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Who We Are

Our team of Great Westerners provides a great rail experience every day.

One of Britain's largest train companies, we do everything we can to provide smooth rail journeys for 100 million customers every year. Our services run across the south from Devon and Cornwall to Bristol, South Wales and London.

We can offer you the chance to be part of a major transformation, as we create a 21st century rail service to be proud of. Discover more about our careers and join our train, station, depot and support teams.

Apprenticeship Schemes

Our Apprenticeship schemes can be the perfect start to your career journey with GWR. You will earn while you learn. There are numerous departments with countless opportunities for you. These vary from engineering to customer services, which include working at stations and on our trains.

Whilst we don’t currently have any ‘live’ Apprentice vacancies, we are taking expressions of interest for our 2023 Apprenticeship Schemes, and you will be contacted when we advertise – along with any updates and open days that we may be hosting. It’s a great way of staying connected with each other.

Please click on the following links for further information about our Apprenticeship Schemes and to express your interest.

Customer Service Apprenticeship Scheme

Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme


GWR Train Driver Roles

Meet some of the First Family at GWR

  • What I enjoy most about my job is the satisfaction of meeting people and helping people.

    Anthony Train Manager,
  • A typical day in my role is checking tickets, helping customers get on the right trains and making sure they have the correct discounts... all sorts!

    Emma Ticket Examiner,
  • I enjoy the job because there are a lot of different things that happen during the day; you see different people, different cultures. Everybody is different in their
    own ways.

    Kevin Gateline Supervisor,
  • The business constantly give me on-going training, give me feedback on how I’m doing and how I can improve myself. They also give me plenty of careers opportunities to go forward.

    James Service Delivery Assistant,
  • A friend recommended the role to me and I haven’t looked back since. The variation is great!

    Robert Train Manager,

GWR currently have 32 vacancies

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