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Trainee Train Driver

Job Details
  • 5623
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Based from either Banbury, Aylesbury or London Marylebone station
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary of £27,000, rising to £56,000 when qualified + great benefits

Trainee Train Driver – multiple vacancies available for applicants living within a commutable distance (within 45 minutes) of either Banbury, Aylesbury or London Marylebone stations.

Ready for your next challenge? Although welcome, no qualifications or experience are needed for this excellent opportunity to help keep Britain moving.  

Chiltern Railways (owned by Arriva UK trains) are looking for superstars of the future and have multiple opportunities to earn while you learn. This role comes with world-class training as you work towards an apprenticeship qualification.

The Role – Trainee Train Driver

As a Trainee Train Driver, you will fully commit to the duration of a bespoke training course that will last approximately 3 to 4 months (paid). As part of this training course, you will initially be classroom based. You will then shadow a fully-qualified Train Driver, and vice versa. Once you are fully qualified you will drive our trains independently.

The courses begin on the 8th and 9th of September, and you must be available for these dates.

Our Requirements – Trainee Train Driver

  • Due to the restrictions relating to licences, you must be over 20 and a half years of age
  • Highly responsible, dependable, and punctual person
  • Positive, inclusive, with a can-do attitude
  • Live within a commutable distance (within 45 minutes) of either London Marylebone, Aylesbury, or Banbury depots

Our recruitment process involves a thorough psychometric profiling test. You must be willing to complete these assessments.

The Package

We have developed a culture of respect, challenge, and innovation with excellent opportunities for growth and development. You’ll also benefit from:

  • Salary of £27,000 whilst training, rising to £56,000 when fully qualified
  • Permanent contract, working approximately 40 hours per week with the option to be based from either Banbury, Aylesbury or London Marylebone stations depending on where you live
  • Receive an apprenticeship qualification upon completion of your training
  • Final salary pension
  • Free travel on Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry Trains, and Arriva Rail
  • 75% off rail leisure travel for you, your partner, and dependants

When completing your training, you will work Monday to Friday. Once training has been completed, you will work on a shift rota.

More About Us

At Arriva we acknowledge the importance of our people's diverse experiences, talents, and cultures.

We value every contribution from our diverse workforce that is reflective of our service users, and who make us stronger. Developing the very best employees is at the heart of what we do. That’s why we aim to provide all colleagues with worthwhile long-term employment, ongoing training and development opportunities, and a safe, supportive, and motivating work environment. 

PLEASE NOTE: we will not consider your application if a cover letter has not been submitted.

All applications for these Trainee Train Driver roles are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

This is a highly competitive recruitment process, and we expect large numbers of applications. Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

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