Selby College engineering facilities

UK: Siemens Mobility Ltd has selected Selby College as the training partner for its future £200m production plant at Goole, and has received 200 applications for the first 12 apprentice roles.

Siemens Mobility Goole site

The apprentices will be the first of up to 700 employees for the plant. As part of a comprehensive three-year training programme beginning in September they will spend their first year developing core engineering skills at Selby College. In their second year they will spend one day a week at the college and four days on placement at Siemens Mobility facilities. They will also spend four weeks training at the National Training Academy for Rail in Northampton.

The third year will be split between a six-month placement at Siemens Mobility’s metro centre of excellence in Wien and joining the first intake of employees at Goole in 2023.

The majority of applicants for the Level 3 Rail Technician Apprenticeship positions were from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

‘The number and quality of applications indicates the level of interest in this incredibly exciting project’, said Sambit Banerjee, Managing Director Rolling Stock & Customer Services. ‘The demand for these entry-level opportunities bodes well for future recruitment for a wide range of manufacturing, engineering and associated roles as the project continues to move forward.’