Driver Manager

Driver Manager

Driver Managers oversee the management of Train Drivers. They are experienced Train Drivers who hold exceptional route knowledge, concentration and observational skills – and natural leaders with a commitment to safety.

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Average Salary

£43,000 - £57,000

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What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Creating schedules and assigning train routes to drivers
  • Ensuring that all train drivers on their team are properly trained and certified
  • Monitoring train driver performance and providing coaching and feedback
  • Working with other departments to ensure that trains are running smoothly and on time


  • Analytical thinking
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Leadership
  • Technical knowledge of train driving


  • GCSE grades A*-C
  • A-Levels
  • Train driving or other relevant Foundation Degree
  • Higher National Diploma
  • T Level in Train Driving or related subject
  • Level 4 NVQ, equivalent Level 5 Diploma or equivalent Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Train Driving or related subject
  • Relevant driver-specific health and safety qualifications

Example Qualifications

  • Higher National Diploma
  • Level 4 NVQ
  • Level 5 Award
  • Level 5 Certificate
  • Level 5 Diploma
  • Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship


  • East Anglia: £54,005
  • East Midlands: £48,996
  • London: £54,064
  • North East: £46,150
  • North West: £54,122
  • Scotland: £53,064
  • South East: £56,517
  • South West: £53,731
  • Wales: £42,967
  • West Midlands: £47,502
  • Yorkshire The Humber £52,255

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