Expect to work around 37 hours a week, usually on shifts. You may work weekends and bank holidays.
You'll spend most of your time in a rail depot or engineering workshop, with some time on the sidings and could find jobs with train operating companies, ScotRail, Light rail and metro companies in big cities like Glasgow.
There is further potential to work with specialist companies who are contracted by the rail operators. With experience, you could be promoted to maintenance team leader or engineering workshop manager.
Working in the Rail Engineering profession
Building new engines and carriages
Fitting out new carriages with upholstery, lighting, control panels and communication systems
Inspecting bodywork, roofs and under-carriages for wear and tear or damage
Repairing or replacing parts
Making new parts
Carrying out regular maintenance checks on systems such as brakes and couplings
Taking apart and testing mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems
Writing reports and updating maintenance records
Contact the Engineering Division Team
Email the Engineering Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.