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A subsidiary of the Colas Group, we are part of over a hundred years of experience in delivering major innovations across our sector. Every day, thousands of trains run on tracks built or maintained by Colas Rail.

Colas Rail UK Celebrating 10 Years


We deliver on the challenges set by a rapidly changing railway environment – constantly seeking to adapt our behaviour and culture to not only meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders, but to also continuously develop and support our people.


Leading with our core values, we aim to be the partner of choice for all aspects of rail infrastructure solutions. In everything we do, we prioritise: Safety, Ethics, People and Excellence.


The observance of ethics and integrity is a core management principle throughout the Group. Fair and open competition affords us the ability to demonstrate our capabilities, share our best practices and develop long-term partnerships with our customers. The observance of ethics also plays a key role in aligning the Group’s values with those of our employees.


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.

The best bits

Our graduates share with us their 'stand-out moments' on Colas Rail's 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.

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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.

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 2,000 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.

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