Careers at Discover Scotland Tours

Posted 23rd February  2024


Driver Guides

We are currently recruiting driver-guides for our Edinburgh base.

To be able to drive our mini coaches you must hold a Category D1 or D licence.

Whilst this is an essential requirement, training to gain your category D1 licence may be offered to the right candidate/applicant. Please note our sponsored driver training programme for season 2024 is now closed.


Driver Guides

Qualified PCV Driver Salary & Benefits

  • £13.00 per hour-works out annually between £29,000-£33,000
  • Opportunities to earn additional renumeration
  • Company Profit Sharing Scheme
  • 5.6 weeks holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working pattern with a variety of tours
  • Pre-planned working pattern and advanced rota notice.
  • Company Pension
  • Private Health Care is offered to employees on completion of 24 months service
  • Employee Benefit Scheme with discounts from restaurants, cinema tickets, travel, and family days out.
  • On Site Parking at both Glasgow and Edinburgh bases
  • Driver-Guide Uniform

Essential Requirements

  • A Category D1 or D licence
  • You need to be outgoing, confident and have a passion for Scotland with a welcoming personality.
  • Have some knowledge of Scotland’s traditions, history and culture, and be able to communicate this to people from all over the world in an entertaining manner.
  • Be able to demonstrate exceptional customer service.
  • To work well individually and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability.

Who are Discover Scotland Tours?

Discover Scotland Tours are a family-owned business and have been operating a variety of tours throughout Scotland since 2006.

Our tours take in the very best of what Scotland has to offer, but it’s our driver-guides who enhance our visitors experience by providing a fun and informative insight into Scotland’s rich history, ancient culture, and breath-taking natural landscapes.


Becoming a Driver-Guide

Being a driver-guide with Discover Scotland Tours is about much more than being able to drive our modern fleet of Mercedes 16 seat mini coaches.

  • Complete daily vehicle walk round safety checks on company app
  • Drive with due care and attention ensuring the safety and comfort of our passengers.
  • Lead, guide, and drive small groups around Scotland, helping to create lifelong memories to visitors from all over the world.
  • Continually look to improve your historical and cultural knowledge.

Sponsored PCV Driver Training

Our sponsored trainee programme for season 2024 is now closed. For season 2025 applications for trainees will be accepted from December 1st 2024.

To become a trainee driver with Discover Scotland Tours you must be aged at least 21. Have held a full UK driving licence for more than 12 months with no more than 3 penalty points.

You will receive all the necessary training, from obtaining your provisional licence to becoming fully qualified to drive our 16 seat mini coaches.


What can I expect to earn whilst training to gain my PCV licence

You will be paid a training rate of £10.65 per hour whilst working towards gaining your PCV Category D1 licence.


How long will it take to gain my PCV Driver Licence

We would expect your training to take approximately 4-6 weeks. On qualification your rate will rise to £13.00 per hour.

To apply, please email a covering letter attaching your CV to careers@discoverscotlandtours.com

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