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Who We Are

Our team of Great Westerners provides a great rail experience every day.

One of Britain's largest train companies, we do everything we can to provide smooth rail journeys for 100 million customers every year. Our services run across the south from Devon and Cornwall to Bristol, South Wales and London.

We can offer you the chance to be part of a major transformation, as we create a 21st century rail service to be proud of.

At GWR we value diversity. We have a strategy that sets out our approach to ensure we broaden our appeal to both our customers and colleagues. Our vision for inclusion and diversity is:
We are progressive. We are one family. We are inclusive. First time, every time.

Making GWR an inclusive place to work is essential for us to deliver a railway that is inclusive for our customers. Valuing our differences such as age, gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity, religion, and disability, means that our colleagues have a voice and are supported to be their authentic selves at work; where they can share experiences and diversity of thought.

Discover more about our careers and join our train, station, depot and support teams.

Latest vacancies are listed below.

Apprenticeship Schemes

Our Apprenticeship schemes can be the perfect start to your career journey with GWR. You will earn while you learn. There are numerous departments with countless opportunities for you. These vary from engineering to customer services, which include working at stations and on our trains.

Whilst we don’t currently have any ‘live’ Apprentice vacancies, we are taking expressions of interest for our 2023 Apprenticeship Schemes, and you will be contacted when we advertise – along with any updates and open days that we may be hosting. It’s a great way of staying connected with each other.

Please click on the following links for further information about our Apprenticeship Schemes and to express your interest.


Customer Service Apprenticeship Scheme




Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme

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GWR Train Driver Roles

Meet some of the First Family at GWR

  • I thoroughly enjoy working on my own as I can deal with customers in my own way and know that I've helped them to deal with their situation.

    Paige Conductor
    GWR
  • The career prospects at GWR are very good. So within the role now you can develop that role to Train Manager, Guards Manager or you can diversify and go for a different role.

    Lisa Conductor
    GWR
  • The best thing for me is the flexibility. We've got a good work/life balance with GWR and great benefits like free rail travel.

    Dan Train Driver
    GWR
  • When you're out on the train, you are the face of the company and it helps you engage with the customers.

    Ben Guards Manager
    GWR
  • The best thing about working for GWR is that I'm working for a company that invests in the future of its employees as well as the future of rail travel.

    Ally Customer Host
    GWR

GWR currently have 19 vacancies

Latest Vacancies for GWR