Trainee Tram Driver

Vacancy posted: Friday, 30 September 2016

Salary: 20280
Location: Edinburgh

Job ref. no.: ET00084/16

Trainee Tram Driver

Starting salary of £20,280 rising to £26,364 based on competency reviews at month 12, 24 and 36 + free staff travel Ridacard and discounted family travel.

About us

Edinburgh Trams Ltd is the designated operator of the tramway in Edinburgh. Our vision is to deliver the best possible transport experience for our customers. We're publicly owned, arms-length company, and we work in partnership with Lothian Buses, as part of the Transport for Edinburgh group.

We aim to have an efficient, comfortable, modern and integrated service that our customers can rely upon and which enhances the city. As an employer we will be engaging, enabling and empowering. Delivering 'Excellence for Edinburgh' is our internal mantra.

About you

We are looking for people with the right set of skills and abilities to work as Tram Drivers. Working within a team and with key stakeholders to ensure trams are driven to a timetable and provide exceptional customer service for the people and visitors of Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will have the ability and desire to work safely, be flexible and deliver customer service excellence, with a full UK drivers licence held for a minimum of  two years, with no more than 3 penalty points. They will also have well developed concentration and communication skills.

About the role

During training candidates will be required to be flexible around what hours they work, please note this sometimes includes nightshifts. You will be learning to drive trams in and around the depot or between the depot, Edinburgh Airport and York Place.

Post training you will be delivering a service to the travelling public working either an early, mid or late shift driving trams to a timetable. This is organised on a roster of 40 hours average per week, over 7 calendar days 364 days a year (our only closure day is Christmas Day). Shifts start as early as 0430 and finish as late as 0015. For a more comprehensive information pack, including full job description and example roster please visit our website for our contact information.

Please note process is:

Stage 1 - Assessment Centre - Planned for 9th November 2016.

Stage 2 - Needle Video Interview - Planned for  12th-17th November 2016.

Stage 3 - Verbal Communication Exercise and Competency Based Interview - Planned for 25th November 2016.

Stage 4 - Pre-employment medical and drug and alcohol test Planned for early December 2016.

Closing date for applications is 2359hrs 30th October 2016 (we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive very high volume of candidates).

Please note, due to volume of applications it is our policy to provide feedback only to candidates who have been shortlisted for and attend a Stage 3 Interview.

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