Latest Employment Opportunities

Engineering Services - Fitter/Machinist (permanent)

We are looking for somebody who is both enthusiastic and skilled in mechanical maintenance and restoration within the Heritage Railway industry.

You will have a full range of skills, knowledge and experience applicable to maintaining and re-building Steam Locomotive Chassis and associated fittings and pipe work. These skills will include Turning, Milling, Boring, Drilling etc. all on conventional machine centres.

Location: Bridgnorth.

39 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 between 08.00-16.45, (15.45 on a Friday).

Please write for an application pack including a large stamp addressed envelope.

Applications by:Application form & CV
Salary:circa. £21500
Closing date:29 August 2014

Please apply to:

Ms Angela Hall
Severn Valley Railway
Engineering Services
Hollybush Road

Bridgnorth
Shropshire
WV16 5DT

Telephone:Not applicable
Email:None available

Carriage & Wagon Department - Fitter Machinist (permanent)

We are looking for someone who is both enthusiastic and keen to become part of the team responsible for the mechanical maintenance and overhaul of our railway carriage fleet.

You will have a full range of skills and knowledge regarding bench fitting and machining, including turning, milling and drilling, and welding, both electric and gas. It would be an advantage, although not essential, if you had some experience of mechanical repairs relating to heritage railway coaching stock.

Location: Kidderminster.

40 hours per week, normally Monday to Friday.

For an application pack, please write with a large stamped addressed envelope.

Applications by:Application form & CV
Salary:Circa £17,000 depending on skills and experience
Closing date:29 August 2014

Please apply to:

Mr Nigel Hanson
Carriage & Wagon Manager
Severn Valley Railway
Carriage Works
Comberton Hill
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1QX

Telephone:01562 67217
Email:carriageworks@svr.co.uk

Traineeships & Apprenticeships

Severn Valley Railway runs a Heritage Skills Training Academy offering Traineeships and Apprenticeships in heritage railway engineering. Several opportunities are available each year for school-leavers and others with a passion for engineering, and ideally a demonstrable interest in preserved railways or other heritage engineering.  

The full programme lasts four years, embracing nationally-recognised Level 2 and Level 3 engineering qualifications. Applicants with suitable qualifications and/or experience can be fast-tracked and start at the appropriate  point in the programme. Those able and wishing to do so can continue beyond the apprenticeship, with SVR support to do higher qualifications, including a degree.

Salary: £4,000 p/a for two days work each week (other three at college) in the first two years, rising to £8,000 p/a for four days work (one at college) in the third year and £14,000 p/a for four days work (one at college) in the fourth year              

Closing date:  Applications accepted all year round for the next intake.

Applications by:Emailed curriculum vitae
Salary:Further information is provided above.
Closing date:31 December 2014

Please apply to:

Mr Richard Thurlow
Severn Valley Railway
Number One
Comberton Place
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1QR

Telephone:07792 241325 for a chat.
Email:richard.thurlow@svrlive.com