As someone who is looking to break into the railway industry as a Trainee Locomotive Driver/2nd Person; earlier in this thread it was suggested that undertaking and completing a safeworking course prior to becoming employed would arguably be of little-to-no value to have on a resume.
With that said, instead of a safeworking course; is it possible to enroll and undertake a Certificate IV in Train Driving
course (or similar) prior to applying for employment with a rail operator?
Are there any Training Companies/Further Education Providers who offer this or a similar course to the general public, or is the course only available to those employed in the railway industry?
From what I gather the following companies seem to provide rail training courses;CERT, GOTRAIN, RAILTRAIN, TROJAN RAIL, KANGAN INSTITUTE
Can anyone here provide feedback or advice on the above?
*Are any of the companies 'less encouraged' than some of the others?
*Is there any merit undertaking and completing a train driving course to put on the resume prior to gaining employment in the railway industry?
*Or is it best simply to apply directly with a rail operator when they advertise a trainee position available?