SNCB and HR Rail, who employ railway staff, want to take on 400 train drivers before the end of next year. To help with this, a “job day” was held in Malines on Saturday. 150 people took part. “They had a unique opportunity to use a simulator and look at a train cab”, HR Rail said.
People that went to the “job day” received information about the job or talked to train drivers.
Applicants took a train to Brussels-Midi, and took preliminary written competence tests. They will soon learn if they have been given an interview.
In total, HR Rail plans to take on between 1,800 and 2,200 new employees for SNCB and Infrabel in 2017. Infrabel is the company that manages the railway network. The positions open are train driver, accompanier, technician, engineers and IT technicians.