Freightliner is recruiting qualified train drivers

Freightliner Careers

Rail Careers

Freightliner is a leading Rail Freight operator and the largest haulier of maritime transport containers in the UK, transporting over 700,000 containers every year. Essential to maintaining our success is our dedicated UK rail team who ensure safety, reliability, and punctuality.

That is why we employ the best in the industry – the ones who show the determination, can-do attitude and levels of safety and integrity that we expect from our employees.


We have a highly respected and experienced team within the UK rail industry, from Drivers to Ground Staff, and from Managers to Control Team colleagues, every member of the Freightliner family works together for success.

Providing state-of-the-art facilities and the best in traction and rolling stock ensures our new and existing talent can flourish in a safe and innovative environment. We are constantly expanding and upgrading to further our capabilities as a company, and this includes with the construction of new sites across the UK and continuous improvements in the way of new classes of locomotive and ingenious upgrades to our current stock.

We know that a strong future is a sustainable future. That is why, at Freightliner, we always seek to minimise our footprint on the environment and the communities we work in. With each freight train removing up to 76 lorries from our busy roads, we play an important role in helping to reduce road congestion.

Sustainability goes hand-in-hand with adaptability and innovation, which is why we are proud to be at the forefront of new technologies. We have streamlined our processes and introduced cutting-edge applications to make life easier for our frontline staff.

To make history requires an outstanding team, which we are proud to say we have curated over the last 50+ years of operation. At Freightliner, we value every employee and our dedicated Learning and Development Team offer training and career development opportunities which enable staff to reach their personal and professional goals. We support our people, because an engaged workforce is integral to our future growth and business success.

Rail Vacancies

So where do you fit in?

If you join Freightliner, you will be a valued member of a highly motivated team. Each role we offer provides immediate exposure to real-life problem-solving and exciting challenges, where you will have significant autonomy in decision-making.

Perhaps most importantly of all, you will be working in a safe, supportive environment with a friendly, diverse team to offer you encouragement and guidance every step of the way.

Staff Testimonials

Our rail staff

Portrait of Heather Waugh

Heather Waugh

Train Driver, Intermodal

Freightliner have a brand and a corporate identity to match any train operator in the country. On my first day I had my full uniform including all safety equipment, alongside my company iPad and phone. My training has been delivered by experienced professionals throughout, and I’m so pleased I made the switch from passenger to freight! I have more time off than I’ve had at any other stage in my career which means I have the time and energy to follow up on interests, hobbies, friends and family. This was always such a struggle before. Even better, my time at work is filled with more routes and more traction – this variety keeps things fresh and interesting!