Wanted: ScotRail seek 100 train drivers at £43k+ salaries

Opportunity for 100 Scots to drive trains
Opportunity for 100 Scots to drive trains

NATIONAL RAIL CARRIER ScotRail have launched an unprecedented search for 100 new train drivers – including a number operating out of Inverness and Aberdeen.

The recruitment drive is part of plans to expand timetables and roll out faster, larger and greener trains.

Trainee drivers will be paid £24,559 during their first year of intensive training – a salary that will gradually increase to £43,212 following a probationary period. ScotRail Alliance managing director Phil Verster said that recruiting new drivers is vital to make their network improvement plans possible.

He added: “We are proud to be supporting local communities and the Scottish economy by creating quality jobs that will make a real impact for customers.

“It is an exciting chance for people to embark on an interesting career with great prospects – while also playing an important part in the transformation of Scotland’s railway.”

ScotRail say they wish to hear from enthusiastic, reliable candidates with excellent attention spans, experience of safety-critical roles and a passion for customer service.

The move was welcomed by the Scottish secretary of rail workers union ASLEF, Kevin Lindsay, who said: “We welcome the announcement of over 100 train driver job on ScotRail.

“This is a great opportunity for all sections of our community to apply to join the railway. As a union, we look forwarded to continuing our good working relationship with the Scottish Government and Abellio as we jointly develop and deliver Scotland’s railways.”

Anyone interested in the positions should apply online at scotrail.co.uk/careers.