As a Signals and Systems Operator, you will use a new signals system to manage the day-to-day movement of trains along a section of the Inland Rail alignment. As you progress through each week, you will become familiar with relevant industry background knowledge, practical scenarios, and a variety of real-life tasks that will help you get a taste for this rewarding role. Using real-world operating protocols, you will then be asked to respond to a disaster situation from the network control centre.
This work experience includes:
😍 4 weeks of virtual self-guided work experience
🛠 Series of thought provoking questions, activities, and challenges, relevant to the specialist field.
🙌 Feedback from your work experience facilitators and industry mentors
💬 Access to a social activity feed
📺 Q&A session with an industry 👷♀️ 👷♂️ professional
What you will gain:
- An understanding of the technical and design fundamentals relevant to the work of a Signalling and Systems Operator as well as their day-to-day tasks
- Understanding how communication with other signallers, control rooms, signal boxes, train drivers and track workers is used to ensure trains move from one route to another safely
- Real-world knowledge of how to deal with unexpected railway incidents along the Inland Rail alignment
- Learn how to manage rail access requirements
- Exposure to a broad range of pathways, including signal maintenance engineering, rail signalling design engineering, and electrical and mechanical maintenance.
- Soft skills that set you apart, including communication, creative thinking and interpersonal skills.
- Certified microcredential titled ‘Signals and Systems Operator Virtual Work Experience at Inland Rail’, that can boost your chances of kick-starting a career in areas related to signalling and systems.