Aboard the Quest for an Enchanting Career: Quest for Aspiring Train Drivers Amidst Scotland’s Scenic Splendor

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 12:32 pm

In the pursuit of unseasoned talents and offering a potential annual salary of up to £60,000, HiJOBS.net, the Scottish recruitment platform, embarks on a quest to uncover trainee train drivers who will embark on voyages along Scotland’s most picturesque railway passages.

Acting as the recruiting emissary for ScotRail, these novel positions find their abode in Fort William, nestled within the idyllic panoramas of Scotland’s western coast. Among the enchanting routes that await successful entrants, the mesmerising West Highland Line takes the forefront.

Renowned globally as one of the most exquisitely captivating rail journeys, the West Highland Line is celebrated for its cinematic landscapes. It unveils the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, immortalised in the Harry Potter saga, as well as offering awe-inspiring vistas of natural marvels like the craggy zenith of the Cobbler near Arrochar and the towering majesty of Ben Nevis.

While no prior expertise is a prerequisite, aspiring candidates must commence their training at a minimum age of 20 and must satisfactorily clear specific medical assessments. They should possess an abundance of enthusiasm, an innate positive disposition, and adept communication skills, coupled with the prowess to remain resolutely focused and adept problem-solving capabilities.

The remuneration for trainees commences at a commendable £32,968 per annum, progressing to £45,825 per annum upon certification, and ultimately culminating at £58,028 per annum. Additionally, the package encompasses a final salary pension scheme, a munificent holiday allocation, alongside complimentary and discounted rail travel privileges for employees and their families.

Laura Saunders, the Commercial Director and Founder of HiJOBS, voiced, “This job is an absolute dream ticket for someone looking to go full steam ahead with a new career adventure.  Not only will the successful candidate be in the driving seat on one of Scotland’s most famous train routes, but the package offers a highly competitive salary, in-depth training and quick career progression. It’s a first-class opportunity. 

She further added, “A recent HiJOBS survey of 2000 Scots revealed that a third (30%) of people saw the biggest barrier to pursuing their dream job was having to potentially leave family and friends. The beauty of this career opportunity is that they get the best of both worlds, travelling across Scotland and coming home to their loved ones.”

Julie Dale, the HR Director of ScotRail, affirmed, “ScotRail is proud to support communities and the economy by creating high quality jobs across rural Scotland. There’s no denying that the West Highland Line is one of the world’s great scenic rail journeys, and the opportunity to become a train driver on this route doesn’t come along often. It’s not your usual nine to five, the successful candidates will experience some of the most breath-taking views of the West Highlands, while helping us deliver the best possible service by getting our customers to their destination safely and on time.”

HiJOBS.net, a recruitment hub exclusive to Scotland, reigns as the preeminent job portal frequented by job-seekers in rural and Highland communities. As a consequence, it frequently showcases unique and offbeat employment prospects set amidst Scotland’s most picturesque and remote locales. Recent listings have included an artisanal biscuit artisan on the Isle of Mull and an air traffic controller in the remote Outer Hebrides.

For comprehensive details or to initiate the application process for this position, kindly navigate to hijobs.net/traindriver.

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