experienced bus driver / Buschauffeur – Olympia – Hoofddorp



You will work at GVB via Olympia.


GVB is the organization for public transport in and around Amsterdam. Every day, a small million people travel with GVB via tram, bus, metro and on the ferries across the IJ and the North Sea Canal. 



Work that matters Connecting talented employees to employers Every day we offer meaningful work to more than 15,000 people. We are there for practically trained people in executive professions. People who make something, who do something. The drivers, mechanics, operators and order pickers. The callcenter employee, the service employee and the commercial employee. We don’t mediate people for once, we make work of their work. We work on connecting people with work that makes them happy, that they are good at. We help change as the world changes. We work on development. By letting people discover their motives and talents. By connecting them with an employer where they can get the best out of themselves. With jobs, internships, knowledge and training. Because we want people to have work that matters for the next twenty years. 


You ensure that your passengers reach their destination safely and on time. But Bus driver’s work goes much further than that. Online 22, for example, you are the familiar face for people from the East Indies neighborhood who go shopping. And online 369 from Schiphol you welcome tourists to Amsterdam. And that while you are driving the very latest electric bus. The bus is your domain in which you make a hospitable contribution to pleasant transport for everyone. 

You start your day at one of the garages. Your first year of service you have day shifts. This means that you work between 04:00 and 01:00. The coffee at GVB is good, so while you pour it again, you talk to some colleagues. Then you will make your way to your bus and start the first ride of the day. 

You usually drive on a number of different lines per day, for a maximum of 4 hours in a row. Then you have a break at an end point. Here you eat something, take a rest and meet other drivers. If you have an electric bus, you can charge it in between. In the bus you also check tickets, address passengers about their behavior and answer questions. 


Sylvester, Public Transport bus driver via Olympia at GVB: “Being a bus driver is fantastic. I see Amsterdam waking up and going back to bed. For me, this work is a childhood dream. It is so cool to drive an 18 meter long bus right through Amsterdam. I also really enjoy all those different people. Every day is full of little surprises”. 


Your heart beats faster at the idea that you are in control of a large diesel or electric bus. And of course you are hospitable and customer-friendly. We also ask:  

  • Driving license D and code 95; 
  • Are between 1.65 and 2 meters tall. This is necessary to have a good view from the driver’s seat; 
  • Own transport to the departure points of the buses; 
  • MBO working and thinking level (level 3)  
  • Good vision and you are able to distinguish colors and signals; 
  • A Statement Of Conduct; 
  • Basic knowledge of Amsterdam. You will learn extensive street knowledge during the course.  


  • A good salary of €2,733.09 gross per month based on 40 hours. This includes an irregularity allowance; 
  • Ability to work 8-32 hours per week. See together what suits you best; 
  • Travel allowance if you live outside Amsterdam. This is great if you live in Purmerend, Zaanstad or Almere, for example; 
  • Free access to GVB-public transport, even when you are not at work; 
  • A lot of participation in your own schedule: you indicate which days you want to work and we divide the hours; 
  • A temporary employment contract with Olympia with the possibility of becoming employed by GVB in the long run; 
  • Holiday pay, a good pension scheme and 25 days off per year with full-time employment; 
  • GVB-company clothing.

Please note: to apply for this vacancy you must be resident in the Netherlands, have a residence permit or work statement and proof of identity.  

Are you convinced that this is the job of your dreams? Don’t hesitate any longer and apply directly through the link provided. After submitting your application, our AI Recruiter, Jop, will promptly reach out to you via WhatsApp! Jop is ready to assist you throughout the application process for the position of Trainee Bus Driver. He will ask you a few questions to complete your profile so that our recruiters can get to work right away. You can expect an update on your application within 2 working days. 

If you have any questions about the online application process, feel free to call a recruiter at 020-3544888.  They will gladly answer all your inquiries. You can also send an e-mail at werving.gvb@olympia.nl. 

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