For the first time, in a long time, TfL are looking for new recruits as London Underground Train Operators.
According to my ex-boyfriend the only way to get to be a driver in recent years was to get a "foot in the door" as a CSA (customer service assistant) or similar and then work your way up.
Looks like times have changed. The ad on RailNews says: Job Information: Train Operators
West and North London • £38,311
Every time you pull into an underground station you'll see a platform of people, all waiting for you. Whether it's commuters, tourists, leisure travellers or people with specific needs, they all need a professional train operator to look after them. Being the face of the tube is a big responsibility, but getting people safely to their destinations is something you'll be proud to do. Whether you're an experienced driver or are new to the profession, London Underground can offer you a rewarding career. The job is challenging and expectations are high. But if you're willing to work shifts (early starts, late finishes or nights), you are punctual, you've got the concentration to work alone, obey signals and you're happy wearing a uniform, you can expect an excellent salary and great benefits, including 43 days' holiday, fantastic pension, world class training and free travel for you and your partner.
Closing date is the 28 February 2008, so if you feel you fit the bill, get in quickly as that's not a bad salary, fantastic holiday, free travel AND you get to wear a uniform. What's there not to like about this ad?