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Qualified Train Driver

Qualified Train Driver – Cleethorpes    

Salary: £58,000 plus excellent benefits including final salary pension, free travel on TPE services and discounted travel with other train operating companies.

Do you have drive, enthusiasm and a passion to help take the North further? If yes, then come and be part of our amazing team here at TransPennine Express.

We are an intercity train company connecting people and communities across our cities and major towns in the North of England and Scotland.  Together we will continue to transform rail travel with faster, easier journeys that offer a step change in services with our fleet of new high-tech trains.

 The North is a vibrant place to live and work and here at TransPennine Express our services are helping to keep the country moving.  If you want to be involved in something truly transformative, that will have a lasting impact on how we travel, then please join us and help us to take the North further.

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

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. Your considered as being level headed and reliable and hold an excellent safety record, together with a sound understanding of signaling systems and are diligent in strictly following rules and regulations.

As a Qualified Driver for 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 1 hour 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.

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

  • 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 cannot consider applications that have undergone laser eye surgery.

To say thank you for all your hard work, we offer competitive salaries and some great rewards. There's a final salary pension scheme and big savings on rail travel: free TransPennine Express journeys for you and free leisure journeys for your family. You and your family can also get discounts with other train operating companies. Your job comes with all kinds of benefits, discounts and a Cycle to Work scheme.  

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then we'd love to hear from you! please visit FirstGroup Careers,

Why Work with us?

Our colleagues are from all walks of life with varied personal experiences and career journeys into rail. We want the best people for our roles. We are proud of our region and committed to connecting and reflecting the diverse communities that we serve across the North of England and Scotland. Our values are central to this, especially being ‘Supportive of each other'. As an inclusive employer we value individuals' contributions, regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion, or belief.

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Cleethorpes Railway Station
Station Approach, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England, DN35 8AX
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  • Company:
    TransPennine Express Limited
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Cleethorpes Railway Station
  • Salary:
    £58,000pa plus excellent benefits
  • Closing Date:
    12 June 2023
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