Job Vacancies

This webpage lists job vacancies at Bluebell Railway. For volunteer vacancies, please visit our volunteering page.


The post holder will undertake a course study in mechanical engineering and will carry out supervised work and training in the Locomotive Works or the Carriage & Wagon Department on the repair and maintenance of steam locomotives or carriages and other rolling stock.

A level of competence in the operation of hand and machine tools and electric is preferable.

Educational standard must be 7,8,9 in Maths, English and Science.

This is initially a two-year funded placement starting from September 2024

The Bluebell Railway operates 7 days a week and some weekend working may be required.

Applicants must have their own transport due to the location.

Please email. for further information.

Closing date 31st July 2024


Looking for an exciting and elegant weekend job? We’re hiring casual stewards to join our team on a luxury Golden Arrow dining train!

  • Provide exceptional service in a unique, upscale dining environment
  • Assist guests and ensure they have a memorable experience
  • Work in a vibrant setting amongst a hard working, dedicated team onboard our Golden Arrow dining service.

Job hours

  • Weekends, with possible Fridays included


  •  Must be 18+ for this role.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and reliable.
  • Must have their own transportation to get to and from the railway.
  • A positive and hard working attitude.
  • A candidate that can work well in a team as well as an individual within this role.

This position comes with competitive pay, a unique hands-on experience in fine dining and hospitality and give you the chance to be part of a historic steam railway team, providing fantastic silver service to those who travel with us on these extra special dining trains.

Apply now to be part of our dedicated Golden Arrow team at The Bluebell Railway!

For further information and to apply, contact Sarah Vigar at


Full time (40 hours per week)

Do you thrive while working in a fast-paced kitchen environment? Are you a strong team player and would like to work at one of Britain’s busiest steam heritage railways? If yes, this could be the perfect job for you!

The post will entail working in a busy kitchen producing a varied menu, including fine dining on our Golden Arrow train and other catering trains. Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and a strong team player. They should be aware of all relevant catering and hygiene qualifications.

The role will require weekend work, and hours are 40 hours per week. Due to the location, applicants must have their own transport.


· 21 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays)

· Membership of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society

· Discounts at Bluebell Railway food outlets

· 75% reduced rate travel on the national rail network (railcard can be applied for after a successful probation period).

If you would like any further information, please contact Lisa Boyle at for further details.

Offers of a competitive salary


The post will entail working in a busy kitchen and on the Golden Arrow dining trains to assist the Chef’s in food preparation and undertake general kitchen duties to maintain hygiene standards.

Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, a strong team player and over 18.

The role will require flexible mid-week and weekend working.

Contact Megan Laughlin on for further information.