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Graduate engineering programme

Join us in engineering – you’ll be surprised at the sheer scale and scope of what you can achieve here

That’s both in terms of the breadth of our opportunities and the size of the projects you might be working on. From route modernisation and electrification projects through to the redevelopment of Britain's busiest stations, we’re tackling some ambitious, hugely complex engineering challenges.

Something else that makes engineering with us so different is the fact that every piece of engineering here is bespoke – we have to factor in all sorts of variations. That’s one of the reasons why life here is so challenging and so rewarding. Even better, you’ll be able to spend time out on the track, getting stuck into real projects as well as seeing your work in action. Think ripping up a section of railway and handing it back 24 hours later, functioning better than ever. You’re definitely not going to be confined to an office.

Great training and development

Engineering graduates are aligned to business units including Network Operations (Route-based); Infrastructure Projects; Safety; Technical and Engineering. The scheme is two years in duration and comprises rotational placements aligned to professional development requirements.

The programme is designed to build a platform of industry and technical knowledge, structured experience and complementary training and development. It provides the tools and opportunity to establish a solid pathway and knowledge to attain professional registration and senior engineering positions. We combine engineering technical training with a leadership skills programme delivering exceptional engineering talent.

Our successful candidates have the ability and opportunity to innovate and solve some of Europe’s leading rail, telecoms, electrification, asset and engineering challenges.

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Civil engineering

Our Civil Engineering team is responsible for transforming Britain's rail infrastructure.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Many people are surprised to discover we're the single biggest consumer of electricity in Britain.

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Mechanical Engineering

The sheer scope and scale of our diverse organisation means our range of mechanical engineering challenges is pretty unique.

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Have you got what it takes?

On all of our engineering schemes, 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.

At university, I had always enjoyed all kinds of computer modelling and simulation, and now I’m working on validating a software that simulates rail traffic flows with the next generation of signalling. The results of the simulations are used to better define now what we will be doing tomorrow.

It feels great to use my ever-growing skills and knowledge to contribute to billion-pound decisions rather than just university module grades!

Giulio Buscaglione, Mechanical Engineering scheme