Train Conductor

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Train conductors look after passengers and equipment on board a train. They check that everyone has a valid ticket and sell tickets to those who don't. They are also known as train managers.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Pay at Scotrail is around £17,850 during training (up to six months). Other companies may pay up to £20,000 during training. On completion of training, salaries rise to between £27,500 and £29,500 a year.

There may also be a discount on the cost of rail travel for yourself and your immediate family.


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Getting In

ScotRail, which operates 2,000 train services per day across Scotland, is the main employer. But there are also national rail companies operating in Scotland such as Virgin Trains, Cross Country and TransPennine.

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:


Getting On


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Abellio Scotrail
Tel: 0344 811 0141
Twitter: @ScotRail

Abellio took over the Scotrail franchise from First Group Plc in 2015

People 1st - Careers That Move
Website (2):
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Careers That Move is in association with People 1st and the UKSP. It is the careers website for passenger transport and travel.

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