Vacancy for Trainee Train Driver

Job Reference: GTR/1326
Job Title: Trainee Train Driver
Training Salary: 24,292
Salary: £49,000 Once Qualified
Location: Southern Routes
Hours of Work: 4 days per week, 35 hours
Job Expires: 24 Jan 2017 at 11:45PM

About Govia Thameslink Railway

The railway has always offered solid career prospects to hard working people, but you might be surprised by how diverse our team really is. Men and women from all walks of life drive our trains and influence how the business continues to grow.

At Southern, we’re modernising our train service and the way we operate our services for our passengers. As part of the UK’s biggest ever driver training programme, we’re looking for thoughtful, hardworking individuals to join our team of train drivers to help get our passengers get where they want to be safely and on time.

We’re looking for people enthusiasts, not just train enthusiasts to drive our trains. Our drivers make sure that our passengers are both safe and also well informed. We believe that delivering a high level of customer service is far more important than whether you can name every steam train that we ever operated.

So, what’s the job actually like? What’s in it for me?

  • Our drivers work an average 35 hour week, a 4 day working week. Rosters are on a rolling basis, so you’ll always know when your days off will be, meaning you can plan in advance how work fits in with your family and other commitments.
  • Our train drivers are experts on their routes. Our initial training period runs for approximately 12-15 months. During this time, you’ll learn everything you need to know about your routes, and the trains you’ll be driving on them.
  • We offer a great starting salary (increasing at key stages in your first year), and an excellent pension scheme for your future. We’re passionate about ensuring that all of our staff have the opportunity to progress their careers and grow their skills with us.

Sounds perfect, what’s next?

We’re looking for people with a track record of providing excellent service, a positive attitude and flexible working hours when needed.  So if this sounds like the career opportunity you’ve been looking for, if you’re friendly, a good communicator with a level head and able to handle a range of difference situations, click below to apply. Our recruitment process consists of several stages, starting with a series of assessments.

GTR are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age*

*Due to safety regulations, you must be aged 21 or over when you begin your training.

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