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Trainee Train Driver Full Time

at Northern Rail in Kingston upon Hull (Published at 04-01-2018)

£21,795 per annum rising to £35,806 per annum on successful completion of training (approx 12 months) and rising to £39,552 per annum in Year 2 of driving then rising to £48,930 per annum when fully qualified.

Please note: If you are currently on our on hold list for a driver position at Hull, you will still be considered for one of our vacancies, and do not need to reapply.

About the job:
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.

About you:
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.

Please be aware that medical standards exist for this position along with a strict alcohol and drugs policy which includes random testing.

The medical standards include the requirement for good eyesight, hearing, and to have a general fitness level which gives the ability to walk up to a mile and a quarter on uneven conditions.

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.

Should you reach the Assessment stage in the Recruitment Process, please note that candidates cannot re-sit the Driver Psychometric Assessment Centre tests within 6 months of the date of any previous assessment. The Driver Assessment centre process can only be completed twice.

This role is safety critical

Benefits and Rewards:
By working as part of the Northern team, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Free Travel on Northern services – for you and your family.*

  • 75% discount on all other Train Operating Companies leisure services.*

  • 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.*

  • Full uniform for frontline facing roles.

  • High Street store discounts.

  • 20% off many tourist attractions in the UK.

  • Gym membership discounts.

  • Employee Assistance Programme – operating 24/7, giving a wide range of advice, support and useful information for employees.

  • And many more!

  • Terms and conditions apply

About Northern :
Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people, and more every day, to work, leisure and education. Our aim is to connect people to opportunities by providing a reliable and friendly train service. We have made significant progress since we started but there is much more that we want to achieve

Our selection Process :
Our selection processes are designed to make joining Northern as smooth as possible, it not only provides us with the information we need to decide whether you’re the right person to deliver a great service to our customers, but also to make sure we’re also the right team for you.

Your online application :
The first thing you need to do is complete our online application form. Upload your CV and you have the opportunity to tell us a little bit more about yourself.

If you need any help or support along the way, we are here to help. Once we have all your details we will be back in touch to let you know what to expect.

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