Go-Ahead successfully continues its initial and continuing training offensive

Berlin, 19.9.2017 – Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH will be taking over operations in Stuttgart on the Franken-Enz and Rems-Fils lines, as well on the “Murrbahn” network as of 2019. This is why Go-Ahead already began their fifth training course for the train driver traineeship yesterday. The training is certified by AZAV (the German Accreditation and Authorization Ordinance for Employment Promotion) and can be sponsored by employment agencies or the job centre. Up to 15 budding train drivers can take part in each course.

The entire training is divided into two stages and comprises a theoretical and practical part. It lasts for around ten months and is run by the MEV Eisenbahn-Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH.

The participants will be employed as train drivers at Go-Ahead after successfully completing the exam. In cooperation with Go-Ahead’s partners they will be trained up in the second stage until services begin on the line and they will be prepared for their tasks as a train driver in the Baden-Württemberg railway networks.

The sixth scheduled course will begin on 27 November 2017 in Karlsruhe.

As a further element of the training offensive and part of the cooperation agreement with the regional directorate of Baden-Württemberg, Go-Ahead is hosting another applicant day in cooperation with the Karlsruhe-Rastatt Employment Agency on 6 October in Karlsruhe.

Go-Ahead is using this format in order to meet suitable applicants for the train driver traineeship. The event will begin with the company introducing themselves and the job description, as well as the course of the training. Finally, a test will be carried out with the participants and further discussions will take place with suitable candidates.

Go-Ahead is also taking part at the job fair in Philippsburg-Huttenheim, which is being organised by the Waghäusel Employment Agency and will take place on 25 October.

In addition, Go-Ahead will host a round-table forum in June and December, where people interested in the training are invited to ask questions about the company and the planned beginning of services. This invitation is also extended to DB Regio employees who would like to transfer to Go-Ahead as of 2019. Go-Ahead is in close contact with DB Regio as regards the recruitment of train drivers and attendants.

The next round-table forums will take place on Tuesday 17 October in Lauda and on Monday 27 November in Karlsruhe.

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Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH
Jean-Monnet-Straße 2
10557 Berlin

Erik Bethkenhagen
E-mail: presse@go-ahead.com
Telephone: +49 (0) 711 400 534 – 15