Volunteer Tram Driver
Want to become a Tram Driver at Seaton Tramway? See below for the current requirements.
The ability to work as part of a team and on your own is important as is an outgoing personality and good communication skills.
There are a few prerequisites: You will need to be at least 18 years of age with a current driving licence. You will be asked to attend a preselection day and if successful have a medical with the company doctor. The driver training consists of a two-week intensive practical driving course and a few written exams followed by a Practical Driving Test, don’t worry though as you will be guided step by step all the way through by your instructor. If you’d like to find out more then email our Operations Manager - Gareth Richards
Subject to passing an initial assessment and medical, and then the driver training course, passed out drivers are required to carry out driving shift relative to once or twice a week, and the company is ideally looking for volunteers who can exceed this. From a Company’s perspective, it is more beneficial to employ a volunteer who can offer once or twice a week throughout the whole season rather than several separate week stints. Driving shifts are normally between 6-8 hours long and vary throughout the season depending on the service frequency operated and will include both weekday and weekend work. Please contact us to discuss your availability.
The Initial Assessment & Driver Training Course: An initial assessment day will be carried out to determine the suitability of the applicant. Upon successful completion of this, the Driver training is normally two weeks long, additional training and re-tests/assessments are done annually.
Driver commentary & public speaking is a very important part of the role of tram driver, so applicants need to be comfortable with this.
Job Perks include:
- Free travel for yourself and family & friends
- Discounts on Shop, Cafe and Special Events
- Uniform is supplied
- Be part of an award-winning team and Heritage Attraction
- Lunch entitlements
Applications for Tram Driving are: Open