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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 £27,483 during the first year of intensive training. As a newly qualified driver the salary is £38,194, after 6 months £40,792 and after 9 months £43,810. On successful completion of all training and the probation period, the salary is £48,360 a year.

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

Conditions

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Getting In

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
1789
0.4 %
RISE
2024
1797
  United Kingdom
2019
21077
2.1 %
RISE
2024
21517

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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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

People 1st - Careers That Move
Website: http://www.careersthatmove.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.people1st.co.uk/
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Careers That Move is in association with People 1st and the UKSP. It is the careers website for passenger transport and travel.

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