Do you want to play a role in an industry which is transformational?
Do you want a career which offers you freedom and flexibility?
We are currently looking for future train drivers to join our talent pool.
If you have always dreamt about a career which offers the opportunity to travel for work whilst being able to remain focused on the job at hand, working independently in a controlled environment, then a train driver for Wales & Borders could be your ideal next move.
There are exciting changes planned for the railway in Wales and Borders which will improve the transport network and offer opportunities for all. We are now looking for individuals who want to be part this journey.
As a trainee train driver based at Carmarthen depot, you will be at the heart of our business and part of a team which is responsible for ensuring every customer’s journey is an enjoyable one; you will ensure that our customers travel around our network safely and on time while providing a first-class service, every time!
You don’t need any train driving experience to apply but you will be very safety conscious, committed to following rules and procedures. You can stay calm and focused, thrive when under pressure and able to think on your feet. You are also approachable and a first-rate communicator.
The skills you’ll need:
- Excellent concentration skills
- Ability to remain cool and calm under pressure
- Be comfortable working alone with procedures & rules
- Excellent communication skills
What else you’ll need to know:
We’re here for our customers, whenever they need to travel, which means your shift lengths & patterns will vary – so you’ll need to be flexible in your working hours.
- Working 4 days per week with an average of 35 hours per week
- Your shift pattern will include early starts, late finishes and weekend & Bank Holiday working
How we’ll reward you:
There are 3 stages to the salary scale:
- Year 1 £25,965 pa (whilst training)
- Years 2 & 3 £42,804 pa
- Year 4 £47,562 pa (fully qualified)
Your package includes the chance to join our pension scheme, free & reduced rate train travel for you and certain family members, full uniform and 28 days paid holiday per year. You’ll enjoy a comprehensive structured training programme, plus on-going coaching & support to both enhance your development and progression opportunities.
- You must not have defective colour vision
- You must be willing to work irregular/unsocial hours (inc weekends & Bank Holidays)
- You must live within a 1 hour commutable distance from Carmarthen depot
- You must be over 21 years old
If you are interested in starting your journey to a career as a Train Driver Job, please click below to view the job description.
Diversity in rail in important to us and we welcome applications from everyone.
Please note that the shortlisting of this position will not be complete for a number of weeks – all applicants will be notified once complete, so we ask that you are patient while awaiting a response.
** The closing date for this advert is Sunday 16th September 2018 but please note, this advert will close when we have a sufficient number of applications, so we recommend that you apply immediately to avoid disappointment **