Train drivers drive freight and passenger trains along the national rail network.
You’ll need to have excellent communication skills and be able to work for long periods at a time.
Where To Obtain Training
Below is the train driving schools in South Africa
How can I be a train driver?
To become a train driver, get a high school diploma or GED and enroll in a locomotive engineer training program to learn the basics of railroad work. Next, apply for an entry-level position with a railroad so you can gain experience in the field and get your foot in the door with a good company.
What is called a train driver?
An engineer (American and Canadian), engine driver, loco pilot, motorman, train driver (British and Commonwealth English), is a person who drives a train. The driver is in charge of, and responsible for driving the engine, as well as the mechanical operation of the train, train speed, and all train handling
How much do train drivers make?
Typical Pay The median annual salary for locomotive engineers was $53,310, meaning that half earned more than this and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent of earners made less than $37,460 per year. By contrast, the top 10 percent of earners made more than $81,720 annually. Pay varies by location.
What qualifications do you need for train driver?
Typically you would apply directly to a train operating company to become a train driver. Some employers may expect you to have GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and maths, or equivalent qualifications.
What is the average salary of a train driver?
Salaries for train drivers are dependent on which company they work for and experience. The average base pay for a driver in the UK is £47,705 per year, according to Glassdoor. But the pay can range from as low as £17,000 up to £63,000