Year in Industry Student

Job Type:Full Time


Reading, GB

Department Name

Wales & Western Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail is revitalising Britain's railway. We're making the rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a real team effort. One which calls for the collaboration of the industry's finest professionals. Together, we are crafting a railway fit for the future.

The Western route incorporates the core stations at either end of the Great Western Mainline - London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, which we own and run. The main challenge for us is to provide enough capacity on the railway at peak times for growing numbers of passengers to and from London, as well as Reading, Oxford, Bristol and Exeter. Demand for Freight is also growing.

Brief Description

This is General Management placement based in the Planning Team.

This placement will offer an introduction to the three different teams working in the Reading office, gaining exposure to different elements of the engineering plan (Long and short term access, Isolations and Delivery).

About the role (External)

The placement will also involve reviewing the planning of engineering works including access, isolations and delivery of works.

We are looking for individuals with the following skills, so if you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

    Ability to work collaboratively within a team

      Strong oral and written communication skills

        Attention to detail

          Keen to learn and develop

            Customer focused

              Good organisational skills

              How to apply (External)

              Salary: Band 7 - £17000
              Closing date: 7th April, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. This vacancy is also being advertised externally.

              This is a fixed term opportunity ending in September 2021.

              Click 'apply now' or click here for details of how to apply.

              Our year in industry placement schemes are designed for students who are currently studying towards their degree and need to spend a year working as part of their course. Candidates who have already graduated or are due to graduate before the start of the scheme are not eligible for these schemes and should consider applying for one of our graduate schemes instead.

              You must be in your penultimate year and be on course to achieve at least a 2:2. Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision

              Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.