Train operator aims to recruit as many as 280 staff

As many as 280 drivers and conductors will be recruited by train operator, Northern, across the North of England in 2023.

New recruits will join the team responsible for running more than 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations.

They are being recruited as part of a natural replenishment of the workforce as other workers retire, earn promotion or move on to the next stage of their career outside Northern.

Driver roles are based in Carlisle, Darlington, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Skipton and York. The conductor roles are based in Carlisle, Doncaster, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sheffield, Skipton and York.

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “These are fantastic roles for anyone passionate about helping connect people and places across the region. We’ll be recruiting throughout the year.”

Central to Northern’s recruitment campaign is a plan to attract the best and brightest candidates from other sectors who hadn’t previously considered the rail industry.