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Train Driver

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A train driver drives the engine of a passenger or goods train. The engine may be diesel, electric or diesel-electric.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

ScotRail pay is £32,968 during the first year of intensive training. As a newly qualified driver the salary is £45,828, after 6 months £48,944 and after 9 months £52,566 a year. On successful completion of all training and the probation period, the salary is £58,028 a year.

There is also free or reduced rail travel for yourself and your family.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1479
3.4 %
FALL
2029
1430
  United Kingdom
2024
24725
2.5 %
RISE
2029
25336

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of First Group Careers

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Abellio Scotrail
Website: http://www.scotrail.co.uk/about-scotrail/careers
Twitter: @ScotRail
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScotRail

Abellio took over the Scotrail franchise from First Group Plc in 2015

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