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Simulator Training Manager in Birmingham at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Job Description

Are you an experienced Simulator Trainer or Train Driver? Are you looking for an exciting new role opportunity? Then read on!

Simulator Training Manager

Location: Birmingham, B3

Salary: Competitive

About the Company:

As part of the wider Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains Ltd, operates as a joint venture - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway, delivering over 1,300 safe and reliable services per day for more than a 60 million passengers per year.

Since the start of our franchise in 2017 we have been committed to improving our services, investing a whopping £1 billion into the region’s network, £18million in the development of all our workforce including the introduction of new “state of the art” Train Simulators.

With all that investment focussing on staff development it’s an exciting time to be part of WMT, as we are seeking to expand our Academy Centre, and looking for a Simulator Manager to join our team

About the Simulator Training Manager Role:

This is a key role within West Midlands Trains based in Birmingham, you’ll be responsible for promoting and managing the day to day running of the simulators, shaping innovative simulator scenarios and delivering training packages on both our static and mobile sims.

You’ll partner closely with the business, identifying new opportunities for training which are compatible with our current core training programmes and ensure operational staffs training and assessments are delivered within their competency cycles.

Your knowledge of the rail industry will form a key element for the development of training packages to ensure they are enhanced to represent industry best practice and are compliant with operational and occupational standards.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a proactive team, enhance your skills and gain immense satisfaction in the fact you are inspiring others to learn, all whilst maintaining your competence as a train driver.

Simulator Training Manager Requirements:


  • Previous operational experience as a qualified Train Driver.
  • Excellent knowledge of railway rules and regulations.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Firm understanding of Microsoft Offices.
  • Comfortable in the use of technology.
  • Excellent attention to detail and relationship building skills.
  • Highly self-motivated, proactive team player with a willingness to embrace new ideas.

Simulator Training Manager Benefits:


  • Comprehensive training and continuous ongoing support and professional advancement.
  • Free travel on West Midlands Trains and other Abellio group trains.
  • 75% discount on all other train operating companies over most of the UK rail network.
  • Enrolment of our West Midland Railways Pension Scheme and our pension salary sacrifice, scheme – Smart Pensions.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Manager’s Bonus Scheme.

If you meet the Simulator Training Manager requirements and feel the role would be a good fit, then please apply today!