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Engineering Graduate Programme

Why choose Eurostar?

Eurostar is at the cutting edge of rail engineering and we pride ourselves with working with industry leading suppliers and consultancies. With our two fleets of high speed trains, you will have the chance to use your engineering knowledge to deliver innovative solutions and help Eurostar become Europe’s most loved travel experience.

Two decades ago, we changed the way people travel from the UK to Paris and Brussels forever. We are the only high-speed train that directly links the UK to France, Belgium and the Netherlands and since 1994 we have carried over 170 million passengers.

Today, we have created a generation of travellers who think nothing of hopping on the train after breakfast and relaxing in a Parisian bistro by lunchtime.

Do you want to be part of this journey?

Our Engineering Graduate Programme

The Railway Industry has a lot to offer to graduate engineers and our two-year programme has been designed to give you a balanced blend of personal and professional development.

We are proud to offer an accredited programme that follows the guidelines of the Rail Delivery Group and provides a quality route to achieving Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer registration with the Engineering Council UK.

During the programme, you will mainly be based in our Engineering Centre near Stratford and you will spend your time working on projects within our experienced Mechanical and Electrical engineering teams. Through a variety of placements, you will become competent in the field of traction and rolling stock engineering, maintenance, operation, specification and procurement.

While you are on the programme, you will get involved in a mix of office-based and operational activities and will be guided by our qualified engineers. In addition, you will be mentored by an external mentor who will be selected by the Rail Delivery Group. Please note that you might be required to work on night shifts as part of your placements.

A bit about you...

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate and dedicated to make our company a success.
  • Enthusiastic about engineering and has a good grip on fundamental engineering principles
  • Resilient with a strong sense of personal ambition, mirrored with an ambition for the business as a whole.
  • Driven to succeed with the confidence to make connections across the business.
  • Comfortable with autonomy and finding solutions for themselves whilst having the support of the engineering team.

Academic qualifications:

In order to get the best out of our programme, you must have a degree that is accredited by either the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) or the IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers). Even though a degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering is preferable, we would be happy to receive applications from other engineering disciplines.


French language skills are desirable but not essential.

The perks:

  • A starting salary of £27,000 per annum.
  • A flexible and supportive culture that values learning and development.
  • Travel benefits for work and play. Includes vouchers for Eurostar travel and discounts on a range of local, national and European transport options.
  • A final salary pension.
  • Exclusive discounts and perks.

Assessment Centres will be held in early March 2019

Programme starts in September 2019

If you feel like your skills and experience are relevant for the role, please don't hesitate to apply! 

When you work for Eurostar, you’ll demonstrate our core values – Connected: Building lasting bonds with customers by going further. Working as one team across borders. Ambitious: Striving every day to be better at what we do. Embracing change and exceeding expectations. Caring: Insisting on delivering the highest standards for our customers. Treading lightly as we go.

Eurostar is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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