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Train Conductor

Conductor blowing whistle for a train to leave the train station

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:

Pay

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

Pay at Scotrail is £19,991 during training (up to six months). Other companies may pay up to around £20,000 during training. On completion of training, the Scotrail salary rises to £33,026 a year.

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

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

ScotRail, which operates 2,300 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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1239
4.5 %
FALL
2029
1186
  United Kingdom
2024
15937
2 %
RISE
2029
16260

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of Transpennine Express

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Abellio Scotrail
Website: http://www.scotrail.co.uk/about-scotrail/careers
Twitter: @ScotRail
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScotRail

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

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