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Attention Mechanical Fitters and Production Operatives in the Stoke area to work on a rotating shift pattern.

Ford & Stanley Recruitment are coordinating a program of recruitment for 25 mechanical fitters in the lucrative Rail sector, enabling a career with good financial prospects and job security.

The job is to strip down, maintain and rebuild rail freight wagons, supporting the UK’s drive to reduce carbon emissions and congestion on our roads.

Our client is looking for a mix of individuals including:

  • Staff motivated by working a 4 day week.
  • Staff motivated by personal development and training.
  • Staff motivated to maximise earnings through overtime.


For those who prioritise work life balance:

  • The site has moved to a 4 day week, which has proved immensely popular with the staff.
  • There is a very healthy culture toward family and safety.
  • No pressure to work overtime.

For those looking for personal development and training:

  • The Depot Manager joined the business as a temporary fitter in 2015 from a local yellow plant manufacturer, he has been developed, trained and pushed to get to the position he is now in.
  • After proving your capability, this employer will fund additional qualifications that will benefit your career including level 3 engineering qualifications and level 5 leadership qualifications.

 For those who want to maximise their earnings:

  • You can work more than 4 days if you want, plenty of overtime is available on Friday’s and weekends. You will be able to earn £35,000 – 42,000k a year in this job.

 Work Environment, Hours and Earnings

Please be aware, this is a heavy engineering workplace, you will get dirty, however, they have a gold standard in approach to safety.

This position is a Rotating shift.

The pattern is 4 weeks of days followed by 4 weeks of nights.

Days:                    06.50am – 16.20pm – Monday to Thursday

Nights:                 20.30 pm – 06.00am OR 21.30pm – 07.00am – Monday – Thursday

Estimated Earnings including Friday working and OT = £35,000 – £42,000

Base Salary = £28,115 (for 4 days a week work)

12 Week Training rate = £25,502 (for 4 days a week work on day shift)

Successful Candidates

We are looking for a range of candidates with a breadth of experience however all candidates must be able to use:

  • Handtools, Air tools, Socket guns.

We will consider experienced hires from previous manufacturing, assembly, warehousing and military environments.

We will consider Inexperienced hires with a minimum level 2 engineering qualification.

Recruitment Process

Ford and Stanley will be coordinating a number of Recruitment Days, the first of which is on Friday 3rd May.

You should send your CV to Ford & Stanley ASAP as spaces are limited per recruitment day.

PLEASE NOTE: the Rail industry is a Safety Critical Industry. Therefore, you MUST pass a medical and a Drug & Alcohol assessment before starting work.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Stoke-on-Trent
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£28115 - £28115

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Tom Mason

    Recruitment Consultant


    Telephone 07823400665