Why join GB Railfreight as an Apprentice?
You would be working for a growing and dynamic company whilst earning a salary and gaining a professional qualification along the way.
GB Railfreight run apprenticeships across the UK in a number of areas including Business Administration, Safety, Engineering and Commercial.
We offer structured on-the-job training helping you develop key knowledge and skills that could lead to a future career within our business.
Alongside studying a professional qualification, you will work in a busy and challenging role delivering high quality service, in a fast paced environment.
Fleet Planning Apprentice
GB Railfreight are currently recruiting an enthusiastic apprentice to work alongside our Wagon Planning Manager in our Peterborough office. This is a demanding role and provides critical support to ensure the GB Railfreight wagon fleet meets the needs of its ever increasing customer base and train plan. Operating a 7-Day, 24 hour freight timetable requires maintenance of the wagon fleet to be conducted at specific locations, days of the week and within tight time-frames. The successful applicant will learn this skill in an environment that enables the individual to obtain a range of competencies through a structured development plan. The role will focus on the following areas:
Fleet planning – you will support the production of the weekly rolling stock fleet maintenance plan and in addition assist in the production of the shunt plan.
Fleet management – you will become the custodian of the rolling stock Return to Service plan and attend daily stakeholder conference calls.
Information Technology – maintain company databases that support rolling stock technical and operational data to inform business requirements.
Cost control – you will gain an understanding of maintenance costs by reviewing maintenance invoices and reporting variances.
The candidate will have the opportunity to spend time with suppliers and receive practical exposure in a wagon workshop to fully understand the range of equipment they will be managing on a day to day basis.
Qualifications/ Person Specification:
Benefits & Remuneration
You will receive a salary of £12,000 per annum whilst you complete your apprenticeship and access to a generous suite of benefits including:
Healthcare package – Private healthcare cover for a range of operations for you and a partner living at the same address as well as cover for a number of health care facilities for you and your dependents including consultations, scans, counselling, optical, dental, and therapy treatments.
Cycle to work scheme – Salary sacrifice scheme for bicycle purchase twice a year.
Denplan scheme – Salary sacrifice scheme for you and your partner.
Online Benefits Portal – Offering hundreds or discounts a nationwide retailers
Training Platform – Providing you with an online learning facility and the opportunity to develop your career at your convenience.
Annual Leave – 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays