Trainee Train Driver - Southern, Thameslink & Great Northern

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Location:Brighton and Hove, Greater London, Hertfordshire, West Sussex - Flexible Options
Job Type:Full Time, Part Time

Do you want a rewarding role that offers solid career prospects?

Have you got excellent communication skills and a passion for people?

If the answer is yes – how about becoming a train driver?

We’re passionate about having a diverse workforce. We want enthusiastic individuals with great interpersonal skills from all backgrounds to apply for this position and particularly would like to hear from women and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Our goal is to build a culture where we attract, develop and retain talent that is truly representative of the communities we serve, where all colleagues can thrive and be themselves at work, and where everyone feels welcomed, valued and safe.

What’s the job like?

People from all walks of life drive our trains and you’ll join our diverse team of drivers that deliver over 3600 journeys per day. Working an average of 35 hours a week, 4 days a week; you’ll know when your days off will be - meaning you can plan how work fits in with any family or other commitments.

We strongly believe in personal growth and career development. We’ll nurture you to become an expert and ready to hit the tracks (on your own!) within 12-15 months whilst you undertake structured classroom-based learning, state of the art simulator training and one-on-one driving lessons. If you’re flexible, adaptable and willing to learn; our team will be there to give you the support that you need to progress your career and grow your skills.

We’re committed to our customers and keep them at the heart of what we do. You’ll have the opportunity to provide excellent customer service to thousands of passengers every day, by keeping them updated and informed on their journey, whilst helping them get to where they need to be – safely and on-time.

You’ll receive a starting salary of £31,382, rising up to £63,294 once you’re qualified, in addition to our excellent benefits package which includes 24 days annual leave per year and a final salary pension scheme. In addition to this, you’ll get free travel across our networks and 75% discount off other train service providers and leisure travel for your spouse/partner and dependents.

What’s next?

If you’re positive, friendly and able to keep a level head whilst handling a range of different situations, this may be the career for you. Click below to apply!

Our recruitment process consists of several stages, starting with online tests through to a series of nationally recognised 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, gender identity or age*

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

Note: As a Trainee Mainline Driver you will automatically be enrolled onto the national Train Driver Level 3 apprenticeship programme. The overall driver training course has been mapped into the train driver apprenticeship meaning the training you receive helps you become a qualified train driver but also achieves a nationally recognised apprenticeship. You do not require any previous qualifications, but as functional skills are part of the overall apprenticeship you will need to achieve English, Maths and ICT at level 2. You may be exempt from these if you already hold equivalent qualifications.