TransPennine Express is recruiting customer service staff for Huddersfield Railway Station – and one of the perks of the job is getting to work with Felix and Bolt the station cats!
Interim station manager Angie Hunte, 60, has worked in the railway industry for 30 years and says it’s a great career choice.
Angie, who leads a team of 32 staff at Huddersfield and Dewsbury stations, has responsibility for the smooth operation of both stations – and also has to ensure Huddersfield station cats Felix and Bolt and well looked after.
Angie is now looking for new blood to join her team and help give TransPennine Express (TPE) customers in West Yorkshire the best journeys possible.
There are customer service roles now available at Huddersfield and Dewsbury with candidates invited to apply to become gateline assistants.
Angie said: “What some people say about the rail industry really is true; we are like a family and, once people join, they almost never want to leave.
“The opportunities within rail are endless and really rewarding, and these new vacancies give local people in West Yorkshire the chance to forge a successful career and future in the industry.”
Angie, 60, started working for on the railway in February 1990 as a train announcer in Leeds and took on several different customer facing roles before finding her spiritual home in Huddersfield.
Whilst at one of TPE’s flagship stations, Angie has worked as station supervisor, team lead and deputy station manager before being promoted to her current role as station manager.
She said: “If anyone had said to me when I first started that my future would see me running a large team across two stations, I would have said never on this planet!
“Yes, there are challenges every day within the rail industry, but that’s what keeps it interesting. My favourite part of the job is the people – my colleagues and customers.
“At the end of the day, if we can find solutions, have a chat, offer advice and put smiles on faces, that’s what our job is all about.”
If you would like to join the TPE family and work alongside Angie (and Felix and Bolt) visit the TPE careers website (firstgroupcareers.com/company/firsttranspennineexpress/home).