Current Volunteer Vacancies

Trainee Guard/Shunter


To deliver a safe and efficient railway operation by following the rules and procedures required during the various operating requirements of the railway on public and non-public open days. 

You will be trained gradually on non-passenger running days on the practical elements and will be required to successfully complete a written rules based assessment and practical assessment at the end of the training period when required to do so. Once qualified you will work alongside the Diesel Driver and assist with railway operations as required. We envisage that anybody trained in the role will have an opportunity to progress to Diesel Train Driver later dependant on suitability. 

Role Responsibilities

Be able to safely follow all rules regarding signing on for duty correctly. Correctly carry out pre-start up checks and safe shunting procedures. Ensure safe operation of the train by applying the railway rulebook. Coupling on and off as required. Assisting the driver with brake continuity tests.


Decided by the volunteer, but a reasonable commitment will need to be made to undergo the training period.


The Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway, Cynheidre
SA15 5YF
Volunteer / Employed

This is a volunteer position.

This is a non-commital volunteer position. Membership of the railway company is required to become a volunteer. Please note that you must be 21 years of age (or 21 years of age at date of qualification) or above to apply for this position


This is a safety critical position or a position that carries safety responsibilities. Drug and alcohol screening may be carried out as part of the recruitment process and routinely thereafter.


Ability to lift heavy objects such as couplings etc unaided. In general good health and a good aptitude towards following rules and procedures safely. Basic English and Maths skills also essential.

Knowledge and interest in railway operations preferred but not essential.

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