‘Rare and exciting’ chance to become a Blackpool tram driver – how to apply

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Blackpool Transport is looking to hire six new tram drivers and conductors

 

A tram in Blackpool (Image: Andrew Teebay/Liverpool Echo)

If you’re looking for a career change then a “rare and exciting” job opportunity has arisen in Blackpool.

Blackpool Transport want to hire six new tram drivers and conductors to join their team and applications are open now.

The light rail trams operate along 11 miles of the Blackpool and Fylde coast and carry millions of people around the resort each year.

The job advert states: “Blackpool Transport has a rare and exciting opportunity for six new Tram Driver/Conductors to join the team.

“The Company’s award-winning light rail tram operation is an integral part of the future success of Blackpool and the Fylde coast. It provides an excellent transport service along the famous sea front which will connect to Blackpool North Railway Station via the new tramway extension.”

Those who want to apply should have a full car driving licence with no more than six points, and you should have been driving regularly for more than 12 months.

Applicants will need to pass a medical and a series of assessment tests. Those who are successful will then commence a five-week training programme.

The advert adds: “The successful candidates will consistently deliver the highest standards of driving, providing a safe, secure and comfortable travel experience for all customers whilst showing due care and consideration for all other road users. You promote the company’s image and reputation by providing up to date information about services and facilities to customers.”

The roles are for 37 hours a week, with the first shift starting at 4.30am and the last at 1.45am.

The salary for the job is being advertised as between £19,259 and £20,355.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit https://www.greater.jobs/search-and-apply/job-details/3825785/

Those wishing to apply have until 11.59pm on June 16 to submit their applications.