Hey Guys, Long time reader, first time poster . My question is about being a Shunt Driver. I am currently half way through an application for a vacancy that has come up, and part of the description states that the training offered with this job will teach me everything about operating a train. Obviously it isn't actually being a trainee train driver as a Shunt driver is different but if I managed to get this job would that mean I would be fully qualified to the point that I could apply for better jobs? or will it at least put me in good stead to get a train company to take me on as a trainee in the future? Thank you for your information I'm glad I found this site you guys are very helpful.