Business expansion
United Kingdom
South East; Hampshire and Isle of Wight; Hampshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
33.17 - Repair and maintenance of other transport equipment

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 November 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2017
Foreseen end date
1 December 2018


Siemens, the technology company will create 200 engineering jobs in the UK as part of a one-year programme to refurbish some of the trains of South Western Railway (SWR). The GBP 50 million (€ 45 million) programme will start in December in Eastleigh. The announcement comes a few weeks after the news that Kiepe Electric UK will create 40 similar new jobs in Eastleigh to upgrade another part of South Western Railway’s fleet.

The representative of the planning and transport committee at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce said 'SWR’s announcement is another excellent show of faith in Eastleigh’s railway heritage and current centre of excellent workspace, staff and skills.'


  • 17 November 2017: Southern Daily Echo
  • 10 December 2017: Siemens (press release)
  • 10 November 2017: First Group Press Release


Eurofound (2017), Siemens, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 92635, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92635.