Graduate Opportunity

Manufacturing Engineering Graduate

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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.

Together we move - Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services.

Your tasks:

Manufacturing’s main responsibility is to realise the product for the customer through efficient preparation and execution of manufacturing activities. It is an integral part of the Bid process in defining manufacturing strategy and working with engineering to ensure that product designs have the maximum chances of being produced flawlessly afterwards.

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.

You will join a two-year intensive training programme with a series of placements, throughout manufacturing. Placements typically include: technical services, test, production and plant engineering. Throughout these you will gain the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques we use to ensure the flawless production of our vehicles

Being a Production/Manufacturing Graduate usually involves working on multiple projects at the same time. No two days are the same because projects usually come about when other departments raise issues to the Manufacturing Department that disrupt the build of trains. A typical day starts with checking emails for any updates from various stakeholders on projects you are working on or a meeting request to discuss a new issue/project from your line manager and involved stakeholders. Then going to the shop floor to carry out root cause investigations by gathering data, asking questions to everyone directly involved with the issue from team leaders to Manufacturing engineers to get a starting point for the investigation or analysis. Once you find the root cause of a problem, which usually needs a change of a process or input from other departments, create a report detailing the context, root cause, recommendations and the benefit to the company of carrying them out. You will then send these reports or present them to the managers involved. If they are happy, roll out the changes and monitor how effective your changes have been.

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.


You will need a minimum 2:1 in an engineering or manufacturing discipline, with excellent analytical 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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Opportunity Overview

  • May 2nd, 2021
  • £28,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Derby
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical

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