By moving your goods by rail you can help to cut the UK’s carbon emissions because haulage by rail is more efficient than by road. On average, a gallon of fuel will move a tonne of goods 246 miles on the railway, but only 88 miles by road.Carbon Calculator
We provide award-winning Intermodal transport, energy generation movement, vital infrastructure services, terminal management and have capabilities to handle construction and waste materials. So whatever your requirements, we’re here to help.
Our team of over 1,100 people operate over 2,000 trainloads a week, moving 22% of Britain’s rail freight with 99% reliability. Our Train Managers are in charge of our fleet of 156 locomotives and over 1,400 wagons, transporting goods for customers including Aggregate Industries, Crossrail, Drax, EDF Energy, MSC UK, Network Rail and Tarmac.
Our team members’ opinions matter. We want them to be involved in the growth of our business and believe GBRf should be a place where people enjoy working. Because a team that plays together, stays together.Meet Our People
We look for a broad range of experience to work on the railway. Entry roles such as Rail Operators and Seasonal Workers don’t need specific qualifications, just a willingness to learn and a passion to deliver a great service. For Trainee Train Managers you would need to have passed your OPC Train driver psychometrics and for Train Manager roles you must hold a valid ETDL.
We operate UK wide. If you were successful, we would require you to live within 60 minutes of our key depots, placed all across the UK.
There are a few routes you can take to become a Train Driver.
- If you have no previous experience, we recommend a Rail Operator role, which would teach you the skills needed to convert to a Trainee Train Driver.
- If you have passed your OPC psychometrics you could be considered for a Trainee Train Driver course.
- If you hold an ETDL in either passenger or freight, you will need to do a conversion course to be competent.
Yes. GB Railfreight run apprenticeships across our UK offices within administration, Safety, Engineering and Commercial. We offer structured and on-the-job training helping you develop key knowledge and skills to build your future career. Alongside studying a professional qualification, you will work in a busy and challenging role delivering high quality service, in a fast paced environment. If you would like to kick-start your career within the railway we would be keen to hear from you. All current apprenticeships are advertised on the vacancies page, although you can also register your interest in any future apprenticeships by emailing a covering letter and CV to email@example.com