Southeastern Railway

Southeastern is a great place to further your career where you will find a rich diversity and a dynamic role in a fast-paced environment. 

We are constantly evolving to ensure an excellent passenger service and an inclusive workforce. We are an equal opportunities employer with priorities that include increasing safety, developing our employees and supporting local communities. 

By joining Southeastern, you'll be working for one of Britain's busiest train operators, serving London, Kent and parts of East Sussex.  

Find out more about us and our people, and join our team! 

 

 

About the Company

Southeastern operates one of the busiest networks in the country, including the UK’s first domestic highspeed service with Javelin trains.

We have been running the train service between London and Kent and parts of East Sussex since 2006. From 17 October 2021, Southeastern now operates under the ownership of the Department for Transport Operator of Last Resort Holdings Limited.

We run more than 2,000 trains and carry over 450,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

Just over 4,500 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. 

Culture & Values

At Southeastern we are proud to serve the South East and the work we deliver with partners to secure a thriving future for our railway and the communities we serve.

We don’t own the trains we run or the tracks they run on. Our greatest asset is our people who are passionate about delivering our passengers the best experience possible when using our network.

 Whether you are based on our platforms, onboard, or in one of our office locations, everyone has a part to play in running our services. A lot of our colleagues describe the railway as their family and that feeling grows everyday.

Awards & Recognition

We are proud of the employer awards we have won and the recognition we have received, and we wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the excellent people of Southeastern. 

If you join us you could play a crucial role in helping us to achieve even more. 

  • Winner of ‘Great Place to Work’ at the 2023 National Rail Awards 
  • Winner of Rail Business of the Year 2023 as well as being highly commended in both the Diversity and Inclusion and the Wellbeing in Rail categories 
  • Ranked as part of the 5% club in the Apprenticeships Top 100 Employees 2022. The country’s most outstanding apprenticeship employers for 2022 were recognised for their vital work boosting career opportunities for more people 
  • Financial Times Diversity Leaders ranking for 2023 comprising 850 companies across Europe seen to do more than just talk about their commitment to diversity and inclusion taking action to promote change and create an inclusive environment 
  • Named in The Sun's Top 8 menopause-friendly employers (in 2022) 
  • Won the Women in Rail Top Employer award in both 2020 and 2022 

Inclusion & Diversity

Continuing to create a better and more inclusive organisation is a top priority.

We recognise the importance of diversity in the workplace and are committed to shaping a workplace environment which supports inclusivity and encourages all colleagues to bring their whole self to work in a safe environment. 

We work with partners and experts to ensure our processes and policies are inclusive and continually improving.  

Southeastern are an Endorsed Employer for Women with WORK180 and we are committed to supporting women at work and to attract and retain the best talent. We have received numerous recognitions, including overall winner of the Women in Transport Equity Index 2023 and the 2024 WORK180 Equitable Workplace Award!! 

We have several Colleague Network Groups to offer support, advice, guidance, and a safe space to interact with other group members. These include Armed Forces, Women in Rail Empowerment, Accessibility, Culture and LGBT+ 

Offer of Interview Scheme

We a pleased to be members of the UK Government Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant schemes.

Each scheme is designed to remove barriers faced by disabled people and those who have left the armed forces when they apply for a job by ensuring they get an offer of interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the role. This provides an opportunity to demonstrate the skills, talent and abilities we are seeking at the interview stage. 

By being part of these schemes, we are just making it easier for people with the right skills and attitude to join the Southeastern family, which we want to be as inclusive and diverse as possible.

Southeastern prides itself on being an organisation where everyone can thrive, and being Disability Confident shows our commitment to supporting disabled colleagues and job applicants and those who were in the armed forces to develop a fulfilling career with us.

What We Offer

What positions do we offer? 
 

From managing colleagues, helping customers, engineering trains, to skilfully driving them, we have a variety of job opportunities at Southeastern Railway.

