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Bombardier announces jobs boost

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Bombardier has said it plans to create 150 new skilled jobs during a visit from British Prime Minister David Cameron.

In an announcement, the company said that half of the new jobs will be in engineering specialisms and half will be in areas such as project management and procurement. Around 80 per cent of the jobs will be created in Derby.

As well as these new roles, Bombardier has committed to creating 40 positions for apprentices and graduates every year.

Noel Travers, managing director of Bombardier Transportation UK said: “Bombardier has worked extremely hard to develop good relationships with politicians from the Government and all UK political parties and we were delighted to host the Chancellor’s visit.

“The event provided an opportunity for the Chancellor to witness first-hand progress with the high-profile Crossrail project and other ongoing developments in our business, including our current recruitment drive.”


  1. Good news but, in order to secure future orders and to successfully compete with Hitatchi at Newton Aycliffe, surely Bombardier at Derby have to start looking at building their new Aventra EMUs for foreign customers as well as British TOCs.

  2. Fantastic. I hope that Bombardier can build more Electrostars not just for TSGN & Gatwick Express with the Class 387/2’s to be built for Gatwick Express but also to build the Class 345 Crossrail trains and even to build Class 378/3’s Capitalstar for London Overground and even more Class 379’s for Abellio Greater Anglia to cascade the Class 317’s & Class 321’s.

    • Hopefully, they might also win future contracts for new EMUs from Trans Pennine Express and Northern, although I suspect the latter TOC will receive cast-offs from the London area for evermore.


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