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We're recruiting recent graduates for the 2013 rail industry's Track & Train programme

16 April 2013

Track & Train is the cross-rail industry paid work placement scheme where recent graduates will receive all-round industry experience over 18 months, made up of three, six-month placements: one at Network Rail and two at either a passenger or freight operator or another company within the rail sector.


Have you graduated in the last two years?

Applicants must have graduated in the last two years but have found themselves either unemployed or under-employed in a non-graduate level role. Track & Train gives them opportunities to gain valuable experience to help them take the next step in their careers.

The opportunities

We're funding the scheme which involves various partner companies based across Britain providing local employment opportunities. Those on the scheme will be paid a salary of £22,000 a year and 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) pro rata.

Typical roles in Track & Train will be in key areas of Network Rail such as:

  • Network operations
  • Station teams
  • Customer service
  • Asset management
  • Project management

Roles in train operating companies will place a large reliance on customer service and working on stations dealing with the travelling public.

There will not be roles in corporate functions such as finance, IT or engineering, where the industry has bespoke graduate schemes already in place.

Additional coaching and mentoring classes will be provided at our training and development centre in Coventry where those on the scheme will receive advice on how to present a great CV, interview techniques and presentations skills.

Track & Train joins up all the varied sections of the rail industry providing a unique insight into every area of the nation’s railways.

How to apply

Full details about the scheme and how to apply are on the Track & Train website.

The scheme's partners in 2012

Partners last year included: Arriva Trains Wales, c2c Rail, Carillion plc, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, DB Schenker Rail, Department for Transport, East Coast, East Midlands Trains, Eurostar, Eversholt Rail (UK) Ltd, First Capital Connect, First Great Western, First Hull Trains, First TransPennine Express, Freightliner, Greater Anglia, Heathrow Express, London Midland, London Overground Rail Operations, London TravelWatch, Merseyrail, Network Rail, Northern, ScotRail, Southeastern, Southern, South West Trains, TfL and Colas Rail.