Hilly Bill Registered User
#1

There was someone on here asking about jobs in Irish rail, check out their site. They are hiring for the city centre re signalling.

Waestrel Registered User
#2

cheers, will check.

Hilly Bill Registered User
#3

A few started like this and are now signalman and drivers etc.

Waestrel Registered User
#4

Would have college education work against me in this case? Sick of staring into a computer screen and would love to learn skills with my hands. College educated to Masters level!

#5

Waestrel said:
Would have college education work against me in this case? Sick of staring into a computer screen and would love to learn skills with my hands. College educated to Masters level!


A big plus I'd say......

Hilly Bill Registered User
#6

Just an ability to follow instructions. You would have to do the track safety course, possibly the lookout course and the engineering supervisor course. You might get a nice bit of dinner thrown in as well in the black lion. If you don't drive, don't let that discourage you from applying.

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Waestrel Registered User
#7

all sounds great. Cheers for heads up. Will there be huge interest?

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Hilly Bill Registered User
#8

Not sure but send in the application anyway you have as much chance as anyone and good luck. If you are on the dole then go for it. Put in for all 3 if you are also and electrician. Pm me if you have any queries.

Victor Registered User
#10

Rail jobs that I am aware of:

Irish Rail - Apprenticeship positions (Diesel Mechanic, Electrician, Fitter) - Dublin, Drogheda, Limerick, Portlaois

Irish Rail - Dublin City Re-Signalling Project (General Operatives, Platelayers, Electricians)

Irish Rail - small number of gate keeper positions.

Rail Gourmet - train staff, various locations (Heuston, Tralee, Cork, possibly Galway)

Grand Hibernian - train staff, various locations - I'm not sure how official this is.

punisher5112 Registered User
#11

Are driver positions ever open these days?
I am employed with DB but wouldn't mind a change.
I know a few moved as bus drivers to train drivers a few years ago but maybe this isn't possible anymore.

Slunk Registered User
#12

Are the gatekeepers jobs open to all or just internally to other IR employees?

Victor Registered User
#13

Slunk said:
Are the gatekeepers jobs open to all or just internally to other IR employees?


I only saw a reference to the positions existing, I haven't seen any actual ad, so it might be internal only.

I get the impression that the pay is very poor, although some locations come with accommodation. In the 1990s, some gate-keepers were being paid about £1.50 per hour., although per hour is a poor measure of pay rates for such jobs, as it's 5 minutes work, followed by boredom.

Hilly Bill Registered User
#14

the gatekeepers jobs are gone and were open to anyone. 2 positions.

Waestrel Registered User
#15

Any idea when we shall hear yes or no on these jobs?

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