We care passionately about our people and offer some great benefits and discounts. Many of our roles also include apprenticeships giving you the opportunity to learn while you earn and be part of changing the railway. 
 


 

On top of your salary, you’ll get excellent benefits such as free rail travel on our network, discounted travel across the UK and even in Europe. You’ll also receive tons of other discounts and a final salary pension.

At Southeastern, we're also proud to work with some fantastic charities. On top of our regular fundraising events, from flashmob choirs to Christmas jumper days, you’ll also be able to get involved with our incredible Colleague Network Groups and champion change across the railway. 

Eyewitness Controller
Sector: Logistics, Rail
Locations: London
Salary: £35,793 rising to £39,485 plus free rail travel
Working as part of the Revenue and Enforcement department, providing 24 hour tactical and operational support and controlling the deployment of all RPO and REO staff in line with the published roster, the Revenue Prote
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On Board Manager
Sector: Logistics, Rail
Locations: Faversham
Salary: £26,010 rising to £36,983 after 12 months service
Looking for a career that means more? Become a Southeastern On Board Manager based from either Faversham, Ramsgate or Dover. Imagine the satisfaction you'll feel when your customer service skills and positivity
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Trainee Train Driver
Sector: Logistics, Rail
Locations: Orpington
Salary: £24,048 rising to £54,575 plus free rail travel
Looking for a career that can take you places? Become a Southeastern Train Driver. Imagine the pride you'll feel when your focus and problem-solving get hundreds of passengers safely to their destination. Our trai
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Railway Enforcement Officer
Sector: Defence
Locations: Hastings
Salary: £29,883 rising to £36,739 plus free rail travel
Looking for a career that means more? Become a Southeastern Railway Enforcement Officer. Imagine the pride you'll feel knowing you're keeping passengers safe and providing a reassuring presence to everyone using ou
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Railway Enforcement Officer - Flexi hours
Sector: Logistics, Rail
Locations: Ashford
Salary: £29,883 (pro-rata) rising to £36,739 (pro-rata) plus free rail travel
Are you passionate about the safety and protection of others? Do you have experience of dealing with difficult customers and de-escalating conflict or are you from a police, military or enforcement background and ne
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Trainee Train Conductor - Multiple Kent Locations
Sector: Logistics, Rail
Locations: Ashford
Salary: £24,150 rising to £34,649 after a year's service from completion of training
Looking for a career that will take you in new directions? Become a Southeastern Train Conductor. Imagine the pride you'll feel when your customer service skills and problem solving keeps hundreds of journeys ru
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Station Staff - Kent
Sector: Other
Locations: Hastings
Salary: £23,716 rising to £25,759 plus free rail travel
Looking for a career that can take you places? Join our Southeastern station team at one of our Kent Stations. Imagine the pride you'll feel knowing your care and customer service is creating a special place wit
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Customer Service Advisor Future Opportunities - Orpington and Sevenoaks Stations
Sector: Other
Locations: Orpington
Salary: £23,716 rising to £25,759 plus regional allowance depending on location and free travel
We are seeking proactive people who express enthusiasm in improving our passengers' experience. There is lots of opportunity at our Stations to serve our customers and our community and applying for this advert wou
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Customer Service Advisor - Tonbridge / Tunbridge Wells Areas
Sector: Hospitality & Retail
Locations: Hastings
Salary: £23,716 rising to 25,759 plus free rail travel
We are seeking proactive people who express enthusiasm in improving our passengers' experience. There is lots of opportunity at our Stations to serve our customers and our community and applying for this advert wou
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Service Engineer Level 3
Sector: Other
Locations: Erith
Salary: £36,983 plus £1,547 London allowance plus free rail travel. Rising to £46,225 plus £2,060 London
Have you got a passion for Problem Solving? Technical work? Fault Finding? Repairs? If so, WE NEED YOU! An exciting opportunity have arisen within SE Trains as we look to expand our ever growing enginee
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