Jobs & Traineeships

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Student traineeship

FTE offers to highly motivated university students to become part of the FTE team for several months and by this boost their career. The trainees will have the opportunity to participate in real projects and contribute to the daily work of our organisation. They will test their soft skills, but principally also develop a good basis of hard skills in the railway business. Therefore, the traineeship is very suitable for a person with a passion for railways and with the high motivation to continue the career within the railway sector. Moreover, the student might also utilise the traineeship period for the PhD/master/bachelor´s thesis (not obligatory), however, the topic has to be relevant for the FTE working program.

Expected profile:

  •  High motivation and passion for railways
  •  Fluency in English (B2+)
  • Outstanding language skills in another language of the EU (e.g. PL, HU, SL, DE) is considered a plus
  •  Proficiency in MS Office
  •  Any of the following topics of interest are considered as a plus:

o   Railway timetabling

o   Communication and design

o   Infrastructure charges

o   Integration of railways, terminals and service facilities

o   Allocation and train priority criteria

If this raised your interest, you could find more information about the traineeship, including how to apply in our call here. Please read the document carefully and especially the traineeship conditions.

Open topics for thesis

The master and PhD students can contribute to the development of the future European railway processes by doing a thesis (or research) on a selected topic, which is part of the FTE working program. The conducted work can be of high interest for Railway Undertakings, since it can provide empirical/data evidence for the business improvement and thus contribute to higher competitiveness of rail. The student applies for an offered topic to info@forumtraineurope.eu, the application should include the CV and clear motivation. Upon mutual agreement, the FTE office can offer an introduction to the topic, may invite to the relevant international meetings, nonetheless, the ultimate majority of work should be done individually, including data collection. The currently open topics are:

Integration of terminals and service facilities to the capacity management process

The future TTR process, which is currently in the implementation phase, focuses on railway capacity planning and railway allocation. Nevertheless, for RU business is not essential only to have the right to use the tracks but also to have a reserved slot at the terminal/service facility once they arrive with their trains. These two separated processes are currently integrated only to a limited extent, which has to change. The research should map the best practices in Europe and propose recommendations (process) on how to integrate terminals and service facilities to both long-term strategical railway planning and harmonised integrated capacity/slot allocation.

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