We have some trainee driver places available at our Leeds depot.
Important note - if you have applied for the position of Train Driver based at Leeds within the last 6 months, and not been successful, please do not reapply.
Being a Train Driver is a critical job, you will be responsible for the transportation of our customers. It’s your job to make sure they reach their destination in a safe manner and on time. Concentration, decision-making and the ability to follow rules and procedures have to be your greatest strengths. You must also like your own company and be self-motivated as a lot of the time you will be working on your own.
When you are not driving the train you are still providing a service to our customers, whether that is helping them with their enquiry or directing them to another train. So you’ll need to be a great communicator, with a respectful and supportive attitude.
Unfortunately every day does not run smoothly. If there is a delay to your train and there is something you can do about it, we will expect that with the help of your colleagues you approach the problem in a structured, logical way. Don’t under estimate how big this job is, as well as the responsibilities of the job, we also expect that you have a friendly, positive attitude.
We need you to be able to deal with the varying shift patterns that can start at any time of day/night and also work weekends too. The working week averages 35 hours, but some weeks you will work more and some weeks you will work less than 35 hours.
You will be supported at every step with our bespoke 9-12 month training programme. Providing a blend of both classroom and location learning, we’ll equip you with the skills you need to deliver the high level of service that our customers deserve.
This role is safety critical.
As well as enjoying a workplace that recognises performance, and the chance to develop, you’ll also receive the following benefits:
An excellent salary
Free Travel on Northern services – for you and your family*
75% discount on all other Train Operating Companies leisure services*
Final Salary Pension Scheme (where we pay one and a half times the amount you contribute!)
A generous holiday entitlement
Maternity and Paternity Benefits – above the statutory minimum
Childcare voucher scheme*
High Street store discounts
20% off many tourist attractions in the UK.
Gym membership discounts
Employee Assistant Programme – operating 24/7, giving a wide range of advice, support and useful information for employees
And many more!
- Terms and conditions apply
Be Proud to be Northern.
Thursday 12th April 2012
- 13 months ago