Supporting Armed Forces Service Leavers Into the Rail Industry

June 4, 2020

Boston Rail are part of the Bostonair Group, and since 1997 we have supplied technical personnel into first the European aviation sector, and then from 2011 into the Wind Energy sector (we now cover UK, Europe and USA). In the present day over 35% of our Boston Energy division staff are from ex-forces backgrounds. We are passionate as an organisation about supporting service leavers into their first role outside the armed forces, and Boston Energy are signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. Many of the ex-armed forces personnel that work for Boston Energy have grown in the industry from an entry level position and we have upskilled them to level 4 and level 5. We believe personnel from the armed forces backgrounds have so much to offer the industries we are involved in.

Boston Rail aims to follow suit, and we are currently looking for service leavers from the armed forces. You could either be leaving between now and the end of the year, just left or have been working for a little while in your first role out of the armed forces. Boston Rail will provide the basic PTS Training which also includes a PTS Medical/Drugs & Alcohol test prior to this, and sponsorship so you will receive a Sentinel card. We are looking to place successful candidates in Q3/Q4 2020 and onwards. In addition to this we may also provide other courses delivered by organisations such as NTAR (Boston Rail are an approved partner) and be in areas such as rolling stock, telecommunications, signalling and electrification.

If you are interested in having an initial discussion about the opportunities of training and job opportunities with Boston Rail please send your CV to

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