Alstom Contributes to the Development of Rail Systems Engineering

Alstom Contributes to the Development of Rail Systems Engineering
Alstom Contributes to the Development of Rail Systems Engineering

Alstom, the world leader in smart and sustainable mobility, and the University of Madrid Carlos III, launched this week a new edition of the Master's Degree in Railway Systems Engineering for graduates with or without rail experience.

The one-year Master's Degree will be delivered in hybrid format (classroom and distance learning) by Professors from the university, active professionals from Alstom in Spain, and other railway professionals. The academic program covers railway systems engineering with a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach that includes the design and development of digital safety and control systems (railway signaling), electrical traction, railcar design, as well as system services and maintenance.

During the opening ceremony, Jose Miguel Soler, Head of Urban Systems and Master's Degree Coordinator at Alstom in Spain, said, “The new Master's Degree is the perfect gateway to the rail industry. Collaboration with Carlos III University, an international reference center for STEM education, and the involvement of a top teaching team, including active professionals with extensive experience, ensure the excellence of the degree. In addition, students who decide to do an internship at Alstom will have the opportunity to work on real projects in a multinational environment from the very first moment.”

This initiative complements other training programs that Alstom's talented professionals have attended over the years. For the academic year 2022-2023, Alstom has increased its cooperation with universities and training centers such as Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Universidad de Cantabria, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya or Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The company will teach. In total, about twenty technicians, engineers and managers from Alstom in Spain collaborate with different universities and training centers to bring the railway industry closer to the next generation.

In addition, the company is currently preparing the new call for applications, which Alstom Talent Energy, its training and internship program for recent graduates, is celebrating this year for its tenth year in a row. To date, approximately 300 recent graduates have participated in this program, which offers postgraduate study grants and paid and supervised internships at Alstom's centers in Madrid and Barcelona.

Stephanie Burik, Talent Management Director at Alstom Spain and Portugal, said, “The rail industry is at the heart of the future of our society. When we talk about rail, we talk about digitalisation, sustainability, mobility and innovation. This is an exciting industry with countless career opportunities in every field,” she says.

To continue its expansion plans and develop new projects and initiatives, Alstom in Spain will hire more than 2022 new employees in 300 (current offers can be viewed at the job portal), operators, welders as well as engineers, mathematicians, technicians and support including functions. The new professionals will join the more than 3.000 employees already part of Alstom Spain and Portugal.

With more than 3.000 employees, Alstom has a long industrial and technological history, including a presence in Spain in 4 industrial centres, 4 technology plants and more than twenty maintenance shops. Among others, Alstom has an industrial plant in Barcelona dedicated to the production of wagons of all types, a propulsion systems factory in Vizcaya and Madrid, different centers of technological innovation for the development of programs and projects in the fields of railway safety, signaling, maintenance and digital mobility.

Günceleme: 18/10/2022 13:53

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