Students & Graduates

Please note that the hiring process may differ for jobs at Bombardier Belfast

As new technologies evolve continuously and ever faster in a globalized world, only the most passionate will innovate beyond the expected. To enable us to evolve, innovate and continue to deliver high standards of quality and performance, we are constantly searching for and developing talented and ambitious graduates.

Doing is one of the best ways to learn. Develop your skills and acquire valuable experience in a fast-paced, challenging and results-driven global organization. Join Bombardier!

We work closely with many local universities, colleges and schools, and often participate in their local career activities. We encourage you to regularly consult your university or school's websites or career centres for relevant job postings and to attend our campus job fairs.

If you are a graduate, we invite you to explore our current career opportunities and apply directly online for any permanent positions aligned with your qualifications.

 If nothing in our current job database catches your eye, submit your resume and register to receive automatic email notices of job openings that match your skills.

  • Aviation - Education Programme

    Bombardier builds relationships with schools across Northern Ireland through its award-winning education programme. Its key objectives are to support the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum, and to generate career interest in these subject areas.

    The programme comprises a wide variety of practical initiatives and interactive activities and encourages schoolchildren to think of STEM subjects as exciting and creative processes of discovery and invention. 

  • Aviation - STEMNET and STEM Ambassador Programme

    STEMNET is a government initiative designed to inspire young people about STEM. The initiative is aimed at enabling them to develop their creativity, problem-solving and employability skills, and widening their career choices.

    As a strong supporter of STEM in education, Bombardier was one of the first companies to sign up to the STEMNET initiative, which is now an integral part of its educatiion programme. Its STEM Ambassadors, from apprentices to senior management, promote STEM in schools.

  • Aviation - On-going Links with Education

    In addition to the above programmes, Bombardier’s close ties with education include work-experience opportunities, careers advice such as attendance at careers fairs and mock interviews, and support for school prize-giving events, all at secondary level.

  • Aviation - Apprenticeship Program

    Why not consider a career in aviation?

    Doing is one of the best ways of learning. Develop your skills and acquire valuable experience in a fast-paced, challenging and results-driven global organisation. Combining study with on-the-job learning, our Apprenticeships offer an exciting alternative to university and provide the foundation for a career in aeronautical engineering. If you are hardworking, passionate and ambitious, we want to hear from you. 

    Our three-year Apprenticeship Programme leads to an NVQ Level 3 certification in Aeronautical Engineering and provides practical training with pay. First-year, off-the-job training takes place at our dedicated training facility and develops trainees’ practical skills. In second and third years, trainees rotate around various operational areas to develop skills and knowledge required to successfully integrate into the company on completion of their apprenticeship. Day-release to a local college of further education, where trainees will study for a BTec Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering, plays a key role in the programme.

    While working towards their NVQ qualifications, apprentices also get the opportunity to participate in additional training which includes Health and Safety, environmental awareness and essential skill programmes such as IT-related courses.

    To join the programme, trainees must have at least four GCSE passes: Mathematics at minimum grade C (B preferable) and three other subjects at minimum grade C including English Language, a Science or Technology based subject, plus any other subject.  Equivalents are accepted.

    It’s important to us that prospective apprentices/employees have a good grasp of who we are and what we do. Interviews can be daunting. Since this might be your first, we want to give you an idea of what to expect. We hope you can convince us that you’re career-minded and have an interest in Engineering and the passion to succeed. 

    Some key skills/behavious we look for include teamwork, motivation, accuracy, prompt time-keeping, competence and good verbal communication. You should also have an awareness of Health and Safety.


  • Transportation - Apprenticeship Program

    If you think you can make it faster, we’re right behind you.

    Looking to start working but study at the same time? And perhaps aiming for a challenging environment and the prospect of a good career? Are you targetting an organisation with a truly global footprint?

    Joining the Apprenticeship Program at Bombardier Transportation will give you the opportunity to work on real projects, earn a salary and gain a qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. 

    You can be based in Derby, where we have our main manufacturing site, or in the London area to work in the Rail Engineering Environment to service and maintain Trains.

    Our apprentices will be trained in both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with a bias towards Traction and Rolling Stock (T&RS) Maintenance and Fault Finding. At the end of your apprenticeship, you will have achieved a Nationally Recognised Vocational Qualification at Level 3 in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, together with the Standards in T&RS Service Technicians Award. Other areas include Welding.

    Bombardier Transportation has many career opportunities, and the Bombardier Apprenticeship Programme is ideal for people who are interested in a multi-disciplined engineering environment.

  • Aviation - Graduate Program

    Graduate opportunities

    Bombardier Belfast offers development opportunities to passionate, ambitious and talented graduates within a number of areas of our buisness. Details of opportunities are posted when available.

    Develop your skills and acquire valuable experience in a fast-paced, challenging and results-driven, global organisation.

    Bombardier offers development opportunities to passionate, ambitious and talented graduates within a number of areas of our business.  We are committed to developing graduates through a combination of rotating assignments and on- and off-the-job training.  Our tailored training programmes facilitate team-working on some of the most exciting projects within our business.  Graduates will get the opportunity to familiarise themselves with different areas of the business, contribute ideas, and make a real difference to our organisation.

    The company will encourage you to maximise both your professional and personal growth.  As well as gaining valuable, hands-on experience, you will get support with coaching and mentoring to progress your personal development.  In fact, you’ll receive all the training you need to become accomplished in your specific field.

    We have no current graduate opportunities in Aviation.

  • Transportation - Graduate Program

    If you think you can make it faster, we’re right behind you.

