Apprentice Train Driver – Aylesbury

  • Aylesbury, United Kingdom
  • Entry date: immediately
  • The Chiltern Railway Company Limited
  • Rail Transport
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • Job-No.: 164475
  • Job-Ref.: R-023254

Job description

This is what we need from you: 

Highly responsible, dependable and punctual person  

Positive, inclusive, can-do attitude towards work, colleagues, and our customers 

Live close to the Aylesbury depot (no more than 45 minutes’ commute) 

To pass all industry testing, medical, and interviews 

To arrive promptly before 9:00 am at Aylesbury depot for the 3-4 months course 

To fully commit uninterrupted, to the duration of your course 

To study and consolidate course material at home 

To make the necessary lifestyle adjustments to ensure you are well rested and fit for duty each day 

Be over 20 and a half years of age 

Provide your email, and postcode on your CV 

In return, you will: 

Be paid to learn an essential, safety critical skill 

Be a part of a kind and inclusive workforce  

A highly rewarding vocation 

Final salary pension 

Salary: £27,499 while training 

£56,907 fully qualified 

receive an apprenticeship qualification upon completion of your training 

Free travel on Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains and Arriva Rail 

75% off rail leisure travel for you, your partner, and dependents 

To move your application forward, please add your cv and a brief cover letter outlining your most pertinent transferrable skills. This is a good opportunity to demonstrate experience that would make you a great train driver. This is a highly competitive recruitment process, and we expect large numbers of applicants. Consequently, we will not be able to offer feedback on individual applications. 

We will contact any applicant's that are successfully shortlisted for interview or assessment so we kindly ask that you remain patient and refrain from sending any emails requesting individual updates. 

Due to the high numbers of applications anticipated, we will not be able to accept any applications after this deadline, and reserve the right to close this advert ahead of the original date.


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Ready for a new challenge? Your new adventure starts here. If you are a safe pair of hands, we need you to drive our trains. Apart from a basic level of Maths and English at GCSE level, no other qualifications needed to help us keep Britain moving. We provide bespoke training from start to finish, an exceedingly competitive salary, and terrific benefits.  If you live locally and can help us deliver a safe, reliable, and punctual service to our customers, we want to hear from you. We are delighted to welcome potential train drivers from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to join our ever-expanding and inclusive workforce. Anyone applying for the trainee driver positions must be able to attend all course dates and take annual leave only where programmed into the course. 

Arriva Group is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.