Freightliner is now recruiting trainee shunt drivers in Tunstead

Application process now open

Shunt Driver Trainee scheme – Tunstead – application process now open

We are pleased to confirm that we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Shunt Driver Trainee Scheme at our Tunstead Depot.


No experience necessary, but the key things we look for are:

In return for your commitment, we can offer great pay, fantastic benefits including both a defined contribution or final salary defined benefit pension scheme (service criteria applies), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced maternity/paternity entitlements and career progression.


The location for this shunt driver trainee scheme is Tunstead, although training may be held at an alternative location so if successful you may be required to lodge away:

Location Postcode
Tunstead SK17 8TG

To apply you must live within 60 minutes of the depot.

Interested in applying?

To apply please use the link below and access code FL2022J10

Apply for Shunt Driver Roles

Should you be successful at the initial stages, you must be available to attend face to face assessments during April/May.

Due to high application levels for these roles, there is no closing date instead applications will close once a certain volume is reached – so don’t delay apply ASAP.

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Read about how Heather Waugh is challenging perceptions as a woman freight train driver here.

“My only regret is that I never considered the freight world sooner, and that was all based on false perceptions!”

Staff Testimonials

Our Train Drivers

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!

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