Irish Rail are hiring new staff with a starting salary of €45,000 rising to a maximum of €57,000 11 months ago

Irish Rail are hiring new staff with a starting salary of €45,000 rising to a maximum of €57,000

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In the spirit of 'new year, new you,' those that are interested in a career change will be interested to know that Iarnród Éireann have launched a recruitment drive to find and train new drivers.

Over 100 positions over the next four years are expected to be created with a starting salary of €45,000 rising to a maximum of €57,000 through a pay scale on offer.

This is the first external recruitment drive that has been undertaken by the organisation because they previously recruited internally from within the CIÉ group.

This change in recruitment policy is due to expected passenger growth, retirements, and recent expansion to services.

The job description reads as follows: "your duty will be to deliver safe, customer-focused journeys, with scope to continue on to future roles in supervisory and management positions.

"Candidates must be willing to work various shift patterns, including weekend work, between 39-48 hours a week. We match the responsibility of this safety-critical role with a salary scale that can reach a maximum of €57k per annum. Successful candidates will develop operational knowledge prior to qualification as part of the Train Driver Training programme."

With regards to the criteria that's required, the posting states that "applicants must meet European Train Driver Licensing requirements with a minimum of 9 years full time education and must be over the age of 20."

People from across the country are being encouraged to apply and more details are available on the Iarnród Éireann website.

Online applications are set to close on 14 January.

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