Information published on 6 December 2011 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 269.

Switzerland: more women driving trains

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In a country where women are under-represented in the technical professions, SBB (Swiss Railways) is offering them a tailored training programme and employment conditions facilitating access to careers as train drivers. It is through this scheme that SBB aims to replace the 1000 train drivers due to retire over the next decade. The company’s recruitment strategy is based on greater awareness of market reality: half the population seeking employment are women.

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(Source: SBB)