    The UK Graduate Program is a development program which prepares passionate and talented individuals for a future role within our company. Its long-term purpose is to fill Bombardier Transportation’s future global talent pipeline as a key element of our competitive foundation for great talent globally.

    The Graduate Program is generally two years in length with the Graduate Trainee moving from their Home Function, into various Host Functions in order to gain experience and competence. The structure of the graduate program has been created to allow flexibility for the individual. Each rotation can be as long or a short as is required for you to meet your development needs. The first six months give you grounding in your Home Function as it is generally anticipated that this is where your First Appointment will be when you complete the programme.

    By having an expert mentor, you will receive the continuous support and training needed to gain a relevant professional accreditation. Within a short time, you will be ready to apply your talents to an even wider range of projects.

    Overview of graduate schemes


    Our Engineers across the world work to meet and set market trends. We ensure that we have the best products to exceed our customers and passengers expectations in terms of not only technical performance but also competitiveness.

    By creating products and services that make the most intelligent use of energy and materials, we partner with our suppliers and meet our customers’ demands for more energy-efficient, less emission–producing products with optimal safety, reliability, passenger comfort as well as cost efficiency. We are the only company in the UK that has the capability to design a train from a blank piece of paper, build the train and maintain it throughout its life cycle.

    Joining Vehicle Engineering, Vehicle Systems, Train Control/Software Development, Safety and Reliability or Engineering Management and Quality, you will initially complete a two year intensive development programme. Alongside your contribution to the success of the team, the rotations in the business will encompass the entire product selection, development and service operation life cycle.


    Quality is a cornerstone of the strategic positioning of Bombardier Transportation as market leader and key for meeting customer expectations. The aim of the Quality career path is to create experts in the field of quality with outstanding leadership skills.

    You will join a two year intensive training programme with a series of rotations around our business providing a solid grounding in all aspects of quality, including: engineering quality assurance, project management, business improvement, operational, and supplier quality. By taking an active part in various product, process and system related improvement projects, you will develop a full understanding of the Bombardier Integrated Management System, master a set of quality tools for real life problem solving, and gain knowledge of project management tools and their practical application.

    With an experienced Mentor to guide you and a variety of training modules to aid your development, you will work towards gaining a professional qualification while also building both technical and interpersonal skills.


    Today Bombardier Transportation’s Procurement teams operate complex supply networks, design and implement sourcing strategies, manage and develop suppliers and ultimately take a leading role in internal and external collaboration within Bombardier Transportation’s organisation.

    Structured and flexible Procurement career paths encourage cross-functional exchange and ensure successful career development. Furthermore, the exposed position of Procurement within Bombardier Transportation's organization generates unique opportunities for talented individuals to develop leadership skills, responsibilities and drive them to use their full potential.

    Project management

    Bombardier is a project orientated business. We deliver unique products and services to well known customers with increasing complexity. Project Management combines many different specialities, each of which contributes to the flawless execution of our projects to satisfy our customers.

    As a graduate within project management you will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills as you immerse yourself in the project management life cycle. You will join a two year intensive training programme with a series of placements around the business and within the PM community, providing a firm foundation in the application of Project Management knowledge, skills, tool and techniques. Placements typically include: Bids (how we win work), commercial (how we manage our contracts, and project costs) and operations (how we meet the commitments made to the customer).

    On the job learning is complemented by a modular personal development programme. Supported by a mentor you will work towards gaining a relevant professional qualification.

    Rolling stock and equipment

    As part of the Train Control Management System (TCMS) team, a TCMS engineer is involved in eliciting customer requirements, supporting with system design and architecture, overseeing software development, driving system testing and achieving software and system approval. The UK team is the front face of the division, providing a link between the UK projects and the worldwide development and testing team.

    Engineers discuss and understand incoming requirements from the functional team and from customers whilst working on the design documents and presentations for the UK portfolio. As part of the projects, engineers oversee the software development, assisting with technical clarifications, managing defects or understanding test issues. There is also the opportunity to oversee vehicle control simulator testing, support with train testing and get involved with approvals.

    Services execution - Engineering

    At Bombardier, on behalf of our customers we are responsible within Services Execution for the maintenance and safe delivery of trains into service on a daily basis from our Fleet Maintenance Depots. Integral to the success of our Business in defining the correct strategy, and working with all parts of the Supporting Functions to ensure the smooth running of our Fleet Maintenance Depots. We are also working closely with our customers to reduce costs to maximise the train life cycle through remote based monitoring.

    While in Services Execution you will make the most intelligent use of energy and materials, we partner with our suppliers and meet our customers’ demands for more energy-efficient, less emission–producing products with optimal safety, reliability, passenger comfort as well as cost efficiency. Not just once but throughout the complete product life-cycle.

    By joining Services Execution Engineering, you will have placements in all of our Fleet operation location in the UK (London area, Ilford, Central Rivers, etc) and in the Engineering department based in Derby. You will initially complete a two year intensive (IET or IMechE accredited) development programme. During this programme, whilst providing a tangible contribution to the success of the team, you will undertake a series of rotations around our business encompassing the entire product selection, development and service operation lifecycle. 


    The starting date is September of each year.

     As an ideal candidate, we would be looking at you having:

    • A Bachelor or Master Degree in the required fields, with excellent academic track record
    • Work or Internship experience, preferably in railway or in a similar industry
    • Drive for innovation, teamwork, flexibility and achievement orientation
    • Engagement and passion for the railway industry
    • Be open to work in different business areas/ locations
    • Fluency in English.

    We want to meet people with excellent analytical skills and a passion for making things happen, people that will show us real enthusiasm, coupled with an eagerness to learn and drive their careers forward. If this sounds like you then this could be your fast track to a long and rewarding career with the best in the industry.