Sector Guide

Where could you work?

Rail - Infrastructure

Rail infrastructure comprises the complex system of tracks, bridges and equipment the UK relies on to facilitate rail travel. Its indispensability means regular maintenance and technological advancement is required to create a railway fit for today and tomorrow.

Colas Rail at a glance

Key facts:

  • Leading provider of rail infrastructure services, both nationally and globally, from simple projects through to highly complex schemes
  • Currently delivering the £1.3bn Midland Metro Alliance contract in Birmingham
  • Recent contract wins include:
    • Rail Systems Alliance in the South of England, worth an estimated £1.5bn (track work)
    • Signalling and Telecoms (S&T) frameworks for the western region, worth an estimated £75m
    • Rail Haulage and seasonal service contract worth an estimated £12m per year

Discipline groups recruited...

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

Opportunities & Benefits:

Joining Colas Rail UK is a real opportunity to establish yourself within a company that is going places, and to be part of a team that makes a real difference to the transport industry.

We build our own talent and develop people on fast track graduate schemes, which 25% of our leaders have progressed through. The talent and development programmes we run and our commitment to health and well-being are equally important in closing the skills gap facing the industry, and ensuring the sustainability of our business.

We want to create a healthy and positive working environment where people feel happy, valued and excited about their future. Our business culture is one of mentoring the next leader, lending support to others when needed and understanding that we are stronger together. You will be supported every step of the way with tailored development and actively encouraged to gain professional qualifications.

Be a part of our journey to create tomorrow’s railway.