Siemens Mobility kickstarts recruitment drive at pioneering Goole train factory: Siemens Mobility Goole recruits

04 Jan 2024

Siemens Mobility kickstarts recruitment drive at pioneering Goole train factory

  • Siemens Mobility is investing up to £200m in developing a rail village in Goole, East Yorkshire, which is starting production of the Piccadilly line Tube trains this Spring.
  • Recruitment has ramped up with 35 new colleagues recently employed at the Goole site, and more job roles available in the upcoming months.
  • The new starters have begun a knowledge transfer programme with a visit to Siemens Mobility’s sister production facility in Vienna, Austria

Siemens Mobility has recruited 35 new employees in the first major wave of recruitment for its state-of-the-art trains manufacturing facility in Goole as it prepares to begin production this Spring.

The first major wave of recruitment will be followed by scores of further roles that will be available over coming months across multiple functions, including:


  • Mechanical and electrical technicians for train assembly
  • Warehouse and logistics operatives
  • Quality assurance


Mark Speed, Site Director and General Manager of Siemens Mobility in Goole, said:

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for the project with the recruitment programme moving forward strongly ahead of production starting in 2024.

“We’re absolutely delighted with the calibre of recruits and they’ve already hit the ground running. They will all have an important part to play in the success of this pioneering project.

“This is just the first in a series of waves of recruitment, with many more exciting opportunities opening up over coming months. Those positions will all be posted on the careers section of the Siemens website as they become available, so we’re urging people to register on the Careers site and save alerts for Goole to ensure they are aware of the jobs as soon as they come out.”


The global rail technology leader is investing up to £200m in developing the facility in the East Yorkshire town, where it is creating up to 700 skilled jobs, as well as generating around 1,700 new employment opportunities in the supply chain.


Rolling stock for the UK train market will be manufactured at the factory, starting with new Piccadilly line Tube trains for Transport for London. The factory is the centrepiece of a wider rail village, featuring a train components servicing facility, a materials and logistics warehouse, and a research, development and innovation cluster, establishing Goole as a centre of excellence for rail technology in the UK.


The recruits have already enjoyed a “meet and greet” visit to Siemens Mobility’s metros centre of excellence in Vienna, as the first stage of an extensive knowledge exchange programme involving periods of training at the Austrian site.


The latest team members have a broad range of backgrounds, with Siemens Mobility keen to hire people with relevant, transferable skills, rather than just those specifically with experience in the rail industry.


They include individuals with backgrounds in modular construction and the armed forces, among others, reflecting this focus on skills and expertise that can be applied successfully to the new roles.


As a responsible employer, Siemens Mobility is committed to equality and diversity, including gender balance across all its operations. It offers flexible employment to help its staff manage their work-life balance, along with training and development programmes to support career progression.


Niraj Sondhi, Commercial Director for Siemens Mobility in Goole, said:

“Here at Siemens Mobility, we offer careers, not just jobs. We look after our people and support them in their professional development.

“We’re also strongly committed to playing our full part in supporting the local community, above and beyond the investment we’re making in our new facilities and the jobs we’re creating.

“Siemens Mobility is a global company operating in the heart of East Yorkshire and we’re proud to be a part of the Goole community.”


Siemens Mobility has consistently demonstrated its support for the local community since committing to Goole as the location for the rail village.


Community initiatives have ranged from working with partners to enhance the neighbouring Oakhill Nature Reserve, to sponsoring Goole Pride and promoting biodiversity around the Siemens Mobility facilities.


Siemens Mobility has also donated thousands of pounds worth of toys and treats for local children at Christmas while staff members have volunteered their time to help underprivileged children and their families at a social supermarket and food bank in Goole.


In addition, the company has supported local schools through the Primary Engineer programme, aimed at igniting interest and curiosity in careers in engineering among local children from a young age.


  • For more information about joining Siemens Mobility in Goole go to Click on “Apply now” to search for jobs available at the Goole site.



Notes to Editors

  • Siemens Mobility is investing up to £200 million in the rail village at Goole, a site that spans 67-acres, the size of 35 football pitches. From next year London Underground’s new Piccadilly line trains will be assembled at Goole before they start entering passenger service from 2025.
  • Overall, Siemens Mobility’s investment in the region will create 700 new jobs, with a further 250 roles during the construction phase and an additional 1,700 indirect supply chain opportunities promoting localisation and helping to serve other global markets by 2030.
  • The rail village will be made up from manufacturing, commissioning, service, warehousing and a research and development centre called Raise, in conjunction with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and The University of Birmingham. A second phase to Raise will be built with The University of Birmingham, which will focus on digital technologies for the railway such as robotics, artificial intelligence and decarbonisation including battery and hydrogen technologies and will incorporate a digital systems skills academy.
  • Siemens Mobility has supported the local supply chain wherever possible, contracting Leeds-based GMI Construction for the build of the Goole factory, Components Facility and the warehouse. The GMI supply chain is based entirely in the UK with over 70% of it based in Yorkshire. Several components for the Piccadilly line trains will also come from local Yorkshire and UK suppliers, such as the exterior lighting from LPA Lighting, just 25 miles away from the Goole factory. More information on


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