About Us

Colas Rail Limited is part of the Colas Rail Group, a Colas company – leading in road construction and maintenance, with the inside track on what makes for the ultimate rail infrastructure solution.

Backed by experts from every corner of the industry, Colas Rail is curated from the insight and experience of the best in the business – delivering a service which you can count on.

Our Vision

Discover the future of our expert rail infrastructure solutions.

With a network of 1,400 sites across every continent, Colas dominates the global landscape of road construction and maintenance – employing over 55,000 people with a turnover of circa $13bn.

As a division of the company, we concentrate our efforts to railway infrastructure – adding yet another string to the company’s already established bow. 

In the UK, we offer mobility solutions – delivering turnkey systems that cover the whole life cycle of the railway, for a sustainable future. We specialise in:

  • Track Installation and Renewal
  • Signalling
  • Electrification (Overhead Catenary Systems and 3rd Rail)
  • High Voltage and Traction Power
  • Operation and Maintenance of On Track Plant and Rail Freight
  • Rolling Stock Refurbishment and Maintenance
  • Cities are being reinvented all over the world, with mobility being the key to connecting people and boosting local economies. In the UK, we are proud to be a partner of choice – helping our customers to put the passenger first.

Graduate Schemes

We have an outstanding track record of developing careers and fast-tracking career prospects, with 25% of our current leaders in our Rail Infrastructure division successfully completing our critically acclaimed Graduate Schemes.

Webinar Highlight

Leena tells us about the training & development opportunities on the graduate programme.

To watch the full Gradcracker/Colas Rail webinar, click here.

These schemes are designed to hone and develop talent, with 2-year specialised development programmes as part of our Future Leaders, Commercial and Engineering courses.

Many of our current leaders have been through our Graduate Programmes, and we are proud of the fantastic career opportunities that they bring.

You could be a future Programme Delivery Manager, Senior Engineer, or Commercial Manager to name a few, responsible for a large team and budget!

To qualify for our Graduate Programmes, we are looking for at least a 2:2 class degree from a reputable university and the ability to stand out.

This could be by undertaking internships, university successes, extracurricular activities and a passion to get involved in the railway industry.

Who we work with

Discover the team who work alongside us to provide the ultimate service.

We are a member of the Gradcracker Five-Year Club

We have been a Gradcracker advertiser for at least five years. We recruit regularly and should still be doing so whenever it is time for you to apply for placements or graduate positions - make sure that you Follow us to be alerted to any of our new opportunities.

Colas Rail Limited is part of the Colas Rail Group, a Colas company.
We lead in road construction and maintenance, with the inside track on what makes for the ultimate rail infrastructure solution.
94% of our employees enjoy the work that they do at Colas Rail and 95% care about the future of Colas Rail.
Safety is at the forefront of everything we do, and our graduates are involved in their own safety challenge.
Over 2,200 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.

Gradcracker Five-Year Club

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We sponsor the Rail – Infrastructure sector.

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