The Job train leaves Leuven on the morning of Saturday 7 October and stops at 11 stations. In addition to Leuven, the train stops at Brussels-Midi, Denderleeuw, Gent-Saint-Pierre, Courtrai, Bruges, Sint-Niklaas, Mechelen, Antwerp-Central, Lierre and Aarschot. On the train, candidates will learn more about the many jobs at SNCB for which new employees are still being sought. For example, one carriage is dedicated to train attendant candidates, another to train drivers, technicians, engineers and many other different functions: from data analysts to IT profiles. In one of the cars, applicants can also get advice on writing their CVs. Those who wish can also take part in an escape game.

Places on the Job Train are limited. Registration is still open until 5 October via

Who are we looking for?

SNCB announced more than 1,600 vacancies at the beginning of this year. Since then, more than 1,400 new colleagues have already been selected, in close collaboration with HR Rail. Most of them have already started or will do so in the coming weeks and months. This means that SNCB is still looking for the right candidate for some 200 vacancies this year. These are mainly operational roles, such as train attendants, train drivers, technicians, security guards or station staff.

Recruitment has also already begun for next year. There will be many more vacancies to fill in the coming months, throughout the country. We need to start recruiting now so that the new candidates can start work as quickly as possible. New train attendants and train drivers must first undergo training, during which they receive almost full pay. The training lasts five months for train attendants and one year for train drivers.

Societal impact

Like most Belgian companies, the SNCB has to work hard to fill its many vacancies year after year. However, the SNCB is clearly gaining in popularity on the job market. In addition to the good working conditions, the opportunities for career development and the unique jobs, new applicants are above all attracted by the societal impact of the jobs and the sustainable nature of the company.