Rail Engineering Management Graduate
graduate scheme

Rail Engineering Management Graduate

First Group Plc
UK wide

Job description

There are no comfort zones on this two year programme. So you’ll need plenty of drive as you get to grips with real-life projects and embark on a fast-moving learning journey.

Your ability to build solid relationships and collaborate with your colleagues at every level will be key. Ours is a fast-moving operation in more ways than one, so you’ll also be able to think on your feet and devise innovative solutions to any challenges that come your way. It’s about being creative, looking at things from a new angle, finding ways to do things differently, yet effectively and being resilient to obstacles and set-backs that come your way. Whilst always, always putting the safety of our passengers and our people first.

You’ll get stuck in from day one and over the two years you’ll get fully involved in:

  • Inspections, servicing diagnosis and repairs
  • Learning about depot engineering management in a variety of roles
  • Technical solutions and engineering design projects
  • An industry placement
  • Understanding how the business operates
  • UK Engineering Performance and project and contract management.

Where will I be located?

As you’ll be working across our business in various depots, you’ll need to be flexible over the course of the programme to moving around. You’ll also spend time on placements with suppliers away from home.

  • Full time
  • 37.5 Hours

Company information

FirstGroup PLC is the leading transport operator in the UK and North America, providing solutions for an increasingly congested world, keeping people moving and communities prospering. We operate five divisions, two in the UK – Bus and Rail and three in North America – Student, Transit and Greyhound. During the last year, our 110,000 employees helped 2.2 billion passengers get to work, school or college, to visit family and friends and so much more. We operate, manage or maintain a fleet of 69,000 vehicles and have annual revenues of approximately £5bn.

Person requirements

You’ll be mentored at every stage and we will work with you to ensure you realise your full potential. We’re looking for ambitious graduates who have their sights set on a management role and Chartered Engineer status, you’ll have a real willingness to keep on learning from others plus the determination to drive your own development too. You should also feel confident and comfortable working in demanding commercial environment and strongly believe in the organisations goals and values, the customer should be at the heart of everything you do.

Qualifications and experience requirements

To get started you’ll have at least a 2:2 BEng or an MEng accredited by the IMechE or IET.

Accepted degree subjects






UK wide

Contract and working hours


How to apply

Closing date: 02/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 02/01/2018

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