The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) operates trains over 18 miles of its own line and an additional 6 miles on the mainline to the seaside town of Whitby. It is a charity and its purpose is to educate the public about the history of the line and to manage, maintain and develop its historic objects (such as heritage locomotives, carriages, archives). Over 1000 volunteers support the continued delivery of the aims and objectives of the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust working with a core paid staff of over 100.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

As a result of the successful bid to the NLHF we offer this apprenticeship as part of ensuring a sustainable future for the NYMR. We can help you to achieve your own work ambitions and future job prospects by offering you a workplace training apprenticeship programme, during which you will achieve skills in the workplace and obtain a nationally recognised qualification. You will also receive a salary and holiday entitlement as well as other benefits. Of course, we shall also be paying for your training. All we ask from you is that you are enthusiastic and committed to the apprentice programme and to achieving your own learning objectives.

About the role

The Electrician Apprentice will take part in maintenance and restoration projects at the NYMR by the use of a wide variety of electrical and other engineering skills and the safe and effective use of relevant tools and machinery as a part of their training activities. These include maintenance fault-finding, and diagnostics on existing systems. Install new electrical systems, including lighting and heating controls, to customer standards and to maintain those systems while upholding safety guidelines and complying with codes and regulations. In addition, the Apprentice will take part in general site maintenance and repair, assist in public open days/special events and occasional railway operations.

The salary

This is a fixed term full time contract for 4 years and will be based primarily at Pickering but will include work at other locations owned by the NYMR. The working hours are 36.5 hours (including time with training provider). Ability required to work flexibly (e.g. some weekend and evening duty).

How to apply

Download the Application Form (pdf), Monitoring Form (pdf) and Job Profile and return to [email protected]

If you wish to discuss this apprenticeship, please contact Luke Unsworth on 07984 057284.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 13th August 2021.