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Qualified Train Driver

Salary£48,440 plus excellent benefits
EmployerTransPennine Express
Posted10 July 2017

First TransPennine Express is a dedicated intercity rail service linking key cities and major towns in the North of England and Scotland. We carry up to 80,000 customers every day – and we aim to give them the very best customer service experience. We’re investing more than £500million in our business: new trains, better facilities, refurbishments and employee training.  

We’re really excited about the future - more than £1bn is currently being invested in improving the railways in the North of England, which will allow hundreds more trains to run each day and space for millions more passengers. These upgrades will help us play a key role in the creation of the Northern Powerhouse by improving transport and connectivity between our key Northern cities.

With all this happening, First TransPennine Express is a great place to be. 

We are looking for professional Qualified Train Drivers to help us deliver operational excellence across our extensive intercity network. 

First TransPennine Express prides itself on its reputation for great customer service, achieved through our dedicated and professional teams. To join our Driver team you’ll need to have an enthusiastic and flexible approach to work, you take safety and customer service seriously, recognising their value in rail. You’re considered as being level headed and reliable and hold an excellent safety record and are diligent in strictly following rules and regulations. 

As a Qualified Driver for First TransPennine Express, you’ll be responsible for the safe and timely transportation of our customers. Your greatest strengths will lie in your concentration and quick decision-making based upon your in-depth rules and regulation knowledge. You will enjoy working in a structured environment, adhering to set rules and procedures. However, driving a train is not your only responsibility; you are also required to commit to your continuous personal development and provide great customer service to our customers. 

Please be aware that due to health and safety commitments applicants are required to live within a reasonable commuting distance of the depot you are applying for or be willing relocate in line with this commuting range, prior to commencing into the role. 

As well as receiving a competitive salary you’ll also benefit from a final salary pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and free travel for you and your family on First TransPennine Express services, in addition to the larger First Group rail and bus company benefits. 

First TransPennine Express is committed to the safety of its customers and employees. Please be aware that candidates who are successful at shortlisting will be required to

·        Carry out Qualified Driver assessments.

·       Attend an interview with the Driver Management team which includes an assessment of your behaviours and rules knowledge.

·       Complete a safety critical medical to the new driver licencing standard and includes a drugs and alcohol screening.

·      Have your Safety of the Line history checked – it is important you upload your ‘Transfer of Safety Information’ as soon as possible; otherwise we cannot consider you for the role.

Please note: We are advertising for predicted Qualified Driver vacancies in 2017/2018 and any applications received will be held on record until a suitable vacancy becomes available


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