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Qualified Train Driver – Various locations

DB Cargo has multiple opportunities available for qualified Train Drivers in Scotland, Peak District, Cambridgeshire, Essex, North and South Kent, and West London.

We are the UK’s leading rail freight operator - we keep the country moving every day by delivering reliable, customer-focused and environmentally friendly solutions, playing a key part in the UK and European supply chain. 

This is an exciting time to join the team as we launch our future business model with plans to lead the next generation of rail freight.

Who we’re looking for

Qualified mainline train drivers that have:

  • European Train Driving License
  • A proven Safety of the Line record
  • A manual road vehicle driving license
  • Current certificates/competencies
  • A flexible approach to work
  • A great attitude
  • A passion for safety and customer service

What you’ll be doing

As a Train Driver you will be responsible for driving and operating trains to deliver rail services to our customers. You will directly contribute to our service delivery and have the opportunity to influence the service offering to our customers.

Your route learning and retention of route knowledge will be supported by a new web based delivery solution accessed via a tablet.

Why work for us

DB offers a competitive salary, regional and travel allowances (where applicable) and premiums for Sunday working together with an attractive benefits package. Train Drivers will work a base contract of 192 working instances based on 1536 hours per year, with 172 days free from duty each calendar year.

You will benefit from our development opportunities in an international and growing company. Developing our people and providing motivating careers and opportunities is crucial to our success.

About us

DB Cargo UK is part of a worldwide mobility and logistics corporation – Deutsche Bahn AG, and is the UK’s largest rail freight services provider.  At DB Cargo, we continue to make key investments in our people, assets and infrastructure along with bespoke in-house IT solutions, to give our customers the best service and make it easy for them to do business with us.

At DB, we believe in a strong future for rail freight and our vision is to be the first choice for Rail Freight in the UK. 

If you are interested in joining the UK’s leading rail freight business as a Train Driver please download the application form, complete all fields and email to recruitment.team@deutschebahn.com  Please indicate in your application which hub you are applying for.  If you have applied for this role during the past 12 months we will not consider an application from you.