Year In Industry Student

Job Type:Full Time


Swindon, 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

The placement is suitable for a civil engineering student, on track to receive a 2:2 in an engineering degree accredited by the ICE, IET or IMechE.

You will be based within the Works Delivery buildings and civil team for the duration of the placement working closely with the project management team dealing with engineers, commercial and procurement managers and finance managers. This enables a vast amount of experience from a variety of disciplines.

Works Delivery is an operations-based Buildings and Civils delivery unit for Western Route Capital Delivery.The team is responsible for completing reactive emergency works as well as planned maintenance and renewals.

About the role (External)

This Year in Industry placement will cover all aspects of the design and implementation process of civils projects within Works Delivery at Network Rail. Items include:

    Closely working with the team on project related activities

      Review of designs

        Assisting in creation of technical workscopes

          Attending meetings with suppliers

            Site safety visits and monitoring progress and programme of works

            Essential Criteria

              Strong numeracy and organisational skills.

                Team player who enjoys working in a collaborative yet challenging environment.

                  Enthusiastic about learning,

                    Willing to take responsibility for your actions

                      Driven to deliver great customer experience.

                        Eye for the detail and ability to work to deadlines.

                        The programme offers a great opportunity to learn about the railway and the various disciplines within associated with the implementation of a civils project. The team works on all aspects of the project life cycle from design through to implementation, giving a great experience on and off-site for their future careers and potentially an opportunity to join the Network Rail graduate scheme.

                        The role will be based at Western House Swindon.

                        If you are not already an employee of Network Rail you will be required to complete the external recruitment process which will involve online SHL testing.The invite to SHL testing will be sent via email. Please ensure you add an email address to your application form.Email invites should be received within 5 days of your application being received.

                        How to apply (External)

                        Salary: Band 7 - £17000
                        Closing date: 27th May, 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.