To many people it’s a dream job. But the role of Train Driver comes with huge responsibilities, as it will be up to you to make sure everyone on-board arrives safely and on time.
If you want to earn your place in this seat, you’ll need dedication and strong safety awareness. Disciplined and customer focused with a healthy respect for the rules and a strong commitment to providing punctual and reliable services, you must also be willing to make big sacrifices. After all, being a Train Driver isn’t your average 9 – 5 job. But the rewards are well worth it. You’ll enjoy a career that is very different. And the training is out of this world.
As well as continuous professional development for experienced drivers, all new drivers will take part in a yearlong training programme that involves practical training and learning in the classroom and our simulators. If you’re willing to learn, have high levels of concentration and can keep calm under pressure, you’ll enjoy driving a diverse range of trains across our network. And you’ll soon discover that driving a train is more than a job - it’s a way of life.
As these are safety critical roles, you must be aged over 21 and be able to pass a medical examination that involves eyesight, hearing and colour vision tests.