Train conductors work on trains to collect fares, check tickets and help with passenger queries. The conductor walks up and down the train greeting each passenger and checking their passes, tickets or collecting money for their travel.
- Collect fares
- Issue tickets
- Using money and giving change
- Helping passengers with their queries
- Keep the trains tidy
Many train conductors in the region work for Great Western Railway. Train conductors are employed by train operating companies.
Train conductors spend most their time travelling on trains and trams.
Train conductors on average work around 37-40 hours a week.
Starting salary is around £16,000.
There are no set entry qualifications if you want to apply directly, although many employers will expect you to have a good standard of English and Maths, some will be more flexible. If selected for interview, companies will usually test you on your maths, communication, and customer service skills.
You could also apply for an apprenticeship. If you have an EHCP you may be able to apply under the Dfe exemption which allows the apprentice to use Entry Level 3 English and Maths qualifications. The apprentice would have to be competent enough to successfully achieve all other aspects of the apprenticeship requirements, become occupationally competent and achieve Entry Level 3 in English and Maths before the end of their apprenticeship.