The scale to accommodate a large facility and, crucially, ready access to the skilled workforce needed to build and operate the factory – these are two decisive reasons why Siemens chose Goole in East Yorkshire as the site for a new rail factory. Phased development of the 67-acre site is set to begin later this year.
With an investment potential of up to £200 million, this new factory could create as many as 700 skilled jobs in engineering and manufacturing – as well as employing an additional 250 people during the construction phase. What’s more an estimated 1,700 indirect jobs can be expected throughout the UK supply chain.
The exciting plans in the proposal include manufacturing and commissioning buildings, warehouses, offices, and stabling sidings with potential for the development of a test track.
This investment has the potential to have a tremendous impact on the Yorkshire economy and the North of England as a whole.Will Wilson, CEO UK&I, Siemens Mobility Limited
Siemens has revealed plans for a rail industry innovation centre which will complement our manufacturing facility in Goole
The planning application is for a £6m building - which would be known as the Rail Accelerator and Innovation Solutions Hub for Enterprise (RaisE) - will complement our neighbouring rail manufacturing site. The RaisE project is being supported by a network of partners from the UK rail industry and higher education, with a key focus on providing research and development support.
A market of global significance
With around 4,400 employees working in rail and wider transport-related jobs, Siemens is already among the largest employers in the UK rail industry.
The facility that’s being proposed for Goole will complement and expand the company’s existing operations – these include eight modern maintenance facilities and some 450 trains in service, which together clock up over 60 million miles a year. On top of that come wider activities in electrification, signalling and train control technologies.
“This proposed major new investment cements our company’s desire to further its presence in the UK’s rail market and underpins the ongoing importance of the market here to our rail business globally," explained Gordon Wakeford, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility Limited. "We are looking forward to working with our UK industry partners and supply chain to bring this vision for the future to reality.”
Siemens proposed rail factory in Goole
skilled jobs in engineering and manufacturing could be created
pounds in investment potential
square metres (size of proposed site)
Work with usIn addition to hundreds of direct jobs, the proposed facility in Goole is expected to support as many as 1,700 indirect jobs throughout the UK supply chain.
Skills we will be recruiting in Goole
Make the world a smarter place
We make real what matters. From meeting the need of smart mobility solutions to creating ground breaking technologies that transform the world we live in.
Siemens Mobility is at the forefront of innovation in road, rail and logistics, integrating different transportation systems with one another to move peopel and goods efficiently. Concepts that make transport more efficient are in demand with the ever-increasing need for mobility.
Our new development in Goole will be at the cutting edge in manufacturing, commissioning and warehouse with potential development for a test track.
We will be looking for colleagues who have a passion for innovation and new ways of working. A big portion of the new roles which we will be recruiting for will be to work in a state-of-the-art facility working on Electrical or Mechanical fit outs. As a fully functioning manufacturing facility we will also have openings in Warehouse, Supply Chain, Quality, Commissioning, Commericial and Engineering Management positions.
Great minds think differently
We believe diversity creates more opportunity for success. That's why we recruit great minds from all walks of life: gender, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation and disabilities are irrelevant. Our aim is to find people locally who can contribute to world-changing technology.
Interested in joining our team?
Applications are now open for the Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Scheme for the Goole rail manufacturing project. The 12 apprenticeships will be among the first of up to 700 jobs to be created by the development, along with a further 250 during the construction period and an additional 1,700 UK supply chain roles.
The apprenticeship scheme will start this September and learners will spend their first year at a local college, developing core engineering knowledge, skills and behaviours identified by the apprenticeship standard. In the second year, they will spend one day a week at college and four days a week on placement at Siemens Mobility traincare facilities depots, building up practical skills and experience. The third year will be split between working full-time at Siemens Mobility’s new Goole facility for six months, followed by a six-month placement at the company’s trains factory in Vienna, Austria, where they will learn from colleagues in a well-established rail manufacturing operation.
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