New train driver qualification course for career changers starting in Stuttgart on 4 June

Stuttgart, 26.04.2018 – In Stuttgart on 4 June Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH is launching a new course for career changers who want to qualify as train drivers.

From June 2019 Go-Ahead will take over operations in Baden-Württemberg on the Stuttgart railway network and the Murrbahn network as of December 2019. With its latest-generation, wheelchair-accessible trains that run on an appealing and reliable schedule, Go-Ahead is making an important contribution to the modernisation and expansion of local public transport in Baden-Württemberg.

For the new team in Baden-Württemberg, 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 friendly cooperation and a competitive salary. Furthermore, education and training programmes offer exciting possibilities for personal development.

The train driver training is divided into two parts and comprises a theoretical and practical part. It lasts for approximately nine months and is carried out by the training provider SES Education and Training [SES Aus- und Fortbildung e.K]. The certified company, based in Schleswig-Holstein, is the leading organisation for education and training measures in the railway industry.

After passing the exam, the participants are employed by Go-Ahead as train drivers. In the second stage of the training, the acquired theory is put into practice 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 the Baden-Württemberg rail network.

Up to 15 prospective train drivers can take part in each course.

The next course is scheduled to begin on 25 June 2018 in Crailsheim.

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.

Short profile SES

SES provides education and training for employees in the railway industry and offers excellent opportunities for secure employment.

As an independent rail transport company, recognised as a training organisation by the German Federal Railway Authority, SES is an integrated partner of numerous other companies in the industry. SES organises its education and training according to the highest standards in order to ensure that throughout Europe both the public and private rail sector enjoy a smooth journey into the future.


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Press information:
Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH
Büchsenstraße 20
70174 Stuttgart

Erik Bethkenhagen
Telephone: +49 (0) 711 400 534 -15