‘Dream’ £60k job on Scotland’s most scenic rail route with no experience needed

Well kent Dumbarton man, the late Dan Lynch, who would have been celebrating his 100th birthday this month, loved to travel on the West Highland Line.

By Lucy Ashton

Those looking for a fresh start will no doubt be interested in this rare job opportunity, as ScotRail are currently recruiting trainee train drivers with salaries of up to £60,000 on offer.

A “dream” job opportunity to travel across Scotland’s stunning landscapes has become available, and no experience is required.

Scottish recruitment website HiJOBS.net has revealed that ScotRail is currently seeking trainee train drivers who will get to travel on some of Scotland’s most spectacular rail routes, with salaries of up to £60,000 on offer.

The positions based, which are based in Fort William on Scotland’s breathtaking west coast, would be perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and start over. The training salary will start at £32,968, before rising to £45,825 when newly qualified and later £58,028.

Among the routes that the successful candidates will travel along is the jaw-dropping West Highland Line, which is regularly voted as one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world.

The route is famous for its magnificent landscapes, with views out across Ben Nevis, the rocky pinnacle of the Cobbler near Arrochar, and the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct that featured in the Harry Potter films.

Other benefits of the jobs includes final salary pension scheme and a generous holiday allowance, as well as free and reduced rate rail travel for employees and their families.

The West Highland Line is famed for cinematic landscapes, including the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct. 

Although no past experience is required for the roles, candidates must be aged 20 or older when they begin training, and they will be required to pass medical examinations. Additionally, those applying for the positions must be enthusiastic, positive, and a strong communicator, as well as have the ability to stay focused.

ScotRail HR Director Julie Dale commented: “ScotRail is proud to support communities and the economy by creating high quality jobs across rural Scotland.

“There’s no denying that the West Highland Line is one of the world’s great scenic rail journeys, and the opportunity to become a train driver on this route doesn’t come along often.

“It’s not your usual nine to five, the successful candidates will experience some of the most breath-taking views of the West Highlands, while helping us deliver the best possible service by getting our customers to their destination safely and on time.”

Commercial Director and Founder of Hi Jobs Laura Saunders added: “This job is an absolute dream ticket for someone looking to go full steam ahead with a new career adventure.

“Not only will the successful candidate be in the driving seat on one of Scotland’s most famous train routes, but the package offers a highly competitive salary, in-depth training and quick career progression. It’s a first-class opportunity.he name at the top of your screen and choose ‘exit group’.

“A recent Hi-jobs survey of 2000 Scots revealed that a third (30%) of people saw the biggest barrier to pursuing their dream job was having to potentially leave family and friends. The beauty of this career opportunity is that they get the best of both worlds, travelling across Scotland and coming home to their loved ones.”

More information about the positions can be found on the HiJOBS website.

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