Our fantastic Engineering team is responsible for the servicing, maintenance and repair of traction and rolling stock. Without them, we wouldn’t have any trains to run our service!

There are many jobs we recruit to in the Engineering department. You could be a skilled team member, diagnosing faults or helping to build trains, a depot train driver bringing trains in and out of the depot or part of our train presentation team, ensuring all trains are cleaned and serviced to the highest standards.

We also offer brilliant opportunities for people to start and enhance their career in the engineering department with an apprenticeship. Click here to read more about the types of apprenticeships we offer and what you could expect whilst working here.

Skilled Team Member

Take the Northern approach to servicing, maintaining and repairing traction and rolling stock. That means being incredibly safety conscious but not afraid to take risks on ideas, guiding and training new team members while never forgetting there’s always more you can learn and offering up great news ideas whilst still following your Team Leader’s instructions.

We offer outstanding opportunities for qualified engineers to service, maintain and overhaul our traction and rolling stock. From fault diagnosis to vehicle building, we’ll look to you for genuine expertise and practical ability. And we’ll reward you incredibly well for it.

Depot Train Driver

We’ll give you all the training you’ll need for this key role in our Engineering department. Whenever a Northern train takes a break from duty for maintenance or repair, you’ll be the person who brings it in and out of the depot. As well as shunting, there’ll be tanking, refuelling and replenishment of other fluids (oils, greases, coolant and so on) to take care of. We’ll also look to you to keep mentoring our apprentices, making sure they get to know Northern.

Train Presentation Operative (TPO)

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, with potential for personal development and promotion, this is a great opportunity for you. You’ll be someone who thrives on providing great customer service by creating a clean and welcoming environment for our customers. Our trains and stations operate 7 days a week across a whole range of different hours from early morning, right into the night so, if you’re able to work flexible shifts, over an average of 37 hours per week, this could be the job for you.