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Qualified Train Driver - Bristol



Great Western Railway

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How this job measures up

Train and tram drivers at Great Western Railway are typically paid Β£30.46–34.75 an hour.

The good stuff

  • Easy to book holiday
  • Easy to take sick leave
  • Enough training
  • People aren’t stressed
  • Good for parents
  • No short notice shift changes
  • Breaks are paid
  • People are paid enough to live on
  • People are paid market rates
  • Opportunities to progress
  • People get proper breaks
  • People recommend their team
  • People get sick pay
  • Managers are respectful
  • No unpaid extra work
  • Well informed about head office
  • Easy to change shifts
  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

The bad stuff

  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline
  • Hard to choose shifts

What employees are saying about Great Western Railway

  • Best thing

    Mostly left to get on with it with no supervision. Good pay and benefits. I enjoy the work.

    Worst thing

    Shifts. Early starts and late finishes. Working weekends and public holidays.


    Train driver, December 2020

    • Β£60,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The camaraderie of my team, the travel perks, and the continual training

    Worst thing

    Sometimes when things go wrong the abuse from customers can be horrible


    Employee, March 2021

    • Β£27,300 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Salary , hours , company perks, final salary pension.

    Worst thing

    Shift working


    Employee, January 2021

    • Manages people
    • Β£47,000 per year, working a 34 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Being left to get on with it

    Worst thing

    The shifts and how they effect my life


    Employee, April 2021

    • Β£64,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

Qualified Train Driver - Bristol, Great Western Railway

New entrant Qualified Driver salary; Β£54,111 for the first <strong> 12 months, rising to Β£60,124</strong><br /> <br />At GWR, we are recruiting for a <strong>Talent Pool</strong> of Qualified Train Drivers who want to deliver a high quality rail servic