Tram Driver

Tram drivers on the Isle of Man operate tram services, safely guiding the iconic electric trams through scenic routes, providing both locals and visitors with a unique and picturesque mode of transportation.

Day to Day Tasks

As part of your role you may:

  • carry out equipment checks at the start of your shift
  • drive the tram along set routes
  • pick up and drop off passengers at tram stops
  • keep in radio contact with the control room for up-to-date route information
  • make passenger announcements on a public address system
  • write up reports on any incidents that happen during your shift

Skills and Knowledge

You'll need:

  • knowledge of transport methods, costs and benefits
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • customer service skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • knowledge of public safety and security
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to operate and control equipment

Industry Qualifications

It is common in this industry for employees to have on the job training but this will change from job to job and will be specific for each employer.

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