Driving and Beyond

Your Career Path

There are approximately 16,000 qualified train drivers in Britain today, a vital role in the 200,000 industry-wide workforce that keeps Britain moving. Once qualified, you can follow a specialised career in driving with a portfolio of jobs open to you in training or management of drivers.

If you decide to progress your career outside of driving you can use your driving skills and knowledge as a great platform to move into rail operations, such as timetable or resource planning, managing performance, technical standards or safety. You may also transit into customer focus roles as customers are at the heart of the transformed railways. Your level 3 apprenticeship helps you to build transferable skills. 

For more information on other railway career options, visit the Routes into Rail website