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Qualified Train Driver - Bristol

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

David Martin and Graham Sutherland

$5 to $10 billion (USD)

Company - Public


Published 923 days ago

We are recruiting for a Talent Pool of Qualified Train Drivers who want to deliver a high-quality rail service across the GWR network.

Our Qualified Train Drivers play a crucial role in setting a new standard for rail which is focused on creating a relaxed, fast, efficient, and fun experience for our passengers. In addition to this, our Drivers also provide the technical and operational specialism within our teams, delivering the highest standard of service.

We pride ourselves on both Safety and Customer services and are looking for people with excellent Safety Critical records, who enjoy being part of a team.

About You

The role requires exceptional focus and attention to detail. Your ability to follow protocols and make critical decisions will be second to none. If you enjoy working with a broader team, have a passion for delivering great customer service and your Safety Critical history is of a high standard then we would love to hear from you.

Apply now, to be in with a chance of becoming one of our Qualified Drivers, with a starting salary of £54111 for the first 12 months, rising to £60,124

Additional Information:

Safety and our Passengers are at the heart of everything we do in GWR and to ensure our Qualified Drivers have the aptitude and passion to drive this, the application process, involves an online Situational Judgement exercise, a review of the RSSB B1 Transfer of Safety Critical Information history and a selection interview which measures the key requirements of the role.

There are a few essentials to consider before applying:

  • Do you live within 60 minutes commuting distance of the depot? For safety reasons you must live within this maximum commuting time to the job location and be able to arrive for a variety of shifts, including weekends and nights which will have varying start and finish times

We offer a competitive pension scheme, free rail travel across the GWR network for you and your family, a company sponsored health care plan and much more, from our colleague benefit scheme.

We have opportunities for Qualified Drivers, to join our Talent Pool for 2022/2023 and later.

If your application is successful, you will be placed in a Talent Pool pending available vacancies in 2022/23 and later in line with our Recruitment Policy

We all belong at GWR this is our vision for providing an inclusive environment for all our colleagues, ensuring all candidates have an equal opportunity to access meaningful employment.

We value our differences such as age, gender, LGBTQIA, ethnicity, religion and disability. We maintain zero tolerance towards any form of prejudice towards our colleagues' customers and future talent.

We celebrate and encourage diversity of thought, progressive ways of working and seeing all our colleagues grow and thrive.

We review all roles and job descriptions to ensure they are accessible and were possible we support and provide flexible working options.

If you require additional support to complete your application due to a disability or neurodivergent condition such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, or autism please follow the links below. We encourage you to share any additional needs you may require so we can provide a fair and equal process for all who apply.


    Company:Great Western Railway (GWR)

    Website Skillset:Train Driver

    Contract Type:Permanent - Full Time

    Contracted Hours:35

    Location:Bristol Temple Meads

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