I’m a driver with another operator (not Metro), and am looking at applying for the Qualified Driver position with VLine. I have a couple of questions about driving with VLine:
-Being based out of Southern Cross, are you qualified on all roads and traction types from day 1, or are you confined to a particular road or set of roads and traction type/s?
-Seeing that VLine are advertising for qualified drivers Australia wide, is there a reason more people aren’t jumping ship from Melbourne sparks to VLine? I would have though the significant increase in base rate at VLine would have made this quite attractive to Metro drivers
-What’s the rostering like I.e. is it all pencil rosters, variation in start times each fortnight, how many relief lines are there (if any), what’s the wait for a permanent line, etc.
Thanks for the advice.