• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My first role was in the ‘Performance Testing and Automation’ team as a script programmer for performance testing. Then i joined the Digital Factory Software Development team. This team is responsible for developing apps that are used by railway workers. They follow Agile software development methods therefore in this team I gained an insight on how to work in an agile environment


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Time management Agile Working Compiling Reports Work-life balance Working Remotely

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was given the opportunity to take full ownership under guidance of a cloud migration project. The aim of this project is to migrate IT products hosted on premises servers to cloud hosting.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • My mangers were very helpful and helped me fit into the work environment well. they mentored me all the way

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone was very friendly and helpful. very welcoming

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 1/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • i loved my placement year and i cant wait to go back

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Network Rail
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail
  • Be yourself in the assessment centre don't try too hard

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science

West Midlands

November 2021

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