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The trainee track engineering design scheme for the engineering stars of the future
Ian Jenkins, Star Track scheme trainee talks about what the sceme 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.