Sector Guide

Where could you work?

Rail

As the original pioneer of railway development, the UK’s rail industry is at the forefront of constructing new, cutting-edge rail systems, alongside managing and improving the extensive existing network that millions of us rely on.

Network Rail at a glance

Key facts:

  • Owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure including 20,000 miles of track; 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts; and thousands of signals, level crossings and stations
  • Manages 20 of the UK’s largest stations
  • The fastest-growing railway in Europe
  • Works collaboratively with different partners to deliver 4.8 million journeys a day for customers
  • Delivers thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan
  • £47bn earmarked to invest in landmark projects and initiatives between 2019 and 2024

Discipline groups recruited...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

Opportunities & Benefits:

With our standout graduate and placement opportunities, the possibilities to shape the future and change things for the better are endless. You’ll be able to get involved in any number of different projects, and to take your career wherever you want it to go. If you have a particular interest, we’ll encourage you to pursue it. Although you’ll be joining a specific scheme, you won’t have to follow rigid rotations, and we’ll support you at every stage of your journey.

Our employee benefits include 28 days’ annual leave (and the opportunity to buy or sell two days per year), performance-related pay schemes and pension scheme membership. You’ll also be able to benefit from an annual 75 per cent subsidy on train and underground season tickets, an interest-free travel loan and a number of other benefits such as free counselling and volunteer leave.