Vehicle Examiner

Wages – £14 per hour. Overtime, if required, time and a half.
Location – Inverness

We are looking for a skilled Vehicle Examiner to join our team at D & E Coaches. As a Vehicle Examiner you will carry out inspections on a variety of vehicles.

The key responsibilities are:

  • To carry out routine vehicle examinations, in accordance with the Engineering SOPs and DVSA testing requirements
  • To diagnose defects accurately to aid, skilled and semi-skilled staff in carrying out vehicle repairs.
  • To provide the Engineering Manager with the necessary accurate information to ensure that performance indicators are being achieved
  • To carry out Maintenance and Safety Inspection in line with Company Standards.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent (i.e. City & Guilds level 1 & 2) in a relevant qualification.
  • Must be aware of the DVSA standards for both the categorisation of defects (Spot checks/enforcement) and annual test.
  • To be fully conversant with the safe operation of workshop equipment including, hydraulic vehicle lifts, headlamp alignment tester, hydraulic jacks and testing equipment, electric and pneumatic hand tools etc. as required.
  • Must be in possession of, or capable of obtaining a full PCV licence.

You must have a flexible and reliable attitude and be experienced in the workshop environment. The working week is 40 hours per week. Shift patterns will be discussed at interview.

Applications by email to or in writing only by C.V. to:
Calum McGregor, Workshop Manager
D & E Coaches Ltd., 39 Henderson Drive, Inverness. IV1 1TR.



PCV/HGV Mechanic

  • Experience essential in Commercial Maintenance working on Volvo/DAF/Mercedes buses/coaches.
  • A full U.K. driving licence essential. PCV Licence preferred (training may be given to obtain PCV Licence after trial period).
  • Rate of pay is £17 per hour and time and a half for overtime.
  • Additional on call payment is made for weekends.

Contact – or phone 01463 222 444


Coach & Bus Drivers

D & E Coaches have vacancies for full & part time bus and coach drivers. Also mini bus drivers with PCV license in and around the Inverness, Dingwall and Nairn areas.

  • All drivers are subject to PVG approval.
  • All vacancies have a 4-year minimum contract.
  • In return, we offer 40 hours guaranteed with overtime available.
  • Monday – Friday £9.50 per hour.
  • Saturdays & Sundays £10.24 per hour.
  • £20.00 unsociable hour’s payment.
  • Full uniform is provided.
  • 28 days annual holiday.
  • Company pension.

Please contact Amy Mathieson via e-mail or telephone 01463 222444


Trainee Drivers

D & E Coaches are looking to recruit full-time trainee drivers:

  • Applicants must be 21 and over.
  • Have a full driving license with the right to drive in the UK.
  • Three year’s driving experience.

Applicants should be:

  • Enthusiastic and flexible in your approach to work.
  • A confident person with good customer skills who enjoys working and dealing with people.
  • Prepared to work shifts.

Please contact Amy Mathieson via e-mail or telephone 01463 222444