New train driver qualification course for career changers starting in Augsburg on 13 January 2020

Augsburg, 18.12.2019 – As of 13 January 2020, Go-Ahead Bayern GmbH will start its initial and continuing education programme with the first course for career changers for train driver training in Augsburg.

Go-Ahead has won two tender processes in Bavaria. This means that, beginning in late 2021, the company will be in charge of railway operations in Bavaria for the Allgäu Electric Network route; starting in late 2022, Go-Ahead will also manage regional railway operations on line 1 of the Augsburg rail network. Go-Ahead will thus operate a total of around ten million train kilometres per year for its passengers between Munich, Memmingen, and Lindau as well as between Munich, Augsburg, Ulm, Donauwörth, Aalen, Treuchtllingen, and Würzburg.

The train driver training is divided into two parts and comprises a theoretical and practical part. It lasts for 11 months and is run by the training provider DB Training. The company has been one of the leading providers of training and consultation services in the European mobility and logistics market for over 20 years.

In the second stage of the training, the acquired theory is put into practice at Go-Ahead in cooperation with the various partners. In this way every participant is optimally prepared for his or her future role as a train driver in Bavaria. After passing the exam, the participants are employed by Go-Ahead as train drivers.

For the new team in Bavaria, Go-Ahead is looking for employees who share, implement and fully believe in its service-oriented philosophy. Future staff members in the rail transport company can expect an atmosphere of fair cooperation and a competitive salary. Furthermore, education and training programmes offer exciting possibilities for personal development.

Up to 15 prospective train drivers can take part in each course. The next course is scheduled to begin on 25 April 2020 in Ulm.

You can find more detailed information concerning the main focus areas of the training, the requirements for candidates and future perspectives in our German-language vacancies section Train driver traineeship.

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Short profile DB Training

DB Training has been one of the leading providers of training and consultation services in the European mobility and logistics market for over 20 years.

With modern training concepts and extensive consultation competence, DB Training supports the mobility and logistics market in strengthening their performance in the face of increasing competition. DB Training develops custom solutions for and with their clients and are always up to date. The development of a new, contemporary learning culture which includes the integration of innovative learning methods and modern learning media is paramount.

Corresponding to modern standards, technical requirements, and future-oriented and economic planning, the optimal solutions and processes from DB Training were once again certified according to the DIN ISO 9001 quality standard this year.


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Go-Ahead Bayern GmbH
Bahnhofstraße 6
86150 Augsburg

Erik Bethkenhagen
Tel.:  +49 711 400534-15