Student Placements

Who are we?

Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd, a member of the global Knorr-Bremse Group, is a world leader in on-board systems and service support for rail vehicles, equipping mass transit vehicles and mainline trains with highly advanced products. Here, you’ll discover opportunities and tackle real business challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.

What will you be doing?

Whether its numbers or strategy, engineering or finance, our Placement Schemes are designed to test your skills working in real business roles on key projects, and turn your knowledge and passion into value-adding impact.

You’ll be working at our UK HQ in Melksham, Wiltshire, a specialist engineering and manufacturing facility dedicated to Knorr-Bremse Connected Systems, genuine parts and support. Our Placement Scheme includes roles in various departments, including Engineering, Human Resources, Projects, Finance, and IT, so there are opportunities in almost every area of the business.

What’s in it for you?

All our placement students receive a competitive salary, as well as 25 days holiday. There are several other benefits, including access to a subsidised on-site bistro, free parking, and numerous retail discounts.

You are not alone!

As we offer several placement roles every year you will not be alone! You will be introduced to your peers on your first day at the company, and actively encouraged to work, and socialise, with other students throughout your year at Knorr-Bremse.


Applications for the 2019/20 Placement Scheme are now closed. 2020/21 vacancies will be released later this year. For more information, please email:

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