Great if you like doing nothing
Train Cleaner (Current Employee) – Oxford, Oxfordshire – 3 July 2017
As a Train Cleaner you will basically pick up the litter from roughly 8-10 trains a day. You will NOT be vacuuming, wiping down tables, cleaning windows etc. Occasionally you will have to unblock toilets or clean up bodily fluids but this is quite rare. You will learn to dispose of sharps (needles) and basic recycling skills. Knowledge of COSHH before you start would help, but you will learn that too.
You will be sent on a general induction training where you will learn customer focused skills, also fire safety training, track safety, disability awareness etc.. The training is quite extensive and useful for most roles within the company.
The job itself is not really hard although the bags can get heavy at times. A lot of bending and twisting may give you a bad back eventually although litter pickers are available. The hardest part of the job is keeping sane.. When you're not cleaning the trains you are sat around doing NOTHING. Its great at first because you think 'Oh wow! I'm actually getting paid for this', but you will soon wish you were doing other things.
The railway culture is quite unique. Everyone is friendly enough, but you'll meet the odd 'character' who has been around forever, hates change and likes to stir the pot.
Great Benefits, Pension, Free Travel, Company progression
Odd Shift Patterns, Out of date facilities (Unless your a driver ;) )