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Train Maintenance Technician

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A train maintenance technician maintains and repairs trains and other railway equipment and machinery to the highest standards, ensuring safety and comfort for both passengers and crew. They are also known as traction and rolling stock technicians or engineers or fleet maintenance engineers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries may be based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £3.50 an hour (April 2017). Some companies pay their trainees around £18,000 a year. Qualified technicians earn between £30,000 and £40,000 a year or more.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
180
4 %
FALL
2022
173
  United Kingdom
2017
4996
0.1 %
RISE
2022
5001

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Abellio Scotrail
Tel: 0344 811 0141
Website: http://www.scotrail.co.uk/about-scotrail/careers
Twitter: @ScotRail
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScotRail

Abellio took over the Scotrail franchise from First Group Plc in 2015

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