Salary £47,244 (Pay review pending Jan 2015)

Vacancy reference: GCD 001/15 

A vacancy for an experienced train driver has arisen at our Grand Central train crew depot in Bradford.

We need a team-orientated, passionate individual with a professional approach to safety, customers and industry partners.

If you are a successful candidate you will become part of a team who operate our high speed Inter-city services to and from London Kings Cross. You will work in a roster based on a 35 hour working week with varying shift.  A flexible approach towards shift working is required.

The role offers 33 days paid annual leave, membership of the Arriva Trains UK Pension Scheme (operated by Standard Life), and a death in service benefit. You will also receive free rail travel on Grand Central services and concessionary free travel on train services operated by companies within the Arriva Trains UK group.

We also offer other optional company benefits including Health Care, Health Insurance and Childcare Vouchers.

Important Information

Grand Central is an equal opportunities employer and wishes to employ the most suitable candidates for the work to be undertaken.

  • Full route and traction training will be provided to successful applicants.
  • Roles are based on a 35 hour working week over 7 days, averaged out over the roster cycle period.

All offers of employment are subject to:

  • Satisfactory references (including Safety Record).
  • Passing a company medical examination covering eye sight and screening for Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Demonstrating eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with current legislation.

If you would like to take your career in a new and challenging direction please complete one of our application forms (available below or request a paper copy from recruitment) and e-mail to Recruitment at or print and post to Grand Central Railway Company Limited Recruitment, River House, 17 Museum Street, YORK, YO1 7DJ / Fax to 01904 466 066.

Closing date – 31 January 2015



Salary: Competitive

Vacancy reference: GCF 002/15

Grand Central is one of the leading Train Operator as recognised in the industry wide National Passenger Survey. Ongoing developments within Grand Central and the wider industry have identified the need for a long term project management resource.

In light of this we now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project manager who can support our engineering team in developing, implementing and managing projects and the identification of business opportunities ensuring that these are translated into clear business cases supporting a coherent and competitive strategy that delivers the best possible customer experience.

Whilst working closely with our internal teams, the role will also need to work in partnership with and influence our external partners.

The post is located at our York Head Office, but the post holder needs to have a flexible approach to the job as travelling and familiarity of all GC routes, locations and people are essential to fully fulfilling this role.

The role offers a competitive salary and holiday entitlement, along with other benefits including an optional health insurance scheme, pension scheme, free travel on Grand Central services and concessionary travel on Arriva Group rail services.


  • 5 years’ experience of managing complex engineering projects with a value in excess of £1m
  • Rail industry knowledge
  • Experience of managing contractors
  • Qualified to degree or equivalent (HND)
  • A recognised project management qualification (Prince 2/APM)
  • Computer literate (MS Office and MS Project)

For further details and application form:

Human Resources Grand Central Rail, River House, 17 Museum Street, YORK, YO1 7DJ / 01904 461370

Closing date – 1 February 2015


If you would like to submit an application speculatively, please complete the below form and e-mail to No agencies or CVs please.