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Alpine Travel Coach
Alpine Travel

Alpine Travel

Alpine Travel is the largest independently owned coach tour operator in North Wales. With a fleet of over 80 vehicles and 100+ employees and situated in Llandudno, within easy reach of the major international airports of Birmingham, Liverpool

Join Our Team

Thank you for showing an interest in a career with us at Alpine Travel.

Founded in the little market town of Llanrwst back in 1972, Alpine Travel has now grown to be the largest independently owned coach operator in North Wales. Our core business principle is to provide the best possible service at an affordable price, whilst providing long term stable employment opportunities for local people.

By recruiting the right people who have a proactive attitude and a 'can do' nature we achieve great things.

Whatever role you undertake at Alpine Travel we recognise that our employees are one of our most important assests in delivering excellent customer service. By investing in the training and development of our teams we build a great future together.

We have training schemes in place for funded driver training, including practical on-road tuition (for both manual and automatic vehicles) and preparation for classroom-based theory and hazard perception tests. How much training you need depends on your current driving skills and experience. For the practical part of the PCV Driving Test, even capable drivers with experience of driving other large vehicles previously (i.e. lorries / large vans) would generally need at least five days training before the test itself. For less experienced drivers, we would suggest a minimum of eight days training, sometimes more.

As well as our funded driver training programme we are also pleased to offer trainee and apprenticeship programmes as part of the Kickstart scheme, creating jobs for young people between the age of 16 and 24.

You can choose to join our team in a variety of areas, driving, engineering and maintenence, as well as administration, and sales roles.

We hope you find all the information that you need here to consider a position at Alpine Travel and look forward to hearing from you.

Staff Case Study

Joel's Journey to Tour Coach Driver

"Each day is totally different, and coaching allows me to be a better me".

At Alpine Travel we pride ourselves on actively recruiting the right people for our vacancies and actively enable and encourage progression through experience and training to be the best that they can be.

Tour Coach Driver Joel Thomas joined Alpine Travel in 2015 and has since trained and qualified to become a tour coach driver... here's Joel's story.

Career Beginnings

Before Alpine I was a manager in an extremely busy restaurant working around 60+ hours a week. My duties included managing a team of 15, taking beer stock and ordering, finances, general running of the restaurant on my shifts, dealing with complaints and coming up with different ideas to better improve not only our service, but how we could get our percentage of people through the door up.

I first thought about becoming a lorry driver but being in the restaurant business for 6 years I find myself more of a people person so working on the lorries wouldn’t have suited me. I looked at Alpine having found them online and contacted them to enquire.

New Challenges

I first started at Alpine on 11 December 2015. I was called in to shadow other drivers to see how the operational side worked whilst Alpine gave me the opportunity to take my PCV test.

Training started once I had received my provisional license. The training included being taken out by an experienced driver in an empty coach to start with to give me the opportunity to feel what it was like to drive something a lot bigger than my Renault Clio!

Also it gave me the opportunity to speak to those drivers to find out about the different work that occurs on a weekly basis so when it came to passing my test I would have a rough idea what to expect.

Expanding Experience

Once I passed my three day test that Alpine had helped me finance I was then further shadowed both behind the wheel and in the depot.

By law we must abide by the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence also known as CPC. This means we must do 35 hours of

classroom training over 5 years to enhance our knowledge of the different policies and methods needed to be an effective coach driver.

Part of the Team

The thing I love about my job the most is feeling part of a close knit family, make friends for life and knowing if I need help there is someone always there to talk too.

The second thing I love most about the job is being able to travel and see new places you don’t get to do in a 9-5 job. Seeing the enjoyment on our passengers faces as we pass through many of the scenic routes we take. Also having a 3-course meal each night isn’t bad either!

A Promising Future

In my life I want to be able to earn but enjoy life too.

In this job you can earn but also make the most of each day whether it’s walking around the city of York to being given the opportunity to walk parts of the Wales Coastline having brought Americans here.

Each day is totally different, and coaching allows me to be a better me. It gives me a better understanding of the UK but also abroad.


Driving Team

We provide coach and bus travel to all sectors, from business to education and leisure as well as community transport.

Working as a driver provides a varied and interesting career every day of the week.

If you are looking for an excellent career opportunity and are a people person, and you think you have what it takes to join our exceptional team, then please email us at We'd like to hear from you whether you have a PCV licence or not, as training will be provided.

Engineering & Maintenance

Our maintenance team are highly skilled and motivated.

Working as an engineer requires an understanding of the PCV industry and possession of the appropriate mechanical qualifications.

A Trainee programme is also available.

Hourly rates will be discussed with you in the process of your application.

To apply for a position in our engineering and maintenance team please email

Sales Representative

We are proud of our holidays, day trips, coach hire and bus services, and our staff deliver excellent customer service to all our customers.

If you have great administration skills, and love to work with people then please get in touch, there may be a role that's perfect for you.

Hourly rates will be discussed with you in the process of your application.

If you are looking for an exciting, busy, challenging and rewarding career in travel, then working within our Jones Travel Shops may be perfect for you. If you think you have what it takes please get in touch.

Working within our Head Office administration team is a varied and busy role, with involvement in all aspects of the business.

To apply for any of these positions please email

Talk to us today!

Jon Hughes
Alpine Travel Traffic Manager

Working for Alpine Travel for nearly 10 years, Jon Hughes started his career as a school bus driver and progressed, with the support and training that was put into place by Alpine Travel, to become a tour driver which included travelling within the UK and Europe and most recently working within the management team Jon is now Apline Travel's Traffic Manager, responsible for all drivers, and vehicles within the Apline Travel fleet.

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