Network Rail

3.8 /5 118 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)
Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering Civil Engineering

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About Network Rail

“If you’ve just finished university, we can offer you a career that’s going places.”

As part of a rail industry that millions of people rely on every day, you’ll have the rare opportunity to combine working on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, innovating with new technology and helping to shape the future of our nation.

Owning, operating and developing Britain’s railway infrastructure makes us a major player in this sector. With over 20 of the UK’s largest stations, 20,000 miles of track and 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts all under our control, we’re able to offer graduates the perfect balance of long-term stability and incredible career possibilities.

Whether you’re pursuing a career in Engineering, Business, IT, Finance, Operations or anything in between, we’ve got a variety of programmes designed to help you hone your specialism and achieve your ambitions. We offer world class training, recognised qualifications, expert guidance and the chance to play a vital role in delivering billions of pounds’ worth of projects designed to improve the journeys of families, friends, colleagues and businesses.

Working on the fastest growing, safest railway in Europe means your work will connect people with jobs, goods with markets, and stimulate new housing and economic growth. We’re a business with real purpose, who cares about people and is making a positive impact on society. We’re growing every year and we’re always pushing boundaries.

We’re on an exciting journey. Join us.

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Network Rail Latest Reviews

  • Industrial Placement

    The Industrial Placement is well rounded. I really enjoyed my placement due to number of experiences and opportunities in various departments, such as Electrification and Plant, Route Asset Management and Signalling....


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  • General Management Year in industry

    I fully enjoyed my placement here, the team i was situated with was diverse range of professionals, who were kind, tolerant and educating. I was made to feel like an individual, on my scheme, i was encouraged to create my own opportunities, to explore the industry and learn about the entirety of the organisation. i had my own Personal Development Plan, and was engaged with as a competent, young professional. i thoroughly enjoyed my time at NR....


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  • Year in Industry - Mechanical Engineering

    I really enjoyed my time at Network Rail, it is a very professional company with a huge range of jobs. There was opportunity to move around the various departments to get a feel for the company as a whole which made it very enjoyable. The work I was given increased my skillset whilst not being so alien that I couldn't understand what to do. It was very enjoyable working on the railway as there lots of opportunity to travel and great people to meet....


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Network Rail Latest Case Study

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Security Analyst

Placement Year (10 Months+)

BSc Hons Computer Security

I love the fact that I am working in a role I can see myself doing in the future. In my role I also have the flexibility to shadow and learn about other parts of the business and how they work.

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Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us

2:2 (Two Two)

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