Employer: First Great Western
Closing date: 21st September 2012
Position advertised by: First Great Western
First Great Western has one of the largest and most complex rail networks in the UK, carrying one and a half million passengers every week on 9,000 services, and calling at 276 stations. Our High Speed Inter-city services link South Wales, the Cotswolds and the South West with London.
Do you have what it takes to become a Manoeuvrer? With a competitive salary and benefits, extensive training There has never been a more exciting time to join First Great Western as a Manoeuvrer. With the announcement of electrification, the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) and other major developments we are recruiting Manoeuvrers based at Reading Depot.
The successful applicants will be working for the engineering department and will be trained to be competent in train driving within Reading depot. Full rules knowledge will be required and you will be able to undertake full preparation of trains to ensure they are fit for service. Training will be given where required. The post is safety critical and all applicants will be trained to become fully competent in Personal Track Safety.
Depot Manoeuvrers must be able to demonstrate excellent safety awareness and communication skills with the ability to learn and follow rules and procedures. This is a demanding job requiring the ability to work alone, remain calm under pressure, and maintain high levels of concentration for periods of time. We are looking for those who have pride in their role, with the ability to act professionally when dealing with all colleagues involved in depot operations. You will also be able to communicate clearly and effectively –including use of the phonetic alphabet, while accepting responsibility and avoiding complacency
We are looking for those who are open to improvements, and willing to accept change, while cooperating with others in a positive manner. The ability to spend some time reviewing your working day, with a view to improving the way you work will also be a necessary quality
Flexibility and the ability to work shifts are essential. During extensive training you will be required to work flexible shifts and residential training may be necessary. Once fully qualified you must be able to cover shifts which operate 24 hours a day, 364 days a year including days, nights, weekends and bank holidays.
Manoeuvrers are required to successfully pass a rigorous Assessment Centre and medical, which incorporates hearing and / visual examination (including colour vision) and a drugs test. If you think you have what it takes to become a Maoeuvrer we we’d like to hear from you. As well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also benefit from a final salary pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and free travel for you and your family on First Great Western Services.
First Great Western is committed to the safety of its customers and employees. Successful candidates will be required to provide satisfactory employment references and undertake a criminal record check. First Great Western is an equal opportunities employer.
Please note the advert will close at 16:00 hours on Friday 21st September 2012.
To find out more and apply candidates should go to www.firstgroupcareers.com