must qualify to work with children. Various clearances and background checks will be required. This is to ensure the safety of every child on the bus. When free training is provided, an individual is able to start a new and flexible career without investing their own money.
Working as a school bus driver is a good career for individuals who love children. They have the opportunity to work with kids on a daily basis. School bus drivers get to talk to children each day and often parents as well, making this a good career for those who love to talk and work directly with people. Working with kids is never boring and driving students to and from school will allow bus drivers to experience a varied work day rather than having a monotonous job.
There are certainly many benefits to working as a school bus driver. This provides a great career choice for adults with young families and individuals who are partially retired. Or course, many people in between will also enjoy such a job.