15,000 apply for 78 jobs to drive new Virgin trains

15,000 apply for 78 jobs to drive new Virgin trains

Those selected for east coast route will get year-long training before driving state-of-the-art Azuma trains

More than 15,000 people have applied to drive Virgin Trains’ new state-of-the art Azuma trains following the rail operator’s biggest recruitment drive on the popular east coast route since the 1980s.

The response – equivalent to nearly 200 applications for each of the 78 posts – comes as Virgin Trains gears up for the launch of the new fleet on the London to Scotland route in 2018.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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