Network Rail


About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. From Crossrail – Europe’s largest civil engineering project – to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, they’re involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Network Rail believes in empowering employees with the knowledge to help them progress. A career with Network Rail could offer you a host of benefits including 28 days annual leave, discounted travel tickets, pension schemes, as well as great training and personal development opportunities.

Highlights and Locations

  • 38,000 employees in the UK
  • Operates 20 of the UK's largest stations
  • £6,634 million annual revenue
  • 90 apprentices hired every year

Network Rail Apprenticeship Programmes

An apprenticeship at Network Rail is more just an education, with opportunities to develop the kind of skills that can set you up for life. The apprenticeships last for about 3 years, and your first 21 weeks will be spent living and learning at Westwood – their training centre in the Midlands. 

Once you have finished the apprenticeship scheme, you could choose to study for a degree, gain professional accreditation or participate in further career development schemes, such as secondments or shadowing.

Network Rail Internship Programmes

Network Rail internships are a great way to find out what its like to work for this organisation before you graduate. There are two internship options available.

Year in industry placement schemesDesigned for students who are still currently studying towards their degree and need to spend a year in industry as part of their course.

Summer placements schemes: Designed for students who may not have this option, but would still like to experience a career at Network Rail.

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