Train driver at Abellio

People in this role may also be known as train and tram drivers.

5 workers in this role at Abellio have taken the survey.

How much does Abellio pay train drivers?

Train driver at Abellio
£25.86–28.80
Typical range
£22.61–35.71

Train driver employees at Abellio are typically paid £25.86–28.80 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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What is management like for train driver employees at Abellio?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do train drivers think Abellio head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Pay and benefits.

    Worst thing

    No support from management dealing with public

    7.2

    Employee, May 2021

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What are the hours like for train driver employees at Abellio?

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Not great
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do train drivers get of their shift pattern at Abellio?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 60% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for train drivers to book a holiday at Abellio?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for train drivers to take sick leave at Abellio?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Abellio managers change train drivers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do train drivers at Abellio get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do train drivers at Abellio do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Latest reviews from train drivers at Abellio

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  • Best thing

    Driving trains

    Worst thing

    Having to deal with idiots

    8.6

    Train driver, March 2021

How Abellio ranks

Abellio ranks 19th to work for in train or tram driver employers

  1. 18 DB Cargo UK
    7.6
  2. 19 Abellio
    7.2
  3. 20 Arriva
    6.1