How to become a tram driver
Where to go to study
To master the profession of the driver, it is enough to have an education not lower than secondary. Next you will have to take courses for tram drivers. Information about the time and place of passing the courses can be obtained at the depot of your city.
On average, tram drivers' courses last for 10 months, they are free and, as a rule, subsequent employment is guaranteed. First, within six months you will be given lectures, then driving practice, exam, and you can get to work. After being distributed to the depot, you will have to undergo an internship for some time under the guidance of an experienced driver. In addition to practical exercises, they will show you how to understand the departure schedule, how to repair tram iron, etc.
It is worth knowing that after completing the courses and receiving a document certifying that you can work as a tram driver, you will have to work in this specialty for at least three years, because before entering the courses an agreement is concluded with each entrant. Otherwise, the payment of a penalty - an average of 30-40 thousand rubles.
During the courses you will study such disciplines as rules of the road, rules of technical operation of the train, installation of tram cars, basic electrical safety and labor protection, first aid.
Features of the profession
It is worth knowing that both a man and a woman over 21 years old can become a tram driver. This profession requires excellent health, because the tram driver even has to go on a route even in severe frost. And the trams are not very warm. In addition, a man who has a stable psyche will be able to work as a motorman, because situations on the road are different. The profession of a tram driver involves a shift schedule and early enough rises, because the working day of a person in this profession starts at 4 am. 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 a tram driver to learn how to drive a car smoothly so as not to scatter the conductor and passengers through the cabin, but at the same time quickly enough not to get out of the schedule.
The salary of a novice tram driver averages 22 thousand rubles, if you work without gross violations. The vacation of the motormen is 28 days, if you work 11 months in a row, you will add another 12 days.
Choosing the profession of a tram driver, evaluate all possible risks.