We run, maintain and develop Britain's rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings and many key stations.

Our rail network is the fastest growing and safest in Europe. But we still have work to do to create a railway fit for 21st century Britain.

We have £47bn earmarked to invest in landmark projects and initiatives between 2019 and 2024. And we’re hoping you’ll choose to join us and help turn our plans into reality; to create a world-class railway and really make a difference to rail travel in Britain.

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We’re already making history through some of the largest engineering projects in Europe: Crossrail, Birmingham New Street Station, HS2 and Thameslink. Our award-winning architectural developments are helping to regenerate towns, cities and businesses, whilst new train lines are connecting communities.

The scope and scale of our operations and transformational projects is huge, offering incredibly varied opportunities to advance your career. But we don’t just do rail; there’s digital technology, retail and property management too. We offer a diverse programme of graduate schemes as well as flexible placements for undergraduates.

Standout graduate and placement opportunities with Network Rail

With us, 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. Far from it. Your career will be yours to shape.

We’re looking for people who have the passion, the initiative and the drive to build their own network and carve out their own path. You’re going to have a real say in how your role evolves, so you’ll need to be assertive too. If that sounds like you and you can bring a 2:2 in any degree (a relevant accredited degree for engineering and a RICS-accredited degree for property), you’ll find that the possibilities for your future are endless.

A career as bright and unique as you are

“Railway engineering is an exciting place to be as there is so much room for innovation. The reactive environment means that you can really see the improvements that you make through the work you do.” - Louise Mayne, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail - Who we are

It’s our role at Network Rail to provide the best possible service to everyone who relies on the railway - passengers, the train and freight operating companies and businesses nationwide.


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We are the second biggest property owner in the country after the MOD.
The rail network includes 30,000 bridges, tunnels & embankment.
The rail network includes 20,000 miles of tracks and thousands of signals.
A million more trains run than just ten years ago.
We operate a click and collect parcel service called Doddle.
Over 3,000 people joined us last year.
In the last five years we’ve recruited and developed over 1,000 apprentices and 500 graduates.
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