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Management Trainee program

The Management Trainee program at Norfolk Southern consists of on-the-job training, professional training, department rotations, and operations training over a one-year span.


Professional Training

Norfolk Southern orientation -- benefits, company culture, overview departments

Topics include communication and leadership skills; offered at  beginning and end of the program in preparation for placement.

Two additional weeks classroom training during program

Operation Basics

Two weeks of operations technical training at training facility south of Atlanta

Department Orientation

One week


Enterprise-wide training -- how operating departments work, and how to leverage new knowledge in your position


Department-specific training at field/department location

Learn more about the Management Trainee career paths at Norfolk Southern


Where are they now?

NS gathered management trainees from different program tracks and asked about their experiences.

View the videos to hear their responses