Coach Drivers European Adventure Travel
Holiday Destinations around Europe
- Do you love seeing new places and meeting new people?
- Does the idea of being paid to give others amazing travel experiences sound ideal?
- We provide extensive training plus accommodation, food and expenses while you're on the road
About the Organisation
Topdeck provides unforgettable travel experiences for 18 - 30 somethings in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Africa and the Middle East.
Topdeck trips include sightseeing throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand, ski and sailing holidays, adventures in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Israel, and even African safaris and the North American product. All transport, accommodation, and many meals are provided; so our customers enjoy a hassle and stress free holiday. As a result, the company endeavours to create fantastic and lasting memories and an opportunity to "Share the Experience".
A Day in the Life of a Topdeck Coach Driver
Just imagine...you have just completed our city lights tour, having negotiated one of our brand new coaches through the narrow arches of the Louvre, stayed calm in the busy traffic on the Champs-Elysées, perfectly timed to arrive at the Eiffel Tower just in time as the illuminations are turned on. A passenger is amazed at your geographical knowledge of Paris. This is only day 1!
A 680 kilometre drive South Eastwards you arrive in the heart of the Swiss Mountains. On arrival the passengers are awestruck by the scenery so quick work is made with helping to set up the passenger tents, that’s if you are not staying in one of the cosy log cabins. After lending a hand to our Topdeck chefs you will be spoilt by the food they have prepared and after a long day a beer is well deserved. This is also a great chance to start to get to know some of your 48 passengers, crack a few jokes and also catch up with other Topdeck crew that have arrived on various different trips.
An early start the next morning ensures you have your coach cleaned in a matter of hours. With the coach glistening in the morning sunshine and a passenger will have already noticed your dedication to your coach. Often then rest of the day is free time, to simply enjoy scenery, sit down for a relaxing Topdeck crew lunch or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous there is always the option to go skydiving!
Further down the road you might find yourself driving into Moscow for the first time, navigating your way along the narrow coastal roads of Croatia or marvelling at the midnight sun over the Norwegian fjords.
Saying good-bye to passengers and off course your Topdeck trip leader and on-road chef after a 34 day trip will be the hardest part of this job. You will have made new friends who have come from places as diverse as Australia, Brazil, South Korea and Canada, to name but a few. The sense of achievement in knowing you have not taken one wrong turn is second to none and the best thing is knowing that after a few days-off you get to do it all again!
About the Opportunity
Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you love driving? Would you like to see more of Europe? Do you want to meet lots of fun and interesting young people?
If you have just read this, feel excited and are willing to obtain or are already in possession of an EU coach driver’s license and UK or European Union passport, we want to hear from you!
Topdeck runs coach tours for 18-30 something’s across Europe and is looking for enthusiastic, people-focused individuals, who have a passion for travel and the desire to give a group of passengers the “Trip of a Lifetime”.
Successful candidates will participate in a 8-week Training Trip in late March or mid April 2014 in order to prepare them for the role of Coach Driver.
Throughout this period you will be driving around the most popular of European destinations, conducting city driving tours, making "Route Notes", and learning the legalities of driving in Europe.
All coaches are left-hand drive vehicles and are based in the Netherlands. You will be required to obtain a Dutch Medical Certificate in order to drive - this will be arranged at the start of the training program. Crew are expected to make a commitment of at least two summer seasons.
Topdeck offers an extremely competitive remuneration, which will be outlined if you are successful in obtaining an interview.
To apply, please complete the application form below.