Train Driver


Key responsibilities

Train Drivers operate trains on local and national rail networks, they may be required to maneuver engines in yards and sheds.  They check the engine and general state of the train before commencing their journey. They are responsible for following train signals and must monitor travel speeds to ensure compliance with safety protocols and regulations.  They are responsible for making announcements to passengers and must be aware of track conditions and weather conditions.

Generic skills

  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Resilience

Priority skills

  • Concentrate for long periods
  • Work shift hours
  • Knowledge of safety procedures
  • Knowledge of machinery maintenance

Career progression

  • Network Controller
  • Network Operations Manager
  • Mentor Driver
  • Supervisor


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