It’s a dream job for many people. But the role of train driver comes with a lot of responsibility. It will be up to you to get everyone to their destination safely and on time.
You’ll need dedication and strong safety awareness. Disciplined and customer focused with a healthy respect for the rules and a strong commitment to providing punctual and reliable services, you must also be willing to make big sacrifices. After all, being a train driver isn’t your average 9 to 5 job. But the rewards are well worth it. You’ll enjoy a career that is very different.
As well as continuous professional development for experienced drivers, all new drivers take part in a one year training programme. This involves practical training, learning in the classroom and our simulators.
If you’re willing to learn, have high levels of concentration and can keep calm under pressure, you’ll enjoy driving a diverse range of trains across our network. And you’ll soon discover that driving a train is more than a job - it’s a way of life.
To be a train driver you must be aged over 21 and be able to pass a medical examination that involves eyesight, hearing and colour vision tests.