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The Opportunity

Have you ever wondered what a career in the railway might be like?
Have you ever watched a train go past and wondered how it is that these are kept running on the UK rail network on a daily basis transporting thousands of passengers and freight every single day?

With projects like HS2 on the horizon, the rail industry is set to boom over the coming years and this could be your opportunity to put yourself in a position to be part of it.

Ford & Stanley Talentwise – the trade and technical recruitment specialists, are looking for Mechanical Fitters to assist our client in Newport with freight train maintenance.



Role and Responsibilities

  • Repair, refurbishment and maintenance of rail freight vehicles
  • Rail vehicle fault-finding and modifications
  • Damage repairs on a variety of rail freight vehicles
  • Adhere to strict health and safety guidelines at all times

The Candidate

  • Have an interest in hands-on, mechanical work
  • Be willing to learn, and fully embrace the training process
  • Be able to take on board instructions and work safely


  • Due to the nature of this work being physically demanding, any potential candidates will be required to undergo a medical and drugs and alcohol screening prior to start

Closing Date:

Applications for this position will close as of 17:30 on 21/10/2022

Likely Job Titles: 

Mechanical Fitter, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Fitter, MOT Tester, Mechanic, Plant Fitter

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Newport
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£22000 - £22500