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  • Welcome to Star Track

    The trainee track engineering design scheme for the engineering stars of the future

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    Joanna, Star Track scheme trainee talks about what the scheme involves and why it's important.

  • The future of Britain’s railway is looking better than ever, and your future will too with Network Rail.

    Passenger numbers are forecast to grow; by 2020 another 400 million rail journeys will be made each year. The rail network is already operating near to full capacity so we need to expand and develop it to cope with the increasing demand.

    Improved track designs are a pivotal part of our strategy to increase capacity, whether it is remodelling existing track layouts or adding completely new routes.

    This is why the rail industry needs track design engineers to meet our commitments over the coming years.

    With hugely ambitious engineering projects under way across the UK, we've created the Star Track scheme to train and develop track design engineers. Over two years you’ll study and learn through our partnership with Sheffield Hallam University while at the same time getting on the job experience and producing your own designs for track layouts and seeing them implemented.

    If you’ve got good technical and maths skills and a real drive to succeed then this is a fantastic time to join us.

  • What you'll be doing

    Find out more about the scheme, where you’ll be based and how you'll balance your time at Uni with getting practical on the job experience.

    Entry requirements

    We’re looking for some basic academic qualifications but we’re also look for the right mix of personal qualities. See how you measure up.

    Pay and benefits

    You’ll be paid £14,000 in the first year but you’ll also receive other benefits including annual leave, pension scheme membership and more.

    Future prospects

    You can make this scheme a spring board for your career. Find out where it could take you.

    Sheffield Hallam University

    Gain your a foundation degree in railway engineering from one of the UK’s most progressive and innovative universities where you'll be taught by leaders in their field.

    Frequently asked questions

    We aim to answer your top questions.