A career where you’re in the driving seat.
Did you know we sometimes get over 2000 applications to be a Trainee Train Driver in just one day. But don’t let that put you off. We can see why it’s such a sought-after role and if you think you have what it takes, then we’d love to hear from you.
If you can travel to your designated depot within an hour, meet the required medical standards and are over 20 ½ years old at the time of applying – then you could reach a salary of circa £70,000 within just a few years. Becoming a Train Driver does come with lots of responsibility, so you need to be disciplined and customer focused with a healthy respect for the rules and a strong commitment to providing punctual services.
Sound like you? Well, this isn’t your standard 9-5 and you’ll need to be prepared to make some sacrifices like turning down the odd social invitation. You should also be comfortable spending long periods of time alone, eager to continually learn and happy to work flexible shift patterns, whether that’s early mornings or late nights.
There are plenty of perks, too. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, then you’ll soon discover that driving a train is more than a job – it’s a career you can be incredibly proud of.