Electrical Engineering Year in Industry placement

by Network Rail

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Deadline: 16th January 2022
Salary: £17,000
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Location: South East
City: Milton Keynes

Electrical Engineering Year in Industry placement

Creating greener solutions matters
If helping to address how the largest consumer of electricity in Britain can reduce its impact on the environment matters to you. You matter to us. Our Electrical Engineering placements offer a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts, be able to share your experiences with other placement students, and develop a sought-after skill set that will complement the knowledge you’ve gained during your studies.

With a limited number of placements available, this is your chance to gain a prestigious role that could lead to the offer of a place on our graduate scheme in the future.


  • You’ll receive a salary of £17,000 pro rata
  • The scheme lasts for one year.
  • Placement opportunities available in Milton Keynes

Who you are matters

We look for logical thinkers. People who can find creative solutions to challenging problems. Resourceful and hardworking, you’ll know how to manage your own time to get things done. You’ll be a natural communicator, capable of building relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers alike. And with the potential for training and development opportunities throughout the country, you’ll be flexible, and comfortable traveling.

What you’ll be doing matters

As Britain’s biggest consumer of electricity, and one of the biggest telecoms providers, we’re constantly striving to find smarter and more renewable energy technologies as we push ourselves to be greener and more resilient. You’ll work with the team that plays a leading role in this vital mission. Expect to get your hands on cutting-edge technology, and the chance to widen your knowledge of where the fields of signalling and telecommunications are going next.

You’ll also play a role in improving our safety standards, reducing journey times, and coming up with innovative solutions to the most important issues of our time.

Whether you’re playing a part in delivering ambitious improvements to track equipment, or rejuvenating and servicing our current infrastructure, this placement will offer plenty of scope to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-world challenges.

You’ll be supported at every step by colleagues, mentors, and fellow students.

What you’ll get out of it matters

We’re passionate about developing the next generation of talent that will come into our industry, and that means we’ll ensure you’re surrounded by supportive colleagues, and receive coaching from senior staff.

Your benefits matter

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
    • 5 volunteer days to contribute to your favourite causes.
    • Access to our employee assistance program, to help you with any finance, family, health or wellbeing issues you have
    • Up to 75% discount on rail and underground season tickets
    • Discounted online shopping
    • Healthcare club membership discount
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Access to a range of pension and insurance schemes
    • Two weeks paid reserve leave for members of our Armed Forces community.

    The opportunities it leads to matter

    Do well on your placement, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme intake. Many former year in industry students go on to hold senior positions within our company.

    The entry requirements matter

    You’ll be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in an Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) accredited degree.

    We matter to millions. You could too.

    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.

    How to apply

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