Rail and Rolling Stock Builders and Repairers

Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers erect, fit, assemble and repair rolling stock parts and sub-assemblies, and test and adjust new engines for trains.


New workers

New workers start around £21,446. Normal pay is £33,189 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £54,621.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 9,437 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Maintains record of repairs and maintenance carried out.

  • Oils and greases train engines.

  • Inspects and tests new and repaired machinery for conformity with standards and specifications.

  • Examines rolling stock for defects, removes, replaces and repairs faulty parts.

  • Fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to make train engines.

  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Machinery

  • Field Service Management

  • Agricultural Equipment

  • Hoisting

  • Electromechanics

  • Agriculture

  • Catering Equipment

  • Electricity

  • Heavy Equipment

  • Construction

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Diagnostic Skills

  • Sales

  • Self-Motivation

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Professionalism

  • Record Keeping

  • Verbal Communication Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.