As a Train Driver it’s your responsibility to ensure our customers reach their destination in a safe manner and on time.  Our drivers work hard to maintain high levels of route and train knowledge to ensure that safety is kept at the forefront of our operations.

Although most of the time you will be working on your own in the driver’s cab, you will need to be able to communicate effectively with others in the wider team, including your Conductor, Dispatch and Control colleagues, and of course our customers.

Working as a Train Driver, your greatest strengths will be your concentration skills, your ability to work on your own for long periods of time, whilst being able to react and adapt to different situations using your knowledge of rules and regulations. 

You’ll also be the face of Northern, so you’ll need to have excellent customer service skills and be able to think on your feet.

You should also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Highly disciplined and with the ability to work within rules and regulations
  • Ability to remain calm even when under pressure
  • Remaining alert and vigilant at all times
  • Customer focused
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Punctuality and reliability

In your role as a Train Driver, you will work shifts from the early hours of the morning until late at night, weekends and Bank Holidays.  You will work an average of 35 hours per week and receive your rosters in advance.

Due to the early starts and late finishes, you would be required to get to work without relying on public transport, as well as ensuring you live within a 45-minute car journey from your place of work.