Do you want to be a train driver? Iarnród Éireann is launching a major recruitment campaign

IARNRÓÐ ÉIREANN IS launching a new recruitment campaign and is looking for new drivers, station staff and trainees.

Over 150 positions available with record investment set to see expansion of rail services

Investment in the network, fleet and customer service will see the railway’s role expand significantly, the company said in a statement.

Starting today, Iarnród Éireann will announce the following roles:

  • One panel for up to 80 drivers
  • 30 apprenticeships in the trades of installer, electrician and mechanic of heavy vehicles
  • At least 20 positions for station workers
  • 30 positions for onboard customer service officers

Iarnród Éireann said the drivers’ roles will be based on various locations, including Dublin (including DART), Cork, Drogheda, Dundalk, Limerick, Galway, Mallow, Portlaoise, Sligo and Waterford.

Irish Rail is asking women to consider driving roles, with recent classes for apprentices including the first 50:50 gender-balanced driver’s class in railway history.

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It is also asking those interested in apprenticeships to take a preliminary online questionnaire ahead of a recruitment drive that begins next week.

Speaking about the recruitment drive, Iarnród Éireann CEO Jim Meade said: “We are seeing strong interest in careers at Iarnród Éireann from a variety of backgrounds – we are a diverse and inclusive employer, and in particular we encourage more women to apply. for driver positions, and are encouraged by the growing interest of women in recent recruitment drives.

“We don’t just offer jobs, we offer careers and opportunities. I joined the railway myself as an apprentice, and with an CIPD and European Railway award-winning talent management function within Iarnród Éireann, we believe we stand alongside any organization to enable our people to make the most of their potential.”

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