Bombardier Transportation is a global engineering company that’s shaping the evolution of mobility. We have a rich heritage behind us, but it’s our innovative approach that puts us at the forefront of our industry. At the heart of everything are our employees and our suppliers, with whom mobility truly begins. Join us at our major site in Derby and take pride in working on quality, leading-edge projects that drive your career forward.
At Bombardier, we see trains as more than a mode of transport. Ours is a challenging, innovative, important industry, and we see trains as the future of eco-friendly travel; as outstanding examples of design; and as exceptional feats of engineering. They’re also highly complex projects that need brilliant people to bring them to life and keep them running smoothly.
Our Engineers across the world work to meet and set market trends. We ensure that we have the best products to exceed our customers and passenger’s expectations in terms of not only technical performance but also competitiveness.
By creating products and services that make the most intelligent use of energy and materials, we partner with our suppliers and meet our customers’ demands for more energy-efficient, less emission–producing products with optimal safety, reliability, passenger comfort as well as cost efficiency. We are the only company in the UK that has the capability to design a train from a blank piece of paper, build the train and maintain it throughout its life cycle.
Joining a first placement in Vehicle Architecture, Operability, Service Engineering, Functional Architecture, Acoustics, Product Safety and Reliability, Global Management Office or Verification, you will initially complete a two-year intensive development programme. Alongside your contribution to the success of the team, the rotations in the business will encompass the entire product selection, development and service operation life cycle.
With an experienced Mentor to guide you and undertaking a variety of training modules, you will work towards gaining a professional qualification while also building both technical and interpersonal skills.
The Engineering scheme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and we support your progression to Chartered Engineer.
Joining the team in Derby will mean working on real assignments and gaining hands-on experience with responsibility from day one. You will have a chance to build a personal network within the wider business in order to develop overall business awareness, share best practice and foster cross functional working.
“As a graduate I’ve been involved in a variety of placements and have had the opportunity to engage in a range of work. Some of the daily activities I have been involved with includes requirement management, ensuring that we are providing the customer with a system that works for them; providing the correct evidence to comply with those requirements through train testing and commissioning, whether that’s on Train Zero (our model based design facility) or actually on the trains on our test lines. Creating a great scope of work from test specifications and test reports, to Interface Control Diagrams, software releases and modification documents. I have also had the chance to work closely with customers, Chief Engineers, and a variety of experienced engineers to find the best solutions to customer requirements. All this work counts towards my professional competencies on my road to chartership, with the help of my mentor who has the experience to guide me along the way. And there is a great graduate community that I can speak too to share my experiences with and gain knowledge from.”
You will need a minimum 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree, in one of the following domains: Mechanical, Electronic or Electrical Engineering from courses with rail modules, product integration and system engineering content. A Bachelor or Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry/Materials, Engineering Business Management or a manufacturing discipline are also welcome. Candidates must have excellent problem-solving skills and a passion for making things happen.
Together we move.
As part of the application process, you will need to answer a series of mandatory questions; please allocate a few minutes in going through them and answering, as they are the first shift out step.
If you have successfully completed your application, a follow up e-mail will come through in a few days, explaining in detail the next steps of the selection process (online test, phone interview, Assessment Centre), together with approximate timelines for each.
We wish you the best of luck for all the steps and look forward to getting to know you!
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