The future is looking really bright for North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), which has a vacancy for a Heritage Engineering Steam/Diesel Apprenticeship (Mechanical) based primarily at its headquarters in Grosmont.

With substantial funding from the National Heritage Lottery Fund and the Local Enterprise Partnership this will help secure the future of NYMR for the knowledge and enjoyment of future generations.


“What about your future?”

NYMR can help you to achieve your own work ambitions and future job prospects by working together, with us and our Engineering Training Partners, by offering you a workplace training apprenticeship programme. The programme is a government approved standards mechanical apprenticeship for 3 years, during which you will achieve skills in the workplace and also 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.

This apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity for the right applicant. It will cover all aspects of Steam and Diesel related mechanical engineering work. Duties will include:

  • Overhaul & Restoration
  • Repair
  • Maintenance
  • General Site Maintenance

It may also include some elements of coach building, fabrication and welding. It will combine old-school engineering techniques and knowledge with modern technology. The successful applicant will also be involved in attending and preparation of engines for the day-to-day operations of the railway and special events.

This apprenticeship vacancy offers diverse, interesting and challenging opportunities for the right applicant. All we ask from you is that you are enthusiastic and committed to the apprentice programme and to achieving your own learning objectives.

If you are interested in applying, please download the Application Form (pdf)Job Description and Recruitment Monitoring Form (pdf) and return to [email protected]

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th March 2021.

Image: Charlotte Graham