Trainee Conductor

Chester (Chester and surrounding areas)

Do you want to be part of the team that will shape the future of transport in Wales?

This is an exciting time to join the team as we move towards a revitalised network that will see new services and rolling stock, innovative solutions, and a massive programme of investment in Wales and Borders rail services.

If you have a passion for customer service, love meeting new people and enjoy going the extra mile then an on-board Train Conductor may be the perfect role for you!

We are looking for people to join our Trainee Conductor training courses in 2019 for Chester and surrounding areas and to maintain our talent pool for future positions.

What you’ll do

As a Conductor the view from “your office” changes by the minute and no two days are ever the same. If you’re up for a challenge and want to be in control of your future, then it’s time for a change of scenery!

You’ll provide a fantastic experience by being at the heart of our services.

·         Making sure our trains run both safely and on time

·         Helping our customers board our trains

·         Make on-board announcements

·         Be approachable and generally give a first-class service to ensure our customer’s journey is an enjoyable one.

The skills you'll need

·         Be smartly presented and highly customer focused

·         Be calm under pressure

·         Be pro-active in recognising and diffusing potentially difficult situations.

·         Be positive with a “can do” attitude

What else you'll need to know

We’re here for our customers, whenever they need to travel which means your shift lengths & patterns will vary – so you’ll need to be flexible in your working hours.

Hours -

·         Working an average of 35 hours per week

·        Your shift pattern will include early starts/late finishes and also working weekends & Bank Holidays

You'll enjoy a comprehensive structured training programme, and on-going coaching and support to enhance your development and open up progression opportunities. If this sounds like the direction you’d like to take, then this could be the role for you.

How we'll reward you

You’ll start on a competitive salary of £25,142 which will rise to £33,523 once fully qualified (approx. 26 weeks).  Your package includes the chance to join our pension scheme, free & reduced rate train travel for you and certain family members, full uniform and 26 days paid holiday per year.


If this looks like the direction you want to take your career, please click on the job description for more information about the role.  

** Please note – the closing date for this advert is the 18th February 2019 - we expect a high volume of applicants for this post so you may not hear anything for some time but we will contact all candidates in due course.

** If you have applied for a Trainee Conductor role (in any location) within the last 6 months and were unsuccessful, then regrettably, your application will not be considered**


Trainee Conductor Job Description


  • Location: Chester
  • Job Title: Trainee Conductor
  • Hours: 35
  • Salary £25,142 (rising to £33,523 after qualified)
  • Closing Date 18/02/2019
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