Dispatcher job description: what's it like, and what do I need?

A dispatcher in a railway company like MEV is involved in the planning, execution and postprocessing of transport services like train journeys, technical wagon inspections and shunting operations. Train movements, shunting operations and deployment of locomotives must be planned and monitored along with the deployment of the appropriate personnel, operative employees' overnight stays before and after their shifts and the timely availability of all train, wagon and timetable documents.


Dispatcher video

MEV employees talk about their daily working life, the particular challenges of the role and why they love their job.