Trainee Depot Driver
Are you ready for the career change you've always dreamed of?
Please note: You must live within a reasonable distance to the depot you are applying for.
Train drivers are at the heart of our business, they are integral to the smooth running of our trains and we currently have some exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join our incredible team as Trainee Depot Driver at Southend Victoria.
Based at our Southend Victoria Depot, you will cover a wide variety of duties. These include the preparation, marshalling and disposing of vehicles, coupling, and uncoupling and re-marshalling trains. Other responsibilities include depot driving, shunting, and reporting any irregularities, faults, and movement problems.
This position will require you to work a combination of shifts which includes early starts, late finishes, weekend, and bank holiday working. You will work an average of 35 hours per week, and shifts are over a 24-hour period.
Full uniform will be provided, to ensure that you embrace our values and brand as a business.
What we are looking for
We are looking for a colleague who can work well on their own. You should be an excellent communicator and feel comfortable dealing with both customers and colleagues alike. The successful colleague will be an organised individual with excellent concentration skills which is highly required for this role. You will have the willingness to accept the high level of responsibility associated with this role with the ability to work effectively.
If you have the right behaviours and attributes, we will provide you the training for you to be an effective part of our community working as a Trainee Depot Driver.
Please note that you will not be able to take annual leave in the first six months of training.
The successful colleague will be required to attend a medical, as all offers are subject to passing a safety critical medical.
What we can offer you
* Final salary pension
* 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
* Free travel on GA and sister groups for you and your eligible family members
* 75% off travel on other train operating companies for you, and leisure for your eligible family members
* GA offers maternity, paternity and adoption leave and time off for prenatal care, as well as shared parental leave - all part of our commitment to family friendly policies
* GA Hapi Benefits - our great benefits package which, for example, includes discounts with many retailers.
The closing date for all completed applications is on Friday 21st January 2022
*Please note vacancies can close earlier due to high influx of candidate applications