Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Entire Belgium
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.1 - Passenger Rail Transport, Interurban

1,300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 January 2024
Employment effect (start)
26 January 2024
Foreseen end date


NMBS, the Belgian national railway operator has announced it will be looking for 1300 additional employees in 2024. The positions are 400 are for train drivers, 300 for train conductors and 300 for technicians responsible for the maintenance and renewal of the trains. SNCB is also looking for about a hundred people to guarantee safety in the stations and on the trains. This includes both security guards and operators for the emergency centres. The hiring initiative goes beyond the replacement of staff that is leaving, the company intends to expand its business and services as well.

This is the second year in a row that high amount of employees will be hired. In 2023 approximately 1600 vacancies were filled in the company.



Eurofound (2024), NMBS-SNCB, Business expansion in Belgium, factsheet number 200719, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200719.