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Help us ensure every journey is made effortless and we’ll help you build a career to be proud of.
ScotRail is a supportive place to work, filled with great people, where you can start or further develop your career with choices that will match your ambition.
We regularly recruit to our wide selection of career options ranging from Hospitality and Customer Experience to on-board passenger roles such as Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Train Preparation and Train Drivers. We also offer a full range of locomotive engineering opportunities on some of the most modern fleets in the UK, and these Mechanical, Electrical and Technical roles are essential to keep one of the UK’s largest railways networks operating 24/7/365.
If your interest is in careers such as Marketing, Social Media, Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Procurement or Project Management, then ScotRail can also provide you with possibly one of the fullest ranges of highly rewarding and secure career paths and opportunities.
Scotland’s Railway is used more than ever before, with almost 100 million passenger journeys completed every year. Keeping Scotland moving and ensuring every journey is made effortless is full of challenges and fantastic opportunities. Whatever your experience or expertise, ScotRail is an outstanding place to start or develop your career. With extensive training and development available, there has never been a better time to join us.
At ScotRail, we embrace and welcome everyone.
Check current vacancies across all departments – from head office to stations and on-board our trains.
We are looking for exceptional people to work with us to achieve our ambition of building the best railway Scotland’s ever had.
Who are we?
ScotRail provides nearly 100 million passenger journeys each year, with over 2,300 intercity, regional and suburban rail services a day, more than 340 stations, and just under 800 trains serving Scotland's railway. The ScotRail network is vital to Scotland's communities and to the country's booming tourist industry.
With over 5,000 employees based across Scotland, we are a large employer with a proud history. But there’s more to ScotRail than you think.
ScotRail is committed to building a workforce that is as diverse as our customers, including a focus on early careers and young people.
ScotRail – A Top Employer
We’re working hard to make ScotRail more than just a great place to come and work for all our colleagues. We want to create an environment where our people can grow both personally and professionally, building a career they can be proud of in a company where they feel included, valued and respected.
ScotRail has been officially recognised as a Top Employer 2021 by the Top Employer Institute This certification acknowledges our ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive and innovative working environment where employees have exciting development opportunities and can bring their diverse experiences, skillsets and ideas to work, every day.
What makes ScotRail a Top Employer?
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What matters to us
Whether you are an aspiring Train Driver, Engineer, Social Media guru, HR Specialist or an expert on all aspects of great customer service, it takes all sorts to ensure that every journey is made effortless.
- Competent and confident people at all levels of our organisation.
- Proud of the work our people do day in and day out.
- Great people doing a great job every day.
- Great customer service. Safety. Everyone home safe every day.
Seamless journeys in faster, longer, greener trains, serving communities who need an accessible rail service for work, pleasure and contemporary living.
Our business plan, our objectives and our approach to everything we do is about promoting the welfare of our communities, creating a sustainable railway and contributing to an environmentally aware, prosperous Scotland.
We do this by listening to our customers, our communities and our stakeholders and we respond to what is important to them. We deliver journey experiences that connect people to families, to jobs, to destinations and to opportunities. To find out more about this view our 2019 Sustainability Report.
We're taking action to do what we can to reduce the impact we have on our environment. As a business and as individuals we all must work together to help tackle climate change. Find out more about how ScotRail tackles climate change.
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