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  • Industrial placement scheme

  • If you're an undergraduate who's serious about making the most of your placement, we'll facilitate your development by exposing you to our cutting edge projects and infrastructure developments. We'll offer you a range of experiences that give you a real insight into what we do, while maximising and nurturing your professional talents. What's more, we'll enable you to work alongside and learn from some of the most highly respected professionals in the industry.

    London North Western (LNW)

    We have a number of roles available on our London North Western Route (LNW) which covers locations such as Birmingham, Liverpool, Crewe, Preston, Manchester and Carlisle.

    There's a vast range of programmes to choose from, including asset engineers and maintenance engineers (civil, mechanical and electrical engineering), information management, business analysts, building surveyors and quantity surveyors.

    All our placement students will enjoy working as part of a team, taking on real responsibility from day one while learning core business skills. Learning will be both through active on the job experiences and classroom-based courses held at our management development centre. You’ll also be exposed to a wide variety of business disciplines, including project management, business planning, data analysis, people management and business improvement.

    If you’ve achieved a 2:1 (or equivalent) during your first year of studies and are on course to achieve the same in your second year, please apply.

    Information management (IT)

    World-class information, technology and business solutions are vital to the smooth running of Britain’s rail network. Our Information Management (IM) teams carry out some 150 IT projects every year and provide services to over 35,000 people and over 20 different train and freight operating companies.

    Not only does our IT play a crucial role in the lives of millions of people across the UK by delivering a safe and efficient network, but it also makes a difference to our bottom line. The better our systems, the better our finances, the better our services.

    Industrial placement students can play a vital part in these ongoing changes and improvements. This is a golden opportunity to immerse yourself in a national organisation, to work on strategic projects from day one, and to gain an overall picture of the important day-to-day work which we carry out. The practical knowledge that you build will help you in your degree and, if all goes well, you could be ear-marked for our graduate scheme.

    To be eligible for the industrial placement scheme you must be in your penultimate year in any degree discipline on course to achieve at least a 2:1. You'll commence your placement in September 2013 for a minimum of 48 weeks.

    For more information or to apply, visit our graduate scheme website