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  • Schemes

    We run many different schemes so that we can recruit and develop the people who we need to run the railway

  • We offer a full range of opportunities with development programmes specifically tailored to suit the needs of everyone from school leavers through graduates to experienced engineers. All our development programmes lead to nationally recognised qualifications. If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career, this is the industry for you.

    We want a dedicated workforce, with the right education, knowledge, skills and commitment to join us in giving Britain a world class railway system. Our investment in people is second to none and, in joining any of our programmes, your future career opportunities are excellent. Indeed, some of our most senior engineers and managers have come through these programmes in past years.

    Which scheme is for me

    Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme

    • Men and women age 17 and over with four GCSEs or equivalent
    • Want to become Maintenance Engineering Technician

    Engineering Conversion Programme

    • Experienced engineers outside the railway industry
    • Want to convert to railway engineering

    Industrial Placement Scheme

    • We've got industrial placement opportunities in engineering for undergraduates who have achieved a 2:1 in their first year and are aiming for the same in their second year
    • We’ve also got opportunities in Information Management (IT) for those who are aiming for a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in any degree subject and are in their penultimate year of study

    Graduate Scheme

    • Graduates who have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree
    • Graduates who want to join a graduate programme in: Engineering, Project Management, Operations and Customer Services, Information Management (IT), Strategic Planning, Finance, Contracts and Procurement or Commercial Property