Train Driver Interview Questions
Good jobs like these are hard to come by so when they do you need to feel as prepared as possible.
If this is a career path you would like to do to make sure you stand out from the crowd you could always find a smaller light railway centre near you that you could volunteer at so that whilst you are looking you are gaining experience. This doesn’t have to interfere with your current role you could do it at a weekend, these places do have special weekend days for families and children that I am sure you would be of help at.
If you are lucky enough to be invited for an interview make sure you research standard train information such as:
Routes Timetables Tickets/Prices/Bookings Carriages Make sure you go on a fee train journeys so that you can comment on anything focusing on the positives in the main, any negatives have to be stated constructively.
The interview will want to assess why:
Why they should choose you over other candidates – remember your volunteering experience What attracts you to this role? What do you think the role entails? As well as general questions assessing your customer service skills, how you handle pressure and deal with the general public?
Can you concentrate for long periods of time? This is important for long journeys.
Look at the safety aspect of trains and journeys and remember you will need to know about this.
Use your research skills wisely, this would be a fantastic career to have, prepare for as long as you can and above all be clear and calm.
Why do you want this job?
What is your greatest strength?
What is your greatest weakness?
What are your salary expectations?
What motivates you?
Give some examples of teamwork
Describe a difficult work situation project and how you overcame it