Updated 10-12-2016



urban / charter coach drivers

Ritchies Queenstown is looking
for reliable people as drivers.
The positions are full time, giving you a reliable income with time to enjoy the Queenstown lifestyle - Class 2 license with P endorsement an advantage. If you are a people person, a team player and have a passion to learn. Contact us today


DUNEDIN cruise ship / tour drivers

2016 - 2017 Season Casual
Ritchies Dunedin is looking for reliable people as drivers. Newcomers to the industry are welcome, full training provided to suitable applicants. These are casual positions. Class 4 license with P endorsement an advantage. Contact us today:


metro / school / charter drivers

Full Time / Part Time
Ritchies Timaru is looking for reliable locals as drivers.
A steady income with time to enjoy the South Canterbury lifestyle. Newcomers to the industry are welcome, full training provided to suitable applicants. Class 2 + 4 license with P endorsement an advantage. Contact us today


Diesel Mechanic

Full Time Position

Ritchies Auckland is seeking an experienced Diesel Mechanic.

  • Enjoy working in a team or unsupervised & meeting deadlines
  •  Available to work overtime, we are always busy
  • Can work with VTNZ inspections to COF standards
  • Experienced in all aspects of vehicle maintenance & repairs
  • Computer literate & hold class 4 or 2 license

We work to a high standard with excellent working conditions and provide ongoing training and support. Renumeration is based on qualification & experience. If you feel you meet the criteria email your CV to us today:


 school bus drivers

Part time
Ritchies Auckland is seeking Drivers on our School Bus services for Helensville through to Orewa

  •     A clean driving record
  •     The right to live and work in New Zealand
  •     Great interpersonal and communication skills
  •     Ability to work some weekends & public holidays
  •     A valid P endorsement
  •     Hold a valid NZ car license for at least 2 years or class 2 license
  • Those suitable, will be given training as necessary. to gain a P Endorsement.  Opportunities willl also exist for you to do charters and other driving duties. If you feel you meet this criteria, email your CV to:



our culture

Ritchies is first and foremost a family business.  Founded in the 1930s, today we are still privately owned and managed by two generations of the Ritchie family. Currently we employ over 1,300 staff across New Zealand. We have a flat management structure and operate an ‘open-door’ policy, designed to ensure staff are always welcome to drop in to discuss any issue they have. All staff at all levels of our company, be they a driver, supervisor or management are expected to ‘step up’ and deliver the best possible service to our customers. We believe our staff feel proud to say they work for Ritchies and we in turn are proud of the standard of service and professionalism they deliver. Our culture centres on these key beliefs:

  • Family - Our staff are our family, not a number
  • Balance - Our staff have lives outside work and work life balance is essential
  • Open - We make ourselves available with an open-door management style,
  • Inclusive – We share information keep staff engaged and informed

Ritchies employees are paid extremely well for their efforts. We offer opportunities for staff to earn additional income through additional shifts, charter services and rail replacement work. We have flexible arrangements available that enable drivers to choose work that suits their lifestyle i.e. we have weekdays, weekends, school times, peak times, longer hours, multiple routes and single routes. Age is no barrier, particularly if someone is just looking for some part-time work to supplement another income. For example, a school bus run in the morning and afternoon might just be your ticket.




To us attitude is everything. We look for 5 key personality traits in prospective employees: 1. Having a positive attitude 2. A willingness to learn 3. Passion for what you do 4. Punctuality 5. Being prepared to go that extra mile
All prospective employees attend an interview with a Ritchies manager at which we look for the following key attributes and competencies:

  • Good interpersonal skills, including ability to speak and understand English
  • Good personal presentation
  • History of reliability in employment
  • Experience in customer service
  • Clean driving history with min 2 years holding full class 1 NZ driver’s licence

Following the interview, we check prospective driver’s employment references and if these are acceptable they are offered a training contract for which you are paid throughout their training.


Driver Training – An Opportunity for Career Progression

Driving a bus or coach is an exciting adventure! Our drivers get to meet new people every day and visit some of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. We operate our own dedicated driver training school with a team of NZQA qualified instructors. This allows us to take individuals, who we feel have the right potential for our business, through the licensing and training requirements necessary to become a Ritchies bus driver with a Passenger Endorsement.
And it doesn't stop there - training continues regularly throughout every Ritchies driver's career, even if they've been with us for many, many years.
If you are looking for a rewarding career that offer opportunities to constantly up-skill, in a very stable work environment, then please check the positions listed to the right or contact your nearest depot to see if there are any job opportunities available.