Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.20 - Freight rail transport

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Renfe, the Spanish railway state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains, will hire 600 new workers, of which 410 employees (68%) will be machinists. In particular, the railway company will select 410 train drivers, of whom 395 will be national train drivers and another fifteen to carry out cross-border traffic with France. Renfe will also hire 80 commercial and 110 maintenance operators. Also, 36 places are related to electrical and electronic work, another 51 with works of adjuster or specialist assembler in rolling stock, 10 more will be experts in machines and tools, another 6 in boilermaking, sheet metal and welding, and the remaining 7 in supplies. This is the sixth job offer that the railway company has launched since 2015, when it hired personnel again after the crisis. The last one, which took place in 2017, is the largest in the history of the company so far, adding 925 workers.


  • 6 June 2018: Expansión
  • 6 June 2018: El País


Eurofound (2018), Renfe, Business expansion in Spain, factsheet number 94275, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94275.