A required skill set has been identified to work in a professional and safe manner in any sector in the railway industry.
A qualification system has been developed to help aspiring employees learn these skills, letting them acquire railway qualifications by taking part in training courses inside and outside the company.
About 150 paid hours a year are required to train the following professional roles:
- Station manager
- Train driver
- Train manager
- Technical manager
- Maintenance expert (for railway infrastructure)
- Rail traffic controller
- Maintenance expert (for rolling stock)
The starting point for each employment relationship is learning about the concepts of hygiene, safety and workplace accident prevention, the rights and obligations of the role, as well as the company organisation and production cycle.
In particular, the apprentice training course will involve:
- theoretical/cross-sector training
- technical/specialist training and technical/professional training
A company tutor will be in charge of shadowing the apprentice throughout the entire apprenticeship, helping complete the individual training plan, while assigning tasks and certifying that the training is carried out properly.