Facilities Apprentice

  • Job Reference: seastern/TP/60953/13
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Southeastern
  • Location: Ashford
  • Salary: £18,200
  • Bonus/Benefits: Free rail travel, Pension, Salary increase in year 2 £21,445
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Facilities Apprentice to join our Facilities team in Ashford. 

To gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of a Southeastern Facilities (Engineering) Team Member.

To work at locations as directed by the Facilities Manager and the Facilities team, to assist with the improvement and upkeep of depot facilities to enhance the service provided to other departments and depot users.

To work in parallel with, but never impose on, any external contractor.

To work in collaboration with all members of all Facilities team and other teams on company sites.

To reduce company costs by carrying out repairs to minor faults and planned works as and when they occur. Reducing call out and contractor fees and ensuring the highest standards are consistently delivered against company process and policies.

The Ideal Candidate

We would encourage you to demonstrate the below in your application;

  • 4 x GCSE's of Grade C/ 4 or above, including English, Maths, and Science. 
  • Good verbal communication skills. 
  • To be proactive and have the ability to problem solve. 
  • Great team working ability.
  • Should be computer literate with a basic knowledge of information technology. 

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 32 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating almost 1,700 trains a day, carrying more than 400,000 passengers, serving 176 stations and covering 540 miles of track.

Just over 4,600 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are committed to being an inclusive employer, creating a workplace where everyone can come to work, feel safe and comfortable and able to do everything to the best of their ability. Read about some of the great Diversity and Inclusion initiatives our Head of Colleague Experience has been leading on here. On the right track towards inclusion and belonging - Southeastern Railway - WORK180

We recognise the positive value of diversity and it matters to us that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.Southeastern Railway | WORK180 Endorsed Employer


We have also won the Top Employer award at the Women in Rail Awards 2022!

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation. We are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK. 

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

SOUTHEASTERN is owned by SE Trains Ltd, a subsidiary of the Department for Transport’s public sector owning group, ‘DOHL.’ DOHL has responsibility for three rail companies, LNER, Northern Trains Limited and SE Trains.

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