Placement opportunities with Network Rail

networkrail_0Our vision is a better railway for a better Britain








We aim to deliver a railway that is safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before, to help build a thriving, sustainable economy.

Britain’s railway does more than transport passengers and goods. It brings people and businesses closer together, which creates new jobs, opens up new markets and stimulates economic growth. We want to provide the best possible service to everyone who relies on the railway – passengers, train operating companies and businesses nationwide. Rail is vital to Britain’s future.

More to us than meets the eye

There’s more to our organisation than you might have imagined. Although rail is a huge part of our business, we’re also one of the largest land and property owners in the UK. We manage a huge property portfolio that includes 18 of the biggest stations in Britain, the retail outlets inside them, and the small businesses that live under their arches. Sales at some of our stations have even been outperforming the high street.

We’re also behind some of the biggest, most innovative projects in the country – from the world’s largest solar bridge at Blackfriars through to electrification and HS2. Pioneers in advanced technology, our technical team invented the use of HD cameras to identify track wear-and-tear more efficiently. We’re also responsible for the 17,000km-long fibre optic network that powers our trackside signals, telephones and electrical systems. We do all this whilst maintaining safety as our number one priority.

Our rail network is the fastest growing and safest in Europe. But we still have work to do to create a railway fit for 21st century Britain. We’re investing more than £25bn in developing our infrastructure so that we can deliver more services and better journeys. This is the largest programme of sustained investment in the railway that Britain has ever seen, presenting an abundance of opportunities for ambitious and enthusiastic people like you to make an impact.

Job Description:
If you’d like to find out what it’s like to work for Network Rail before you graduate then our summer or year in industry placements are an ideal starting point. Not for the light-hearted, you’ll experience the scope, scale and variety of our work with several challenges and projects packed into a short-term period.

Opportunities available in civil, electrical/electronic and mechanical engineering.

Person Specification:
Studying towards an engineering degree, you have strong numeracy and organisational skills. As a team player, you enjoy working in a collaborative yet challenging environment. You’re enthusiastic about learning, take responsibility for your actions and are driven to deliver great customer experience. You keep an eye on the detail and never miss a deadline. You approach your work with a steely determination and prioritise safety at all times.

On all of our schemes, we’re looking for people with plenty of drive, who are comfortable with change and who enjoy having autonomy. If that sounds like you, you’ll be able to shape your own career just as much as you’ll be able to help shape our future.

Number of vacancies: c.15
Application closing date: 5 December 2016
Start date: September 2017
Location: Milton Keynes or York.

Please note: this opportunity is only for undergraduate students.

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