Project Management Review

by Network Rail


  • 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.
  • On an everyday basis, the role includes communicating with internal and external stakeholders. Arranging meeting, slide packs and agendas to communicate topics with partners. You are responsible for making sure partners have all tools needed to complete their task, manging their workstreams


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed many existing skills in excel significantly. I have learned how to use different spreadsheet tools such as filtering, count and table formatting. I have also developed my interpersonal skills, improving my confidence alongside bettering my communication and people skills.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • The responsibility given was dependent on the task. In some tasks I was given full ownership which was amazing, some tasks it took a few months to be given more responsibility

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 3/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • My team were amazing, I received so much support from there. I received support for my university work as well as internal tasks. If I was every stuck on anything, my team would always be on hand for me to ask a question.

  • 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?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • There were not many company wide events that I was exposed to. But team away days would happen every few months, a chance for everyone to socialise and learn about what's going on in the department.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 3/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • The placement was a great way for me to grow as a person, I enjoyed learning about the rail industry and loved being out on site seeing all the work that happens behind the scenes that we don't know about

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 3/5

  • 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
  • It's an amazing company with so much to learn! So many different avenues and departments to see and learn from. Don't be nervous for the interview, just be yourself. You don't need to know everything about the company because you will learn so much whilst being there!

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Placement (10 Months+)

Management Consulting

South West

July 2022

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