Recruitment process

When applying for a position within our Graduate Programme, your application will go through several stages. We put a guide together to ease the preparation process for you.

Stage 1 – Online Application
Submit your cover letter and CV, and complete our application form through our online recruitment portal. We’ll then be in touch to ask a few questions about why you would like to work with us.

Stage 2 – Gamification: Psychometric Ability Testing and Personality Testing
We’ll put you through your paces on your knowledge of numerical and verbal reasoning skills, and you’ll also be quizzed on your behaviour, self-awareness and strengths. But don’t worry! We use an online gamification tool, so the process is actually fun and not like the traditional tests – you might even enjoy it!

Stage 3 – Assessment Centre
You will receive an invite to a Colas Rail UK assessment centre or a Teams interview, if social distancing measures are in place. Here, you can demonstrate your ability and meet some of your potential new team-mates face-to-face – as well as meet key leaders from across our business that will provide an insight of what it’s like to work for Colas Rail UK.

Final Stage – An Offer is Made!
The Colas Rail UK recruitment process can take up to two months to complete, which may seem like a long process, but ensures that everyone is treated fairly.