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Be the first to be notified as soon as Train Driver Jobs are advertised anywhere in the UK.


In the UK the rail industry employs almost 200,000 people across Britain’s 2,500 stations. A job as a train driver is extremely sought after and Train Operating Companies only advertise vacancies for a very short period of time. For example, recently, a well-known Train Operating Company opened it’s doors for new trainee train drivers to apply for jobs on their website for a 2-hour period only. Therefore, if you want to become a train driver and apply for vacancies you have to be in position to apply as soon as the jobs are advertised.

“Our Train Driver Jobs Alerts service will notify you as soon as any train driver job is advertised.”

Train companies will normally require you to be at least 21 years of age to work as a train driver but most UK train companies do not require specific qualifications. There are over 22 different Train Operating Companies (TOC) in the UK, with each one advertising job vacancies separately. Some of the different train companies include:
  • Virgin Trains
  • CrossCountry,
  • London Overground,
  • Southeastern,
  • East Midland Trains,
  • National Express Anglia,
  • First ScotRail
  • Arriva Trains Wales.
It is estimated that over 400 people apply per new vacancy and more that 80% of those people never make it past the initial application stage. With statistics like these it is vital that you gain all the help you can get to put yourself above other candidates. Train driver jobs depend upon the train driver vacancies available in each Train Operating Company (TOC), so it’s worth applying for multiple locations and looking around at each company’s website.

How to Apply

To apply to become a UK train driver you have submit your application to individual train operating companies. One of the most frequent ways to do this is to enter as a trainee train driver. Another option you have to become a UK train driver is to start work in the rail service doing a different job such as part of maintenance crews or station staff. However, applying directly to become a trainee train driver is often the most successful.
On successful initial application the TOC will invite you to their assessment centre for tests and an interview. Some of these tests could include:
  • Group Bourdon
  • Vigilance WAFV
  • Perception Adaptive Tachistoscopic Traffic Test (ATAVT)

Applying – things to remember

  • Always check the exact eligibility criteria for your chosen train company. Each train company has its own website and recruitment campaign.
  • Different train companies have slightly different selection processes;
  • Recruitment campaigns aren’t frequent – don’t miss them!

Be the FIRST to be notified when Train Jobs are advertised in YOUR area!

Checking for current and future campaigns is a constant process that takes up a lot of time. How2become’s Job Alert Service does all the hard work for you and will alert you as soon as a job position becomes available. Being the first to know will put you above the competition in applying to become a UK train driver. The recruitment phase for train drivers can be as little as 1-day – not weeks, as many people think. If you are not monitoring the Train Operating Companies websites regularly you are likely to miss your opportunity to apply.

Why choose our Train Driver Jobs Alert Service?

  • All recruitment sites are checked daily
  • Instant notification – you will be alerted as soon as a new position becomes available via email.
  • Direct link the application form – We will send you a link to apply straight away.
  • Stress and hassle free – we do all the work!
Our aim is to provide you with the application form before anyone else so that you significantly increase your chances of becoming a train driver.

How much does the service cost?

How2become’s email alert service costs only £2.95 per month.

Or you can signup for the year for just £30 per year. Consider how much it would mean to you to get your dream, and for just £2.95 per month you can get guaranteed alerts for when your local train company is recruiting. Is it worth £30 for a year to ensure you get hold of an application to take you one step closer to becoming a train driver? We certainly think so…
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