Tram Driver / Driver Trainer
Why did you apply to join Edinburgh Trams?
Coming from a role with G4S as a prison custody officer, I was looking for new career prospects. I thought that Edinburgh Trams offered a great opportunity to do something different.
What does your day involve?
My morning begins with checking the vehicle to make sure that it’s fit for service. Then I might move the tram around the depot or into the workshops or tram wash. Once I’m certain that the vehicle is fit for use, I usually drive the tram onto the main line and run a timetabled service to and from Edinburgh Airport.
What’s your favourite part of the job?
I like passing on my experience and skills to trainee tram drivers. It’s challenging and rewarding to help them prepare for the assessments that will allow them to graduate to driving full time.