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Rail Engineer Trainer at Siemens Rail Systems

What is NSAR?

The National Skills Academy for Rail Ltd (NSAR) was established for wider railway industry support to help tackle current and future skills needs within the rail industry. Rail Engineer Trainers can be found in companies who are members of NSAR.

What is a rail engineer trainer?

As a rail engineer trainer, your job will involve delivering training programmes as well as assessing staff on their skills and knowledge over time. This is a highly important role as you’ll be making sure that the people who work on the railway lines are working to a high standard as they play their part to transport thousands of people safely to their destinations.

You could train and assess people in a number of things, like their technical ability to repair the railway lines and infrastructure or train staff to drive the trains safely.

What does a Rail Engineer Trainer do?

Interested in transport? Want to help others on their career journey? If so, then a career as a rail engineer trainer could be a great one for you. As a rail engineer trainer, it will be your responsibility to pass on your skills and knowledge to the next generation of railway workers. Your role will take you across the country, delivering training programmes to workers who want to expand their knowledge and progress in their careers.

As well as this, you’ll be assessing staff at regular intervals to see how they’re using the skills and knowledge they’ve been taught. As you progress further in your career to higher positions of responsibility, you’ll observe other trainers carrying out their assessments to ensure they are carried out fairly and correctly.

Is a career in training right for me?

Can you explain complex information in a way that’s correct and easy to understand? Want to teach the next generation of engineers and pass on your skills to others? Want a job with lots of variety where you’ll be on the go all over the UK, delivering different training programmes to workers?

If that sounds like you, then a career in training could be the answer.

How to become a rail engineer trainer

In order to become a rail engineer trainer, you’ll need to have worked on the railway to gain some experience. After this, you can become a trainer by taking various training programmes.

To work on the railway as an apprentice, you’ll need good GCSE grades in English, maths and science. As well as this, having some work experience in an engineering company will prove handy for your application. It’ll show the employer that you have a passion for the industry and want to make a career out of it.

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