Engineering Placement at Network Rail

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
31st January 2019
Central London and City East Midlands Greater London North West Scotland South East South West Wales West Midlands Yorkshire and Humberside
London, Swindon, Cardiff, York, Bristol, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Geatshead, Sheffield, Leeds
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Civil Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Engineering Placement

Who you are

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 are comfortable working to deadlines.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll spend your first few weeks familiarising yourself with the railways, the team and our ways of working. After that you’ll get out and about across the country, possibly working as either an assistant technician or a project manager in your choice of either civil, electrical or mechanical engineering.

Your responsibilities might range from using NASA grade technology to help us capture and record information, to upgrading signals, carrying out on-site inspections or even working on Britain’s first battery operated train. You’ll gain valuable experience by shadowing an engineer or a project manager. Back at the office, we may ask you to write reports, review designs, analyse data and present your findings.

Why you should choose this placement

This is your opportunity to gain valuable experience of working on key engineering projects and really make your mark at Network Rail. If you perform strongly during your placement year, you could automatically be offered a place on the engineering graduate scheme.

Entry requirements

You must be in your penultimate year and be on course to achieve at least a 2:2 in an engineering degree accredited by the ICE, IET or IMechE.

About Network Rail

Our 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.

How to apply

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