Our Environment and Sustainable Development Year in Industry placement

Who you are

You have strong written and verbal communication skills and are able to influence others in the decision-making process. You have strong project management skills and attention to detail and you're great at organising tasks and people. You're competent in using IT applications, working with and analysing data, developing communications materials (e.g. posters, infographics, etc.) Ideally, you'll have some experience of managing sustainability issues, for example environmental management, biodiversity, weather resilience and climate change, energy and carbon and social performance.

Where you’ll be based

Milton Keynes

What you’ll be doing

You'll be helping to manage the sustainabilty risks and opportunities of Network Rail's work through implementing responsible business practices. Your work will support communities and manage the reputation of our business. You could be researching and writing case studies and guidance notes or reports based on incidents or best practice, supporting awareness activities, offering technical support, or collecting and analysing data.

Why you should choose this placement

Network Rail is among the largest users of energy nationally, is the fourth biggest landowner in Britain, and has 22 million lineside neighbours, so the opportunity to make an impact is huge. This is your chance to play a part in developing solutions to some of the country’s most important issues.

Entry requirements

You must be in your penultimate year and be on course to achieve at least a 2:2, in a specialist environment, engineering, geography or sustainability-led degree.

Ready to make an epic career choice?

If the above sounds like you, then apply for our Year in industry placement now. You can also visit our application process and advice pages, where you’ll find help and tips for every stage of the application.