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Mechanical Engineering Graduate

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Mechanical Engineering Graduate-DER00203


At Bombardier, we see trains as more than a mode of transport. Ours is a challenging, innovative, important industry, and we see trains as the future of eco-friendly travel; as outstanding examples of design; and as exceptional feats of engineering. They’re also highly complex projects that need brilliant people to bring them to life and keep them running smoothly.


What's a bogie? Google it. You'll find it's the single most safety critical system on a rail vehicle, sitting between the rails and passenger compartment. At speeds up to 400kph bogies must withstand enormous shock and vibration loads whilst giving the passengers a safe and comfortable ride. Designing bogies is one of the ultimate challenges in mechanical engineering and it takes a team of bright and committed individuals to make it happen. Quality Engineering. On time. On Budget.

Graduates who join the bogies division participate in a two-year (IMechE accredited) development programme. You will have the opportunity to undertake a four-month rotation program through the main functions which make up the bogies division. This includes structural analysis, dynamics, RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety), bogie engineering, design and warranty support.

A graduate joining one of the bogies teams will be expected, under supervision, to make a direct contribution to the design or integration of components into a bogie. Any given bogie takes approximately two years to progress through design, manufacture, laboratory proving and track testing. This presents an exciting opportunity to make a real contribution to the design of a bogie and to see the fruits of your work.

With an experienced Mentor to guide you and undertaking a variety of training modules, you will work towards gaining a professional qualification while also building both technical and interpersonal skills.


You will need a minimum 2:1 Bachelor or master’s degree, in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering, from courses with an inclination on the mechanical side. Candidates must have excellent problem-solving skills and a passion for making things happen.

Bombardier Transportation is a global engineering company that’s shaping the evolution of mobility. We have a rich heritage behind us, but it’s our innovative approach that puts us at the forefront of our industry. At the heart of everything are our employees and our suppliers, with whom mobility truly begins. Join us at our major site in Derby and take pride in working on quality, leading-edge projects that drive your career forward.

Together we move.

As part of the application process, you will need to answer a series of mandatory questions; please allocate a few minutes in going through them and answering, as they are the first shift out step.

If you have successfully completed your application, a follow up e-mail will come through in a few days, explaining in detail the next steps of the selection process (online test, phone interview, Assessment Center), together with approximate timelines for each.

We wish you the best of luck for all the steps and look forward to getting to know you!

Salary: starting with 28,000 GBP

Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.

Job: Bogies Engineering
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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