Apprenticeships applications now open

We’re now accepting applications for our September 2020 apprenticeship scheme. As an apprentice at Network Rail, you’ll get more than just an education – our apprentices receive expert training, earn while they learn and develop skills for life. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to build a career at one of Britain’s biggest employers. Phase one of your … Continued

Exam season ends: apprenticeships into careers

We’re celebrating the exciting career opportunities on the railway as exam season comes to an end. Are you excited about engineering, passionate about learning and want to work as part of a team to transform Britain’s rail network? A career at Network Rail could be for you! As an apprentice at Network Rail, you’ll get more than just … Continued

Apprenticeships into careers

This week we’re celebrating the broad range of exciting career opportunities across the railway. It’s National Apprenticeships Week and National Careers Week from 4 to 8 March. All over Britain, young people are finding out more about the positive impact of apprenticeships and careers guidance and free resources. Are you excited about engineering, passionate about learning and want to work … Continued

Educational resources for children

With schools closed across Britain, many parents and guardians may be looking for extra educational resources for children. At Network Rail, we’re always eager to tell young people about all the exciting learning opportunities the railway has to offer. Here are some useful materials to keep kids busy while they’re at home… TV’s Maddie Moate … Continued

Just Like Me – Q and A with Katie Tingle

Katie Tingle probably wasn’t thinking about track geometry when she built her first Scalextric but she grew up to love it. Watch this film to find out why Katie, a scheme project manager at Network Rail, hopes to see more young women join her on the railway: Click here to watch Just Like Me, the full … Continued

Seven jobs you didn’t know existed on the railway

The railway offers a huge variety of career opportunities, from 3D modelling to protecting our biodiversity. If you love anything to do with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), life at Network Rail could be for you! Here are seven jobs you never knew you could do on the railway: 1 – Architect There is … Continued

Just Like Me – Q and A with Dorota and Emily

Dorota and Emily liken their work on the railway to forensics because our Victorian infrastructure keeps our people guessing about how it was first built. Watch this film to hear what inspired Dorota and Emily to explore engineering and why now is the best time to consider joining them: “Even now, I still like to … Continued

IWD: all-female team in first for track inspection

Our International Women’s Day celebrations continued with a first for Network Rail – an all-female-run shift using cutting-edge track inspection technology. On the evening of March 12, a team comprising women used Plain Line Pattern Recognition technology (PLPR), an important part of our strategy to predict and prevent faults before they occur. PLPR is state-of-the-art … Continued

IWD: Q&A with Kathryn Bishop – virtual reality

Kathryn Bishop says we have the potential to build an entirely virtual railway – something she says is one of our most exciting innovations. Find out from Kathryn, a media learning and development specialist, why the railway is one of the best places to pursue a passion for technology. This International Women’s Day, Kathryn featured in … Continued

IWD: Q&A with Michelle Chrabalowski, environment specialist

Birds’ nests, great crested newts and squirrels are just part of a normal working day for environment specialist Michelle Chrabalowski. Michelle spent her childhood camping in the woods and learning all about insects – but never thought she could find a job helping wildlife on the railway. Hear why environment experts like Michelle are so … Continued