ASTONRAIL

ASTONRail – Industry questionnaire (3/3)

ASTONRail – Industry questionnaire (3/3)

The railway-industry has an international character, demonstrated in all of its sectors –industry, rail network, companies providing the rail freight and passenger services, international organisations, etc. Whilst this fact is undisdinctively positive, it can also generate added complexity in the labour market.

Therefore, the AstonRail Project aims at better understanding what requirements the industry has towards the training of future engineers.

Please take several minutes to answer the following 28 questions.

Please, consider a 5-year period when answering each question.

QUESTIONNAIRE:

15. Please rate the required soft abilities for graduates applying for a job in your company (where 0 accounts for “unnecessary” and 100 for “indispensable”):
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Where 1 accounts for “very poor” and 5 for “very strong”.
Where 1 accounts for “very poor” and 5 for “very strong”.
Where 1 accounts for “never” and 5 for “on a frequent basis”.
Where 1 accounts for “unsatisfactory” and 5 for “excellent”.
Where 1 accounts for “never” and 5 for “on a frequent basis”.
Where 1 accounts for “very poor” and 5 for “very strong”.
22. Are the capabilities of newly hired graduates sufficient for working in international contexts?*