Trainee Train Assistants

Transnet Freight Rail has positions for  Trainee Train Assistants to assist the Train Drivers in the movement of the train, shunt the train and to convey information to the client centre en route to enhance the safe, fast movement of commodities. Applicants must have the potential and attributes necessary to be trained to efficiently and safely perform the tasks of a Train Assistant and to be trained as a Train Driver.

Reference: 503087

Position Output

  • Prepare Locomotive
  • Assistance En Route
  • Prepare Communication Equipment
  • Shunting Movement
  • Stable Train/ Locomotive

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Grade 12 with Maths
  • At least 1,6 meters tall

Applicants must possess the following:

  • Psycho motor
  • Depth perception
  • Communication (reading, written and verbal)
  • Conscientious


  • Safety conscious
  • Environmental awareness
  • Conscientious
  • Prepared to work overtime
  • Prepared to work shifts


  • Visual acuity
  • Physically able to lift and carry heavy objects (be prepared to be subjected to assessment of physical abilities)


Please note that due to the fast amount of applications received Transnet would not be in a position to respond to telephonic enquiries regarding your application.
If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.