High Speed Driver

Southeastern Railway

Location: Kent

Job Type: Full time


Job Introduction

Train drivers are at the heart of our business, getting our passengers to where they need to be, on time and safely. Driving a train carries great responsibility but with that comes pride and achievement, knowing that an invaluable service has been delivered to thousands of people every single day.

Currently operating the first ever UK-based High-Speed Service, we now have an exciting opportunity for qualified train drivers to be part of our High-Speed Service.

Full Class 395 traction and rules to operate on HS1 training will be given.

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The Ideal Candidate

Applications are invited from any qualified train driver who has completed at least three years driving.

Please note that applicants for this position will need to live within a 40 minute driving time from their chosen depot, unfortunately if you do not meet this requirement your application will not be considered.

Account will also be taken of your current performance before a final decision is made.

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • 28 days annual leave entitlement (which includes bank holidays) and a proportion of your annual leave is rostered.
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.
  • Full training, a nationally recognised qualification and free uniform

The rules bit …

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation. There will also be a pre-employment medical. We are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

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