Qualified Train Driver & Trainee Train Driver, Inverness

Job reference: SYS-3868

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Business Area / Department Operations ~ Drivers
Type of Role Full time
Salary & Benefits £45,365 per annum (pending salary review) on completion of training
Closing Date 22/06/2018

Qualified Train Driver & Trainee Train Driver, Inverness

Job reference: SYS-3868


We are seeking qualified and trainee train drivers. This is an exciting chance to embark on a new and interesting career with great prospects and benefits.

Our train drivers are excellent communicators who are passionate about customer service and are able to stay calm and alert whilst working under pressure. Drivers have a leading role in ensuring the safety of customers and colleagues.

Varying circumstances, for example; weather, foliage, gradients and environment can alter how a driver will negotiate the track. It is therefore essential that a driver is familiar with the route and has a logical mind in order to anticipate changes required. On some trains it is necessary to make announcements to passengers and open and close doors by remote control. A good communicator, you will liaise with other rail staff and on occasion, provide written incident reports.

Experience working in an equally responsible role where safety is paramount is essential.

Enthusiasm, a positive approach and an ability to stay focused is as important as good problem solving. A flexible approach is vital as shift and weekend working will be required. Ideally you will hold a current driving licence.

Shift times will vary between early and late, including weekend working. The post covers a 35 hour week. Due to the extremities of the shift pattern you will be required to live within a maximum 45 minute drive from Inverness Railway Station.

As this is a safety critical post with rail industry safety requirements, there are certain medical and fitness standards that must be reached for the role of trainee train driver.

For trainee train drivers - during the first year of intensive training the reference salary is £25,782 per annum. As a newly qualified driver the reference salary will be £35,829, after 6 months £38,263 and after 9 months £41,097. On successful completion of all training and probation the reference salary is £45,365 per annum. (All salaries pending pay review).

The first year, will be spent on the driver training programme. This will include induction training, first aid, fire safety, front cab experience, driver rules and route learning. Training will continue until you have a satisfactory final assessment and you take over the full duties of the post. Due to the nature of the training programme we are unable to guarantee any annual leave during the first 12 months of employment.

The successful candidate should be aware that the training programme for this post may involve periods away from home with some of training being held in Glasgow.

Selection process: Short-listed candidates will be invited to two separate assessment days in Glasgow and a further day for interview. You may be asked to attend these days at short notice. The final stage for successful candidates will be a medical examination and drugs/alcohol screening. Appointees will be asked to submit at least two satisfactory references, Disclosure Scotland clearance and complete a six month probation period.