Swilly Drive, in Letterkenny, has been asked by the Ventura Bus Company to locate Irish drivers for positions in their huge fleet Down Under.
Interviews for the $60,000 Aus (€48,000) jobs, which will also include a visa to Down Under, begin in the coming weeks.
Swilly Group spokesman Damien Kerin said it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many drivers to make a fresh start with their families.
“We tendered for the contract and we were lucky enough to get it.
“It’s a great opportunity and we are delighted to be involved for what is a good news story for a change,” he said.
Mr Kerin said the company have not put a figure on the number of drivers they require.
He said they specifically wanted Irish drivers because of the high level of qualification and because they already have a number of Irish drivers whom they are very happy with.
“If we get one hundred suitable drivers then they will take them. There are a lot of openings at the moment with the company.
“As well as having the right driving license and the right experience, it is important that drivers have a good personality. They will be dealing with the public and that’s a huge part of the job requirement,” he said.
Ventura are looking for drivers holding a full EU Bus licence (Category D), a minimum of 3 years bus driving experience, excellent customer service skills, references from previous employers and a clean driving history.
Swilly Group senior Instructors will support a recruitment team from Ventura who will be travelling to Ireland in late April 2012.
Short listed candidates will be invited for a formal interview and a driving assessment in Dublin. Successful candidates will then be offered full assistance throughout the visa application and relocation processes by specialist staff from Ventura.