Safety Critical Trainer

Salary: £40,000

Industry: Rail

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: railtrainer

Expiration date: 07 November 2017

Do you have a passion for rail safety and passing this onto others? Are you an experienced NSAR & COSS qualified trainer? If so, you might be a perfect fit at MDA Rail Training.

We have the highest standards for teaching rail safety the right way, which is why we are seeking trainers with this same passion. Reporting to our Head of Rail, you’ll champion our mantra, “Those who learn the safest way can come home safe every day.”

You’ll deliver short courses including PTS and other critical safety training at our outstanding training facility in Cheshire.

The Company

Established in 1998, MDA Rail Training (part of the Millbank Group) is graded “outstanding” by the National Skills Association for Rail (NSAR). Our expanding, dynamic and progressive training centre is tailored specially towards the socially and economically diverse rail industry.

Network Rail have twice awarded us "Training Provider of the Year", and our trainers have also won “Trainer of the Year”. We are passionate about safety on the railway and making sure everyone gets home safely.


  • Travel and Flexibility will be required due to the nature of the business.
  • Company vehicle or car allowance
  • Pension
  • Laptop & mobile phone
  • 20 + 8 holidays plus 1 day increasing on a yearly basis up to 5 years’ service

Skills & experience


  • NSAR registered Licensed Trainer
  • Valid and current COSS Qualification
  • Experienced in delivery of COSS, PTS, AC, DCCR, LKT, IWA, OLP, CRP, LLT, PC, TIC, ICI and Railway Engineering
  • Knowledge of government funded employment and training programmes
  • Verifier Qualification (IQA, V1, CAVA, EQA, AIQAPP, CLIQAAP, AEQAPP, CLEQAAP)
  • Assessment/Assessing/Assessor Qualifications (A1, TAQA, CAVA, ACWE, AVRA, IQAA, A2)
  • Teaching Qualification (PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS, PGCE, CertEd, 7407)


  • Occupational history and competence within the rail industry
  • Minimum 3-5 years training experience
  • Management experience
  • The ability to motivate and encourage people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accurate report writing and record keeping skills
  • Planning and delivering vocational training programmes and workshops
  • Observing and assessing learners in their workplace
  • Good sound knowledge of the rail and safety issues within the industry (5 years minimum experience)
  • Full safety knowledge of Track Safety, COSS, Track Induction
  • A1 & V1 or equivalent Award
  • Teaching qualification