Agreed. Not sure if it used to be this high though? I know others start lower but often have incremental raises throughout the training whereas GWR trainee pay doesn’t? Freightliner was about the lowest I’ve seen at £20k with one or two increased within a year or so if memory serves me. SWR start on about £25k but have several increases, raising to about £36k within the first year. £27.5k is very good when you consider what other jobs pay, and bearing in mind you’re quite a risk to them at this point as there’s quite some investment from the TOC in the trainee.