Mechanical Engineering Placement at Network Rail

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
Ongoing
Regions
Nationwide
Town/City
Derby, Gateshead, Glasgow, Leeds , London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Orpington, Peterborough, Sheffield, York
Role May Involve
Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering Placement

Who you are:

You’re a logical thinker who’s adept at finding creative solutions to challenging problems. Resourceful and hardworking, you’re comfortable managing your own time to ensure you get the job done. Using your strong interpersonal skills, you’re able to build relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers. You are flexible and will relish the opportunity to attend training opportunities at different locations to develop your personal skill set.

Where you'll be based:

Key locations around the country including:

  • Derby
  • Gateshead
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Milton Keynes
  • Orpington
  • Peterborough
  • Sheffield
  • York

What you'll be doing:

Faced with a variety of unique and exciting mechanical engineering challenges, you’ll develop skills in a range of specialisms – from power distribution, plant, traction and rolling stock to asset management and infrastructure engineering. Through four rotational placements you’ll gain a broad perspective of the railway and learn all about the processes, products and systems that make it function.

You might be involved with rejuvenating and servicing current infrastructure, or delivering ambitious improvements to track equipment.

Why you should choose this placement?

A short-term placement offers a unique opportunity to experience many parts of the business, and make a contribution from day one. The scheme is run by former graduates who act as coaches and mentors to our new recruits.

There are only a small number of year in industry placements available which means, if you’re successful, you’ll be highly visible across the function. If you do well you may be offered a position onto our graduate scheme. Many former year in industry students now hold senior positions within the company.

Entry requirements:

You must be in your penultimate year of university and on course to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 in an Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) accredited degree.

About Network Rail

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.

How to apply

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