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Bombardier Transportation in the United Kingdom

Bombardier is the UK’s leading rail engineering and manufacturing company, headquartered at the iconic Litchurch Lane facility in Derby, the heart of the largest cluster of rail-connected businesses anywhere in the world. Bombardier is the only company in the UK able to design, develop, manufacture, test and service trains for UK and export markets. A global leader in the rail industry, we offer a comprehensive product portfolio spanning the full spectrum of rail solutions.

Our AVENTRA trains for the Elizabeth line, London Overground, and the East Anglia, South Western, West Midlands and Essex Thameside rail franchises are designed and built here in Britain. The trains our services teams maintain from 21 sites across the country keep Britain moving on one of the busiest and most complex networks in the world.

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Projects in the United Kingdom

In the UK, Bombardier employs 4,000 people, comprising around 2,000 at Derby including over 400 specialised engineers, almost 1,000 in London, and our Rail Control Solutions engineering and manufacturing facility at Plymouth produces products for the UK and for export.


We have supplied just under half of the modern fleet and maintain more than 3,000 vehicles across the UK. Our installed product base includes:


  • 2,660 AVENTRA Electric Multiple Units cars built or on order for the Elizabeth line, London Overground, and the East Anglia, South Western, West Midlands and Essex Thameside rail franchises.
  • 2,805 ELECTROSTAR Electric Multiple Units cars in operation on London Overground; and on the Essex Thameside; East Anglia; Great Western; South Eastern and Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern rail franchises – as well as the Gautrain operation in South Africa.
  • 456 TURBOSTAR Diesel Multiple Unit cars in operation on London Overground, and on the Chiltern; Cross Country; East Anglia; Scotrail; Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern, and West Midlands rail franchises.
  • 352 Voyagers and Super Voyagers Diesel Multiple Unit cars in operation with the Inter City West Coast and Cross Country rail franchises, and 143 Meridian Diesel Multiple Unit cars in operation on the East Midlands franchise.
  • 1,375 MOVIA S Stock cars in operation on the London Underground Circle; District; Hammersmith & City; and Metropolitan lines.
  • 376 MOVIA 2009 Stock cars in operation on the London Underground Victoria line.
  • 162 FLEXITY light rail vehicles in operation for Manchester Metrolink, Croydon Tramlink and Blackpool Transport.
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Your career in the UK

UK Graduate Programme - Apply now!

The UK Graduate Programme is a development programme which prepares passionate and talented individuals for a future role within our company. Its long-term purpose is to fill Bombardier Transportation’s future global talent pipeline as a key element of our competitive foundation for great talent globally.

The Graduate Programme is generally two years in length with the Graduate Trainee moving from their Home Function, into various Host Functions in order to gain experience and competence. The structure of the graduate programme has been created to allow flexibility for the individual. Each rotation can be as long or a short as is required for you to meet your development needs. The first six months give you grounding in your Home Function as it is generally anticipated that this is where your First Appointment will be when you complete the programme.

By having an expert mentor, you will receive the continuous support and training needed to gain a relevant professional accreditation. Within a short time, you will be ready to apply your talents to an even wider range of projects.

Check out our graduate schemes and apply today!

The closing date for applications is May 2nd 2021.


Title Site Date Status
Services Execution Graduate London Jan 26, 2021 Apply now
Procurement and Supply Chain Graduate  Derby Jan 26, 2021 Apply now
Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Derby Jan 26, 2021 Apply now
Quality Engineering Graduate  Derby Jan 26, 2021 Apply now
Project Commercial Management Graduate London Jan 26, 2021 Apply now
Rail Control Solutions – Project Management Graduate Derby Jan 26, 2021 Apply now
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Derby Jan 26, 2021 Apply now
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Graduate Derby Jan 26, 2021 Apply now
Test Engineering Graduate Derby Jan 26, 2021 Apply now
Data Analytics Management Graduate  Derby Jan 26, 2021 Apply now

Other career opportunities

It’s an exciting time to be part of the rail sector in Britain. Investment in the development of the UK’s rail network is set to reach an all time high and rail projects are being prioritized at a national and local level. This underlines what we at Bombardier have long believed – Rail is good for the economy and it’s good for the environment. What’s more, it’s driven by popular demand – today’s travellers are choosing rail.

Here in the UK, we’ve consistently delivered on our commitments and challenged ourselves and the sector to raise the bar higher with improved rolling stock and services. Our track record speaks for itself. We have built, or have on order, 60 % of the UK’s trains and are contracted to service over 5,000 vehicles.

Our new MOVIA metro trains are making a vast difference on the Victoria and subsurface lines in London, offering increased capacity and improving reliability.

We are delighted that Blackpool and Lancashire Council became the global launch customer for our FLEXITY 2 trams, choosing the world’s best tram technology to make its debut here in the UK. And behind the scenes, our Services teams, based at 30 locations across the UK, provide exceptional support on an ongoing basis to maximize the reliability and availability of our customers’ fleets.

At Bombardier, your future is yours to define. You’re not just someone who works here… you’re one of the people who drives our success. That’s why we’re committed to attracting and retaining the right talent by providing an environment to develop a fulfilling career at Bombardier.

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Timelapse footage showing final assembly of Elizabeth line AVENTRA trains at Bombardier’s Derby site.

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