Train Driver Recruitment

Is the role of Train Driver part of your future career aspirations?

Is the role of Train Driver part of your future career aspirations?

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Driver recruitment testimonial

The last four years have been an exciting time for Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail as we welcomed a number of new Trainee Drivers into our organisation. We wish to continue this growth by providing you with an opportunity to be a part of our future recruitment plans.

As a Train Driver 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. We match the responsibility of this safety-critical role with a salary scale that can reach a maximum of €63k per annum. Successful candidates will develop full operational knowledge prior to qualification as part of the Train Driver Training programme.

We are an organisation that greatly values our team and its members, and work hard to ensure that each one is proud to be a part of our future.


We are seeking applications for the following locations:

Minimum Requirements

Minimum applicant requirements include:

Successful candidates must demonstrate the following attributes:

There will be a number of multiple-hurdle phases in the selection process. This will include initial online application and assessments, assessment centres, competency-based interview, rigorous medical and safety reference checking.

If you are interested in this campaign, please submit your application through 'Apply Now' button below using the access code IR2022SNTA

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Would you like to learn more about the role? Pamela Murphy is currently training with us to be a train driver but before all that, Pamela was working in a completely different industry. Listen to her recent chat with Ray D'Arcy on RTÉ Radio.

Listen to Pamela's interview on RTÉ Radio

The online applicant system will close when the required applicant number has been reached – early applications are recommended to avoid disappointment.

At Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion in all that we do. This starts with how we recruit people. It is important to us that all individuals feel welcome to join our organisation and we take great care to ensure an even playing field for all.

We will strive to provide reasonable accommodation to all candidates where required and requested.

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or disability.