How to become a tram driver
Where to go to study
To master the profession of a coachman it is enough to have an education not lower than the average. Next, you will have to take courses for tram drivers. Information about the time and place of the courses can be obtained at the depot of your city.
On average, the tram drivers' courses last for 10 months, they are free of charge and, as a rule, subsequent employment is guaranteed. First, during six months you will be given lectures, then driving practice, an examination, and you can start working. After the distribution to the depot, you will have to spend some time still undergoing an internship under the guidance of an experienced tractor driver. In addition to practical exercises, you will be shown how to understand the exit schedule, how to repair tramway iron, etc.
It is worth knowing that after passing the courses and obtaining a document proving that you can work as a tram driver, you will have to work on this specialty for at least three years, because before the beginning of the courses with each entrant a contract is concluded. Otherwise, payment of penalties - an average of 30-40 thousand rubles.
At the courses you will study such disciplines as traffic rules, rules of technical operation of the composition, the installation of tram cars, the basis of electrical safety and labor protection, the provision of first aid.
Features of the profession
It is worth knowing that a tram driver can be a man or a woman who has reached the age of 21. This profession requires excellent health, because the driver of the tram has to go to the route even in severe frost. And in the trams is not very warm. In addition, a man with a stable psyche will be able to work as a tractor driver, because situations on the road are different. The profession of the tram driver involves a change in working schedule and early enough ascents, because as the working day of the person of this profession begins at 4 o'clock in the morning. It is necessary to take into account the weather conditions, because in the fall and spring it is much harder to drive the tram, because the roads are slippery and dirty.
It is important for the driver of a tram to learn how to drive the car smoothly, so as not to scatter the conductor and passengers around the cabin, but at the same time quickly enough not to get out of the schedule.
The salary of a novice tram driver is on the average 22 thousand rubles, if you work without gross violations. The vacation of the tram drivers is 28 days, if you work 11 months in a row, then another 12 days will be added.
When choosing a tram driver's profession, evaluate all possible risks.