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SKILLED ENGINEERING TEAM MEMBERS GRADE A1.3 SKILLED ENGINEERS LOCATIONS: CORKERHILL With more than 5,000 employees, ScotRail plays a vital role in serving the people and communities of Scotland. We recognise a modern and diverse workforce,...




With more than 5,000 employees, ScotRail plays a vital role in serving the people and communities of Scotland.  We recognise a modern and diverse workforce, encouraged to use their talents, and develop their skills, is integral to our success in serving and reflecting the communities of Scotland.  We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and have also set ourselves ambitious sustainability targets including having a carbon-free railway in Scotland by 2035. 

ScotRail is four times accredited as a Top Employer, has achieved Leaders in Diversity and is a Disability Confident Employer.  We value, celebrate, and respect the diversity our people and aim to inspire, attract, retain, and develop the best talent.  Because we value diversity and the benefits it brings, we want to continue improving the diversity of our people and particularly welcome applications from women, young people, LGBT+ people, people with a disability, and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. 

ScotRail have 4 maintenance depots throughout Scotland 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.

As key part of the engineering maintenance team, you will be responsible for the general maintenance, fault finding and repair of ScotRail vehicles to the prescribes standards.  This will require working consistently to prescribed mechanical and electrical engineering standards with the ability to meet deadlines.

To be considered for the skilled posts you must have completed a recognised engineering apprenticeship, achieving Level 3 NVQs (or equivalent) in Electrical & / or Mechanical pathways. Academic qualifications in Mechanical engineering to a HNC/NC standard or equivalent are preferred. Applicants with relevant experience will also be considered.

All candidates must be flexible, efficient, and enthusiastic with good communication and team working skills. Ideally applicants must also be conversant with ISO 9001 procedures. For the skilled positions you must be able to produce a full copy of trade papers/relevant qualifications prior to assessment centre stage. Due to the demands of the shift-pattern it would be advantageous to have a full driving license and your own transport.

Hours of work: 35-hour week. The post involves working a variety of shifts and includes weekend working.

Reference Salary: A1.3 grade £50,755 per annum on completion of training, training salary £45,300 per annum.

We’ll ensure you’re rewarded for your contribution with a competitive package that includes:

  • Contributory Final Salary Pension scheme
  • Free and reduced rate rail travel for you and your family, where applicable.
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Hapi benefits package, offered to everyone at ScotRail.

Selection process: Candidates short-listed will be invited to attend an assessment centre. Candidates successful after assessment will be invited to attend an interview. The final stage for successful candidates will be a medical examination and drugs/alcohol screening. Appointees must provide a basic disclosure Scotland check and at least 2 satisfactory references and complete a six-month probation period.

Medical Fitness: Due to the nature of the post and rail industry safety requirements there are certain medical & fitness standards that you would require to meet.


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