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How this job measures up
Train and tram drivers at Great Western Railway are typically paid £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
Mostly left to get on with it with no supervision. Good pay and benefits. I enjoy the work.
Shifts. Early starts and late finishes. Working weekends and public holidays.
Train driver, December 2020
The camaraderie of my team, the travel perks, and the continual training
Sometimes when things go wrong the abuse from customers can be horrible
Employee, March 2021
Salary , hours , company perks, final salary pension.
Employee, January 2021
Being left to get on with it
The shifts and how they effect my life
Employee, April 2021
Qualified Train Driver - Bristol Parkway, Great Western Railway