Locomotive Engineer Apprentice (Train Conductor)

 
  Locomotive Engineer Apprenticeship Program
Interested in operating passenger trains?

Are you thorough, methodical and dislike the idea of working a nine to five job? Do you have quick reflexes, great adaptability and demonstrate excellent stress management in all circumstances? If you meet these criteria, we want to hear from you!

You must be comfortable with working variable shifts, overnight stays away from home, dealing with unpredictable circumstances while remaining calm under pressure. Completing our Locomotive Engineer Apprenticeship Program is the way to access this exciting career. Check out the video below and keep reading to learn more!

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Travel as a way of life

If you’re selected, you will complete a 24-month training program (approximate timeframe) to become a Locomotive Engineer. Be prepared to study outside of scheduled training activities, as you will be expected to apply new concepts quickly. Rigour, discipline, and perseverance are essential to successfully complete your training. Here’s what VIA has to offer:

24 months

Estimated duration of your hands-on training with experienced mentors.

100%

Your chances of being hired as a locomotive engineer after completing the training program.

4

Number of learning phases: classroom, simulator, classification yard, and locomotive on the main track.

$64,000

Your annual salary for the first year of training. Starting in your second year, you’ll earn $96,500.

Do you have what it takes?