- Interpret train orders, signals, or railroad rules and regulations that govern the operation of locomotives.
- Confer with conductors or traffic control center personnel via radiophones to issue or receive information concerning stops, delays, or oncoming trains.
- Receive starting signals from conductors and use controls such as throttles or air brakes to
Train drivers typically work around 35 to 40 hours per week.
As a Train driver you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.
This occupation tends to be:
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Average salary for part-time Train driver
Average salary for full-time Train driver
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Future outlook for Train drivers
Balanced outlook25 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook3% yearly wage growth (on average)
Balanced outlook57% chance of automation in the future
Train driver - Your future job?
Which qualifications do I need?
Find out what you need to know in order to become a Train driver and the highest average level of education for people in this role.
What soft skills do I need?Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Train driver.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
What technical skills do I need?
Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Train driver. Check that you know:
Things to highlight for your Train driver interview
Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
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