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Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd.

Hampton Park East
Westinghouse Way
SN12 6TL
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1225 898700

Award: Engineering Apprenticeships Excellent Employer

Who Are We?

Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd., a member of the global Knorr-Bremse Group, is a world leader in on-board systems and service support for rail vehicles, equipping mass transit vehicles and mainline trains with highly advanced products. Here, you’ll discover opportunities and tackle real business challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.

What Will You Be Doing?

Whether its numbers or strategy, engineering or finance, our placement schemes are designed to test your skills working in real business roles on key projects, and turn your knowledge and passion into value-adding impact.

You’ll be working at our UK headquarters in Melksham, Wiltshire, a specialist engineering and manufacturing facility dedicated to Knorr-Bremse cross-connected systems, genuine parts and support. Our placement scheme includes roles in various departments, including engineering, projects, finance and IT, so there are opportunities in almost every area of the business.

What’s in it for You?

All our placement students receive a competitive salary of £17,500, as well as 25 days holiday. There are several other benefits, including access to a subsidised on-site bistro, free parking, and numerous retail discounts.

You Are Not Alone!

As we offer several placement roles every year you will not be alone! You will be introduced to your peers on your first day at the company, and actively encouraged to work, and socialise, with other students throughout your year at Knorr-Bremse.


Applications for 2023/24 are now open! For information about next year's scheme, please contact a member of our recruitment team at: .

Learn With Knorr-Bremse from the Very Beginning With Our Apprenticeship Scheme.

Are you passionate about engineering and technology? Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd., based in Melksham, Wiltshire, are looking for talented, enthusiastic individuals who are ready to take on the challenge of working with us as an apprentice. Find out more below!

Our Apprenticeship Offering

The Knorr-Bremse engineering technician apprenticeship is provided in partnership with Make UK, who are manufacturing / engineering apprenticeship experts.

Based at the state-of-the-art Make UK Technology Hub, the course delivers a programme of training focused on building the skills we need for the future, providing our apprentices with the foundation to excel.

About Our Scheme

Starting in September each year, our apprenticeship will be completed over 3 / 4 years, with apprentices studying to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in advanced manufacturing engineering. Full details about each year of the scheme can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Year 1 - Residential package based at the Make UK Technology Hub, Birmingham:

  • Residence at Holiday Inn, with all other residential apprentices, 5 nights per week (Sun-Thurs)
  • Full breakfast and three course evening meal
  • Shuttle bus to and from the facility
  • Single / double room with en-suite
  • Leisure facilities, including a pool and gym

Years 2 & 3 - Knorr-Bremse site experience
You will be working at the Knorr-Bremse UK headquarders in Melksham, with block release to the Make UK Technology Hub.

Year 4 (if applicable): HNC / HND study
Hard working, dedicated individuals will have the chance to continue studying to achieve their HNC / HND (foundation degree level) qualification.

Why Choose Us?

Knorr-Bremse is a recognised global industry leader in rail systems technology and service support for rail vehicles. In addition to a competitive salary and a great employee benefits package, you will:

  • Study at the state-of-the-art Make UK facility
  • Grow and socialise alongside other apprentices
  • Work in a diverse environment
  • Specialise in areas that interest you
  • Have a chance to study a HNC / HND

Course Details

Location: Knorr-Bremse Melksham / Make UK Technology Hub, Birmingham (Year one only, residential Monday-Friday)
Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Duration: 4 Years
Salary: 1st Year £12,250, rising to £17,000 second year
Entry requirements: A minimum of 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade 5,including Maths and English Language


Applications for 2023 are now open! To apply, please send a Covering Letter and a copy of your CV to: .

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