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Train Driver – Tonbridge


Looking for a change?

Whether you come from a passenger operator and are bored of passing the same commuters stood at the same spot on the platform, day in, day out; or a freight train driver who wants a change of scenery, and possibly, a more competitive salary, we have just the role for you.
As we move full speed ahead we are looking for high calibre professionals, such as yourself, to join the Company as we embark on a journey of growth in a rapidly changing world.


If there is one word that describes the world of freight, it’s variety. You would drive a variety of trains, of varying lengths, weights, loads and products, across a multitude of routes and at various times of day and night meaning no two days are often the same.
As a freight driver you won’t have to worry about keeping track of all the stations stops, aligning yourself to long or short platforms or even worrying about the passengers who in their haste to get on the train ignore the yellow line.
If you’re feeling anxious just thinking about these elements, freight may be for you. It’s fun, it’s challenging and we provide full training to to switch from passenger to freight so expereince in freight is not essentail.
As a Train Driver with GB Railfreight you are in charge of your train, and we trust you to get it where it needs to go, safely and on time. Through your training you will learn to know your train like the back of your hand and even deal with any faults that may arise.
We value your knowledge and expertise and encourage you to speak up and bring ideas to the table because there’s no such thing as a bad idea. You are what makes GB Railfreight great, and we do our best to in turn offer you all the support you need.
As no two days are the same you will need a flexible attitude to working hours as shifts can vary and are based on a nominal 34.5 hour (4 day week).


  • Train Driving Experience (passenger or freight).
  • Candidates must have a clean safety record and must hold a valid UK driving licence.
  • Route and traction knowledge within the location and surrounding area would be desirable.
  • Proficient with IT packages such as Word, Outlook and use of iPad for work purposes.
  • Safety conscious and calm attitude in the event of an emergency situation.
  • Excellent concentration and observational skills.
  • Clear and professional communication skills to relay important safety messages.
  • Customer-focused with excellent problem solving skills.
  • Must reside within 60 minutes of the work location.
Why Join GB Railfreight?
While a lot of train companies offer a very similar benefit package, what you get in addition with GB Railfreight is a sense of community, with a caring senior management who often go above and beyond in supporting you when needed. This has recently been acknowledged at the National Rail Awards when GB Railfreight won the ‘Great Place to Work’ award.
You will receive a competitive salary of £61,739 based on a 34.5 hours a week (4 days) with an opportunity to earn overtime and access to a generous suite of benefits including:
Healthcare package – Private healthcare cover for a range of operations for you and a partner living at the same address as well as cover for a number of health care facilities for you and your dependents including consultations, scans, counselling, optical, dental, and therapy treatments.
Cycle to work scheme – Salary sacrifice scheme for bicycle purchase twice a year.
Pension Scheme – Generous Pension Scheme
Denplan scheme – Salary sacrifice scheme for you and your partner.
Online Benefits Portal – Offering hundreds or discounts a nationwide retailers
Training Platform – Providing you with an online learning facility and the opportunity to develop your career at your convenience.

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