MTR Elizabeth line

MTR Elizabeth line welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender, and is committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

About us

Once the Crossrail project is completed, MTR Elizabeth line will be the company connecting communities and people from Shenfield, Essex in the East to Reading, Berkshire in the West, all the way through central London. Responsible for 41 stations, 700 trains per day and serving 200 million customers per year, the new Elizabeth line is a ground breaking railway and we are looking to do things differently.

With roles in Customer Service, Train Drivers and Head Office we are looking for people who:

  • are positive, enthusiastic, self-motivated and dedicated to their career with an eagerness to embrace new challenges
  • have good communication skills and work well in teams to strive for the best results
  • develop their own views and are looking to innovate and continuously improve processes and ways or working.
  • are always looking for new ways to enhance our customers’ experience, whilst putting safety first
  • have a drive for excellence and take ownership for continuous self-development
  • are committed to a company culture that inspires, empowers and develops all our people

Over 1,000 people are expected to work for MTR Elizabeth line and our people are key to our success. We are an an equal opportunities employer, promoting fairness and equality in the workplace. Diversity is fundamental to our employees and also to the way in which we deliver our services. We aim to promote diversity, providing services equitably that meet the needs of all groups within the community. We are committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of employment which includes recruitment, development and promotion.

Benefits and Rewards

Travel Benefits (discretionary):

  • Free zones 1-6 Oyster travel card, for you and another person who lives at the same address
  • 75% discount on all UK rail travel, and some international services

Pension: You will be automatically enrolled into our excellent pension scheme. After two years, you will have the option of joining our defined benefits scheme

Benefits Station: A dedicated online benefits platform for retail and entertainment discounts

Meet some of our recently successful female trainee drivers

Lisa

Where did you see the trainee train driver advert? 

I kept checking the MTR Elizabeth line website for new vacancies.

Why did you apply?

I was looking for a rewarding, challenging career with responsibility. MTR Elizabeth line is an exciting new leading company which will transform travel in London and I wanted to be part of it. I wanted to keep working shifts and the role of a trainee train driver suited all of the above. I like having days off when everyone else is at work.

How did you find the recruitment experience? 

It was a long process with a lot of tests and interviews to complete. All the staff at MTR Elizabeth line were brilliant and made you feel at ease on the stressful test days. I was emailed with updates every step of the way and given clear instructions for the next process to be completed.

How do you feel now that you have been successful in joining our trainee train driver training course?

I am over the moon I have been accepted as the recruitment process is notorious for being difficult. I am excited and looking forward to starting the course. I know it will be hard work and a long training course but I will be proud to say I am a train driver at the end of it.

What advice would you give to any other women interested in applying? 

I would say to go for it!  It should not be a role where females are cautious about applying. The train industry is changing and moving forward and more females should apply. I wondered what response I would get from people when I told them I applied for the job but mainly people were jealous that they didn’t think about applying before themselves.

Duniya

Where did you see the trainee train driver advert?

My aunt forwarded a photo of the advert from our local borough newspaper (Barking and Dagenham ‘The Post’)

Why did you apply?

After forwarding it to male friends my mother told me how ambitious I am as a person and to show the men in my family and friends I could succeed in this too.

How did you find the recruitment experience?

It was an amazing and thrilling experience. As a competitive person I treated all the assessments as games so passing each one was a confidence boost for my skills leaving me feeling like a winner. The candidates you meet along the way were great support as you’re in this together.

How do you feel now that you have been successful in joining our trainee train driver training course?

Some of our female driving team

Some of our female driving team

Looking back at the stages it’s unbelievable I have achieved so much to get where I am. I’ve yet to embark on a journey where I will learn so much about my field which will make me stand out from a crowd. I will be a train driver! See, women are taking over!!

What advice would you give to any other women interested in applying?

If you think this was a male job then why are women in policing, judge positions and engineers? Simple, because we are ambitious species who can do just about anything we set our minds too. If you want a new career where you will ride through new horizons, be a stepping stone for other people’s adventures and be on front line in the biggest infrastructure in Europe then click on the vacancies link and join the family!

 

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Alina

Where did you see the trainee train driver advert?

I saw the trainee driver vacancy advertised on MTR Elizabeth line website.

Why did you apply?

Ever since I joined the railway my goal was to become a train driver and MTR Elizabeth line is the company everyone is talking about, is the biggest project in Europe and is so prestigious already. To be given this chance is absolutely amazing.

How did you find the recruitment experience?

The recruitment process was challenging but enjoyable in the same time. I had the opportunity to meet new friendly people with similar interests and goals. It was very competitive in a friendly manner. I did enjoy it greatly.

How do you feel now that you have been successful in joining our trainee train driver training course?

It feels amazing to be successful, I can still not believe it. It is a dream come true. And all the hard work was worth it. I only hope I will go to sleep and wake up in June:)

What advice would you give to any other women interested in applying?

My honest advice is follow your dreams, nothing is impossible if you really want it and focus your energy towards it! The feeling of accomplishment after each assessment passed is absolutely amazing!

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