Engineering Maintenance (Corkerhill Depot)

Abellio Scotrail

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Job Description

Abellio Scotrail are offering dedicated individuals the opportunity to gain excellent training, leading to the award of Modern Apprentice in Engineering Maintenance. The maintenance depots throughout Scotland are responsible for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of more than 600 vehicles. Vehicle types are varied and include the most modern types of Traction and Rolling stock within the UK. All vehicles are maintained to the highest quality and engineering standards resulting in a challenging working environment. 

You will also work towards and achieve a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award, which is an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development including five sections: volunteering, physical, skills, expedition and residential. Some of the benefits of those taking part include developing self-confidence and self–reliance, gaining a sense of achievement and a sense of responsibility. You will discover exciting opportunities, make new friends, experience teamwork, problem solving, decision making and develop communication skills. Throughout your apprenticeship and DofE you will be working with an industry recognised assessor and mentors who will provide full support.

Entry Requirements

English, Maths, Physics and another technological subject at National 5 or equivalent qualification.

Selected candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre. If successful the next stage would be an interview. The final stage for successful candidates will be a medical examination and drugs/alcohol screening. Appointees must submit at least two satisfactory references, Disclosure Scotland clearance and complete a six month probation period.


Training initially involves a five day Induction training programme including first aid and fire safety.

This is a 4 year apprenticeship with the 1st year spent in full time study at Forth Valley College. The remaining 3 years will be spent training at Haymarket Depot with further study on a day release basis. You should achieve HNC, in the event of this not being achieved, you would not be considered for a skilled job within engineering. Please note that engineering assessment, practical tests and interview will be part of the recruitment process.

Qualifications Achieved

You will work towards your NC and HNC Electrical Engineering Qualification along with associated Vocational qualifications to SVQ Level 3 standard.