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Tram-Bus-Train Driver

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i recently look for these jobs and i found that for Bus Driver they need a C1 level at minimum.Somebody know about the Tram or Train driver what level they need?

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In the hospital that my brother works they need Dermatologists and they ask for B1 level.Is that weird only for me?
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Old 23.08.2015, 19:09
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I was told by the Bern bus company that new drivers are sent out on ordinary buses. Then they drive the trolley buses (electric) and finally they can drive the trams.

I believe train drivers are trained completely differently.

Is your brother a true dermatologist, or does he have to read palms?

i dont understand your last phrase....but my brother is director in the psychiatric clinic.
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Old 23.08.2015, 19:17
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i dont understand your last phrase....but my brother is director in the psychiatric clinic.
Ohhhh, then no problem (sorry, was a bit confused about your cute original post looking for mobile job selling pharmaceuticals - sorry for the speeling, am a banker).

In this case it's no problems, there are loads of contacts you could use on the Forum:

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Re: Tram-Bus-Train Driver

Iam looking for mobile job selling pharmaceuticals??????????????????
Where did you see this?

And where does the link answer me about the German Level for Trains and Trams?
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Hi all,

i recently look for these jobs and i found that for Bus Driver they need a C1 level at minimum.Somebody know about the Tram or Train driver what level they need?

p.s
In the hospital that my brother works they need Dermatologists and they ask for B1 level.Is that weird only for me?
Not sure what's weird about that. Doctors can often work in many languages and if their German's not the best they'll have others at hand to make it so. A tram driver will be expected to deal with instructions, queries, announcements and any other aspect of work in competent (Swiss-)German only. So it seems perfectly reasonable to demand a higher level of proficiency, yes.
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Re: Tram-Bus-Train Driver

This is an idea. Possibly a way to start in this area in Switzerland is to work for a Bergbahn ("mountain railway"). Some of these positions are seasonal:

http://www.seilbahnen.org/de/Service/Stellenboerse

The SBB Swiss Rail has an internet page for locomotive drivers. Depending on the location you might be required to know or learn German, French and Italian.

http://www.sbb.ch/sbb-konzern/jobs-k...fuehrerin.html
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Re: Tram-Bus-Train Driver

If you search on "Busführer" at jobs.ch, you'll find two openings for Zurich airport bus drivers requiring "gute Deutschkenntnisse". This could be something like B1 rather than C1:

http://www.jobs.ch/de/suche.php
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Thank you very much.
I will download the app and search it.
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Re: Tram-Bus-Train Driver

Here's a comprehensive list of Bergbahnen in Switzerland (and several other countries) with links to their job openings:

http://www.arbeitsplatz-seilbahn.com...kigebiete.php?

As an example, Rigi is looking for a combination "Sicherheitsbeauftragter & Lokführer":

http://www.rigi.ch/Resources/Unterne...ter-lokfue.PDF

Also, there are a number of train companies in Switzerland besides the SBB. Wiki has a lengthy listing, although possibly not fully complete:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...in_Switzerland

It is possible that some of these rail companies would be interested in a Lokführer with B1 German abilities.
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Hi all,

i recently look for these jobs and i found that for Bus Driver they need a C1 level at minimum.Somebody know about the Tram or Train driver what level they need?

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In the hospital that my brother works they need Dermatologists and they ask for B1 level.Is that weird only for me?
I misunderstood your question, I believe you meant Deutschkenntnisse level C1 and not driving license category C1...
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Re: Tram-Bus-Train Driver

PostAuto, which operates the largest bus company in Switzerland, says this about the language needs of its drivers:
"- Gute Kenntnisse in Wort und Schrift von mindestens einer Landessprache
- Fremdsprachen sind in touristischen Gebieten von Vorteil"

http://www.postauto.ch/pag-startseit...uer-fahrer.pdf

For a bus driver position at BDWM in Zofingen, the requirements are stated as: Verfügen Sie über den Fahrausweis Kategorie D oder stehen kurz vor der Prüfung für Kategorie D, haben gute Nerven und kommunizieren problemlos in Deutsch?

http://bdwm.ch/images/_Dateien/Stell...SZR_Juni14.pdf
For a Busfahrer position at VBZ Zurich, however, C1 German is required:
"einwandfreie Deutschkenntnisse (mindestens Niveau C1)"

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/vbz/de/...ellen_vbz.html
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http://bdwm.ch/images/_Dateien/Stell...SZR_Juni14.pdf
For a Busfahrer position at VBZ Zurich, however, C1 German is required:
"einwandfreie Deutschkenntnisse (mindestens Niveau C1)"

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/vbz/de/...ellen_vbz.html
I'd be surprised if all (or even many) of the bus drivers in Zurich could pass C1! I'd think anyone with B2 is communicating on a level perfectly adequate for working with passengers.

I did a B1 grammatic course and half the class were Swiss people who needed to improve their grammar for work.

Sounds more like they get a lot of applicants and non-native language is an easy way of trimming the numbers.
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Re: Tram-Bus-Train Driver

Hello, I hope I don't appear too out of the blue, but I'd like to know the general requirements for becoming a train driver in Switzerland, aside from knowing the language.

I have just finished high school and I'm still trying to decide where I would like to live in a few years time. Is university required for such a job, or will I acquire everything during the training? How to maximize my chances of even being considered?
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Re: Tram-Bus-Train Driver

so how much does a tram or train driver earn?
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Hello, I hope I don't appear too out of the blue, but I'd like to know the general requirements for becoming a train driver in Switzerland, aside from knowing the language.

I have just finished high school and I'm still trying to decide where I would like to live in a few years time. Is university required for such a job, or will I acquire everything during the training? How to maximize my chances of even being considered?
This page describes the SBB Lokführer Beruf, Bewerbungsprozess, usw. The SBB is the most important train company in Switzerland:

http://www.sbb.ch/sbb-konzern/jobs-k...fuehrerin.html
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so how much does a tram or train driver earn?
Shouldn't the question be:

- "what's a Greek urn?"
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Re: Tram-Bus-Train Driver

My personal dream is to once be put behind the controls of a Basel or Zurich tram and just drive it between a few stops.

There is in Basel a tram enthusiasts club who look after the old-timer trams - I understand they have a section of test track off the main network where they allow amateurs to have a go - with an experienced driver on hand to stop you derailing it.

Nothing to do with the OP - but worth a mention.

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so how much does a tram or train driver earn?
Suggest you google on "sbb lokführer lohn".

Here are two results:
http://www.lohnanalyse.de/ch/loehne/...fuehrerin.html

http://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft/...id1840709.html

(2nd page on chart to see SBB wages).
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