Southeastern Railway

If you’re applying for a role with Southeastern, you’ll be working for one of Britain’s busiest train operators, serving London, Kent and parts of East Sussex since 2006

We are very keen to attract more women in to our business and have a number of shift based roles which are great for working mums including;

  1. Trainee Train Drivers
  2. Shunter Drivers
  3. Customer Service Staff (Frontline)
  4. Trainee Train Conductors
  5. Revenue Protection & Enforcement Officers

We provide full training for all of the above roles, free uniform and great family friendly benefits.

If you would like to find out more please email the Southeastern Recruitment Team by clicking here 

About us

Our network includes the UK’s first domestic high speed service with Javelin trains and runs more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day.

Just over 4,000 employees – mostly from the communities that we serve – work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers
  • We make the difference together
  • We aim to be the best


Here at Southeastern, we understand the importance of promoting inclusivity which is why we are a member of ‘Inclusive Employers’.

We use a standardised recruitment process to ensure fairness and consistency and all of our hiring managers are trained in diversity and unconscious bias.

Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the heart of everything we do, we are working hard to ensure our people can be themselves all the way through the recruitment process so this is continued when they join the team

Southeastern 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

Mindful Employers

Southeastern are proud to have signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter.

By signing the charter, we are showing our commitment to supporting mental health within the workplace and the wider community – and want to provide a better mental health support to our employees.

Investors in People Champions





Southeastern is one the few companies chosen as an Investors in People (IiP) Champion. Out of more than 21,000 companies holding IiP status, fewer than 200 are Champions.

The more we support your learning, the better the service you can give to our passengers. We’re investing more money than ever before in training and development programmes for our people, and we’re committed to sharing and promoting best practice in people management.

For more information, contact us, or visit the Investors in People website.

Our Benefits

As well as becoming a member of a vast and dynamic team earning a generous salary, Southeastern reward staff with some impressive benefits, read below for more information on what we can offer you:

Free Travel

Yes, you read that correctly! As soon as you join Southeastern, you get free travel on all Southeastern, Southern, Thameslink, Greater Northern and Gatwick Express services.

After 6 months with us you get discounted rail travel across the country and after 12, you get discounted rail travel across Europe! That’s not all, your family are entitled to free leisure travel across our services too.

Pension Scheme

Working for Southeastern means you are automatically enrolled into our impressive Final Salary Pension Scheme, we are one of the last industries in the UK to offer this fantastic pension to give you peace of mind for later life.

Discount Scheme

Southeastern employees can also look forward to a huge array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our ‘Benefits for You’ scheme, that means discount on things you would buy anyway- just for working with us!

Training & Qualifications

Southeastern have been approved as an Employer Provider, this means we have worked hard to be able to deliver our own training and apprenticeships and as a result, you can expect the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications, along with receiving excellent and full training in your role.

Employee Assistance Programme

We also offer our staff a free to use, 24/7 and confidential helpline to access advice and support on a wide range of issues, including family and relationship issues as well as financial and medical information. There is also an online health portal if you would prefer not to talk which is also confidential.


We also offer a number of family friendly benefits including maternity/paternity leave, childcare vouchers, parental leave and shared parental leave

Annual Leave

Working for Southeastern, you will also receive a generous annual holiday entitlement ensuring you can use your free travel for something other than work, or spend time with family and friends.

Career Development

Joining a large company with a great variety of roles means we can offer you genuine career progression. We are a company you can grow with and whether you are using your technical skills or helping our passengers find their ways around, we will help to develop these skills.

We support the community

>Southeastern is proud to support the local communities in our network through partnerships, sponsorships and community outreach. We’re currently finding new ways to extend our service beyond our stations and transform lives.

The Kent Community Rail Partnership (Kent CRP) exists to bring together widely varied partners in order to provide social, economic and environmental benefits to the communities served by rural and secondary rail services.

The partnership covers the Swale Line Sheerness-on-sea to Sittingbourne, and the Medway Valley Line Tonbridge to Strood via Maidstone West.

We have supported this important initiative for many years. In June 2015 we pledged a further £120,000 years for the three year period up to June 2018 – providing a 60% increase in funding. 

Working with our local communities

Last year, we were involved with more than 80 community-led projects, helping to organise teams and provide funding or volunteer work.

Our community initiatives include:

  • Local gardening schemes at stations
  • Adopt-a-station initiatives
  • Community noticeboards
  • Rail safety talks and tours for schools and nurseries
  • Book clubs to raise money for local charities