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19th Apr 2022

Irish Rail to create 160 jobs in the coming weeks

Hugh Carr

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Do you have what it takes?

Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) have announced a recruitment drive that will see over 150 positions advertised in the coming weeks.

The search for new recruits began on Tuesday (19 April).

From today, the company is looking to hire up to 80 train drivers.

The drivers will be based at a number of locations including Dublin (including DART), Cork, Drogheda, Dundalk, Limerick, Galway, Mallow, Portlaoise, Sligo and Waterford.

The company is asking women to consider applying for driving roles, with recent trainee classes including the first 50:50 driver class in gender balance in company history.

From next Monday (25 April) , an apprenticeship campaign will be run to fill 30 apprenticeships across the Fitter, Electrician and Heavy Vehicle Mechanic trades.

Also from next Monday, at least 20 positions as Station Operatives in the Greater Dublin Area will be advertised.

Finally, from next Wednesday (27 April), 30 positions as on-board Customer Service Officers across the Iarnród Éireann network will be advertised.

These positions will complete the full introduction of Customer Service Officers across the Intercity network.

“Iarnród Éireann is a dynamic organisation, which offers excellent progression opportunities, said Jim Meade, Chief Executive of Iarnród Éireann.

“With the planned expansion of services as part of the National Development Plan, it is an exciting time to become part of a growing organisation.

“We are also seeing great interest in careers in Iarnród Éireann from a range of backgrounds – we are a diverse and inclusive employer, and in particular we urge more women to apply for driver roles, and are encouraged by the increasing interest from women in recent recruitment drives.

“We don’t just offer jobs, we offer careers and opportunity. I myself joined the railway as an Apprentice, and with a European Railway and CIPD-award winning Talent Management function within Iarnród Éireann, we believe we stand alongside any organisation in enabling our people to make the most of their potential.”

You can find full details on advertised jobs and more on Irish Rail’s website.

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