Subject to passing an initial assessment and medical, and then the driver training course, passed out drivers are required to carry out a minimum of 21 days driving per year. 21 days is the absolute bare minimum, 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 one day a week throughout the whole season rather than several separate week stints. Driving shifts are normally between 5 & 6 hours long and vary throughout the season depending on the service frequency operated and will include both weekday and weekend work.
The Initial Assessment & Driver Training Course: An initial assessment 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.
Applications for Tram Driving are: CLOSED