Military 2 Rail Programme

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Military 2 Rail Programme

Siemens Mobility is once again recruiting for its successful Military 2 Rail programme.

Join our six week programme

Starting on 6 March 2023, the Military 2 Rail programme is an intensive 6-week development programme aimed at bringing military personnel into the rail industry and developing their career outside of the military.


Training will be delivered from our Rail Infrastructure business unit's office in Chippenham before successful candidates will move to their permanent roles. The training will consist of railway specific competencies and enhanced but bespoke basic training in a chosen discipline.

We value your skills

It’s always a time of uncertainty for military personnel when their life in the Armed Forces is coming to an end. At Siemens, we’re committed to helping service leavers make the smoothest possible transition to civilian life.


We’re one of over 1,500 organizations in the UK to have signed the Military Covenant through which we pledge to make sure that the Armed Forces community is treated fairly and can optimize their highly transferable skills. We also work closely with Career Transition Partnership , attending regular events.

Siemens Mobility Rail Infrastructure

With a history of over 160 years, Siemens Mobility Rail Infrastructure’s vision is to create a connected railway to deliver a carbon-neutral world. We do this by providing innovative, integrated and sustainable solutions, connecting and energising our railways for the best customer experience. We provide solutions and products for railway signal systems and electrification, and apps and back-end systems for intermodal mobility. We are the market leader in main line and mass transit rail automation, railway control systems, mobile and fixed telecommunications, electrification technology, SCADA and station systems, and intermodal solutions.

Selection Time Frame

Please use the following links for further information about the roles and opportunities available as part of this new programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

The selection process will include an initial CV screening process. If you are successful at this stage, then this will be followed by a conversation with the in-house Talent Acquisition (TA) team to discuss your motivations, expectations, etc. From here your application will be shortlisted to the hiring manager who will determine if they wish to extend an invitation to an assessment centre. If you are selected to attend the assessment centre and are successful at this stage, you will then be contacted by the TA team to discuss an offer to join the programme.

During the 6-week programme you will be on a fixed term contract, and you will be paid national living wage. This will be paid on 27th of every month.

The assessment centre will be a 1½ day event. The first half day you will have the opportunity to understand more about the Rail Infrastructure business, the programme and meet some the team. The second full day will consist of interviews, and group activities to help us understand the best candidates suited for the program.

Up to £100 will be re-imbursed to you for the cost of attending the assessment centre. This will include travel, accommodation, and any other necessary expenses.

During the training element of the programme, you will be offered a daily/weekly expense limit for food. Accommodation and travel costs will be covered by the business.

If you can’t make the Assessment Centre on the 15-16 November or the programme start date of the 6 March 2023, please do still make an application. We will discuss with you your availability and can add you to a pipeline for further opportunities, including future Military to Rail intakes.

This is fine. We will also allow candidates the opportunity to withdraw after the first ½ day of the assessment centre, if they feel that on reflection the programme is not for them.

You can certainly apply for more than one opportunity, but to move forward in the selection process it may become necessary at some point to determine a preferred opportunity.

Accommodation, along with lunch will be provided as part of the training programme. You will receive a separate expensed allowance for your evening meal.

Yes, a return ticket will be expensed by the business to allow travel to a chosen destination each weekend.

If you choose to drive, then we will expense the cost of your fuel upon submissions of your receipts.

All PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), tools and equipment will be provided by the business

The aim is to complete each day’s training between the hours of 08:00 – 16:30, with breaks during the day.

Your evenings are your own time, aside from any homework or revision that may be set by the trainers, so this would be at your own discretion. However, we would expect you to be fit for work each day. Regular drugs & alcohol testing is conducted in the rail industry, so random testing should be expected.

Please review the timeline to understand the key dates. If you have been successful in securing a place on the programme offers will be extended by no later than 9 December 2022.

We continue to offer safe working practices in line with government COVID-19 guidelines, and this extends to the assessment centre and training programme. More guidance can be provided nearer the time to ensure we remain up-to-date.

The training will consist of 3 weeks of railway specific competencies and then a further 3 weeks of enhanced, but bespoke basic training in the discipline you have been offered a role for.