Graduate business management programme

There are lots of different sides to our organisation

We own 7,400 commercial properties, giving us one of the largest property portfolios in the UK. We have 600,000sq ft of retail space (sales at our stations have even been outperforming the high street). We’re also behind some of the biggest, most innovative projects in the country – from the world’s largest solar bridge at Blackfriars through to electrification and HS2.

It’s a fascinating mix. And it takes people from right across the business to make the most of all the opportunities that come from having such broad interests and diverse assets. That’s why our Business Management programme will not only offer you incredible variety, it will be the perfect platform from which to start your unlimited career.

Freedom to explore the full scope of your role

As a graduate with us, you’ll have access to some of our senior professionals and plenty of freedom to explore the full scope of your role. It means that much of your graduate experience will be up to you. If you’re assertive, positive and full of initiative, you’ll be able to build a wide network and open up lots of new doors.

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IT and Business Services

We provide the tools, technology and information to enable our colleagues to successfully run and transform the rail industry.

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Finance

As a member of our Finance team, you'll work with people from all departments.

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General management

Experience the full spectrum of operational route activities through a series of placements, giving you real first-hand experience of how the railway is run as a business.

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Health, Safety and Environment

Help us make tangible improvements to our health and safety management arrangements, which could really make a difference to our company performance. 

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Human Resources

You’ll have the opportunity to work with senior HR managers on projects such as diversity and inclusion and our integrated mediation scheme. Above all, you’ll ensure we have the right people at the right time in the right place.

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Project management

With strong organisation skills, a cool head and an eye for the detail, you’re able to solve problems with a calm and pragmatic approach.

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Property

You’ll receive support from current and former graduates, senior surveyors, managers and RICS assessors across all areas of property.

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Supply chain management

You’ll learn how to source, procure and deliver to internal and external customers across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Have you got what it takes?

We’re looking for people who have plenty of drive, who are comfortable with change and who enjoy having autonomy. If that sounds like you, you’ll be able to shape your own career just as much as you’ll be able to shape our future.

What immediately struck me upon joining Network Rail was the sheer breadth of activities it undertakes on a daily basis. In very few businesses are there so many opportunities available to you so early on in your career.

Rory Jee, General Management Scheme