Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

1423 Boiler and Engineering Skills Training- Railway


Ref:  1423
Age: 18+
Company: BESTT
Location: The Railway Station, Station Road, Keighley BD22 8NJ and other locations across the country
Hours: 4-5 days a wek with occasional weekend days
Pay:  £11,000 at age 18 to £15,000 at age 22 plus £3,000 completion bonus
  • Learning how to repair the moving parts of a locomotive or steam engine – wheels, cranks, pistons, steam pipework, brakes, lubrication. Work can be hot, noisy, heavy but you will be working alongside very experienced people and in a team at heritage workshops in different locations
  • Learning with a trainer and with BESTT organized teaching.
  • You work through a BESTT syllabus,  photograph your work and write it up to show you understand “why”.
Qualifications & Training:  Certificate (Training broadly at NVQ 2 level)
  • You don't need to have previous engineering or heritage experience but we are looking for people who can work with their hands and have a real interest in how things work.
  • We look for applicants to say what would interest them about this type of engineering work and their future plans;
  • We also need to know that you can follow instruction, work both in a team and on your own and
  • You need basic (GCSE) English and Maths to  write up the work you do and do the necessary calculations.
  • Some training will be at different locations so you need to be prepared to live away from home for a period
  • We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups – from women, ethnic minorities and those living in economically disadvantaged areas
Additional Information:

 Look at to see what’s involved. We can also offer a taster visit and informal interview at a heritage railway.

 One year paid traineeship on mechanical repair of steam engines – 8 places for age 18 plus

How to Apply:  

Send applications to to include an up to date CV and a short summary of any practical work experience and interest in heritage engineering

Where to get more information:  
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