Vacancy for Trainee Train Planner - Govia Thameslink Railway

Job Reference: GTR/2380
Job Title: Trainee Train Planner - Govia Thameslink Railway
Job Status: No
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Training Salary: £25,600
Salary: competitive + excellent benefits including free travel on GTR services
Location: London, Kings Cross
Hours of Work: office hours + flexibility when required
Job Expires: 27 May 2019 at 11:45PM

About Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway is a partnership between two world-class transport operators – the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. With nearly 7000 staff across the South East of the UK, we are the largest train operating company in the UK, operating Gatwick Express, Thameslink Southern and Great Northern. We’re here to introduce ground breaking new technologies and carry out the biggest rail transformation in decades.

Working for us, you’ll enjoy great company and industry benefits, including free travel on our services (Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern) and huge discounts with other UK and international train operators, including London Underground. You’ll get a market leading pension, and fantastic discount schemes. Not to mention, an interesting and varied work schedule, in an environment where learning and progression are actively encouraged.

Are you analytically minded with an organised and methodical approach to tasks?

Do you have good IT (Word, Excel) skills and the ability to learn specialist new software?

Looking for a role where you’ll receive mentoring and support in order to develop your Railway Career?

Join our team of over 50 planners within the busy Train Planning Unit as a Trainee Train Planner!

You’ll be fully trained and supported in order to become a functioning and productive member of the team. This is a structured role, where you’ll gain all the skills and experience to pursue a career in the train planning function.

You will gain essential planning skills such as train timing, resource diagramming and Access Planning management. You’ll have the opportunity to utilise and master industry train planning tools and systems, and learn the importance of contractual relationships, customer expectation and efficiency of output.

The Short Term Planning function is highly regarded and has an ethos of responsibility and results. This will give you the opportunity to transition from trainee to full planning post when appropriate.
   
To be successful in the role of Trainee Train Planner, you will need:

·         Strong IT skills, specifically Microsoft Excel and Word, with an ability to learn additional specialist techniques and systems as required

·         The ability to self-organise and manage tasks efficiently

·         Analytical skills, initiative and an ability to communicate effectively

·         An accurate, clear, methodical and responsible approach to work

·         A good standard of Education, ie A Level standard

·         A keen interest in UK rail industry structure and relationship.

Please make sure to refer to the required skills in your application. You must also attach your up-to-date CV and a covering letter. 

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