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Electrical Engineering Year in Industry placement

Creating greener solutions matters 

If helping to address how one of the the largest consumer of electricity in Britain can reduce its impact on the environment matters to you. You matter to us.

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Our Electrical Engineering placements offer a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts, be able to share your experiences with other placement students, and develop a sought-after skill set that will complement the knowledge you’ve gained during your studies.

With a limited number of placements available, this is your chance to gain a prestigious role that could lead to the offer of a place on our graduate scheme in the future.


  • You’ll receive a salary of £17,000 pro rata
  • The scheme lasts for one year.
  • Placement opportunities available in Bedford, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Doncaster, York , Gateshead

Who you are matters

We look for logical thinkers. People who can find creative solutions to challenging problems. Resourceful and hardworking, you’ll know how to manage your own time to get things done. You’ll be a natural communicator, capable of building relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers alike. And with the potential for training and development opportunities throughout the country, you’ll be flexible, and comfortable traveling.

What you’ll be doing

As one of Britain’s biggest consumer of electricity, and one of the biggest telecoms providers, we’re constantly striving to find smarter and more renewable energy technologies as we push ourselves to be greener and more resilient. You’ll work with the team that plays a leading role in this vital mission. Expect to get your hands on cutting-edge technology, and the chance to widen your knowledge of where the fields of signalling and telecommunications are going next.

You’ll also play a role in improving our safety standards, reducing journey times, and coming up with innovative solutions to the most important issues of our time.

Whether you’re playing a part in delivering ambitious improvements to track equipment, or rejuvenating and servicing our current infrastructure, this placement will offer plenty of scope to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-world challenges.

You’ll be supported at every step by colleagues, mentors, and fellow students.

What you’ll get out of it

We’re passionate about developing the next generation of talent that will come into our industry, and that means we’ll ensure you’re surrounded by supportive colleagues, and receive coaching from senior staff.

Your benefits matter

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28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

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5 volunteer days to contribute to your favourite causes

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Access to our employee assistance program

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Up to 75% discount on rail and underground season tickets

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Discounted online shopping

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Healthcare club membership discount

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Childcare vouchers

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Two weeks paid reserve leave for members of our Armed Forces community

The opportunities it leads to

Do well on your placement, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme intake. Many former year in industry students go on to hold senior positions within our company.

The entry requirements

You’ll be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in an Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) accredited degree.

We matter to millions. You could too.

Applications are now closed

Due to the high interest in this programme, we have received enough applications for this intake . We will be accepting applications for our 2023 schemes in October 2022. To be the first to find out please register your interest below.

Discover a different placement

If our Electrical Engineering placement isn’t quite what you’re looking for, why not take a look at some of the other placements we have available.

Network Rail have introduced hybrid working and promote flexible and agile working in the offices, this can be agreed with your team and management.

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