Civil engineering scheme

The difference is you - A career as bright and unique as you are

Our Civil engineering scheme for graduates

Who you are

You’re a logical thinker who’s adept at finding creative solutions to challenging problems. Resourceful and hardworking, you’re comfortable managing your own time to ensure you get the job done. Using your strong interpersonal skills, you’re able to build relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers. You're flexible and don’t mind traveling across the country to seek out training and development opportunities.

How long is the scheme?

Two years

Where you’ll be based

Opportunities are available across Britain, at locations including Stratford, Derby, York, Glasgow, Swindon, Manchester, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Basingstoke.

What you’ll be doing

Through four rotational placements, you’ll gain vast experience of the railway through one of the largest asset bases in Britain. You’ll make a key contribution to some of our major engineering projects, such as the Great Western Programme, the Northern Powerhouse or the Digital Railway. You might get experience of maintaining a variety of bridges and structures, or be responsible for specifying innovative building materials and techniques to improve reliability and sustainability. You could deliver management solutions for complicated inner-city assets, or establish inspection and maintenance requirements for embankments and cuttings running through the countryside.

As well as this, you’ll benefit from formal learning opportunities and leadership skills training. You’ll have a supervising civil engineer who will support your personal and professional development.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2:2 in an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) accredited degree

What professional qualifications could you gain?

Significant evidence towards incorporated (IEng) or chartered (CEng) engineer status, accredited by the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC)

What opportunities are available at the end of the scheme?

Previous graduates have gone on to roles such as assistant project engineer, asset protection engineer or assistant design engineer. There are also plenty of opportunities for promotion to senior management positions across the organisation.

Why you should choose this scheme

The scheme is aligned to UK-SPEC objectives and is accredited by the ICE. You’ll have access to world-class training and the opportunity to be involved in some of the biggest engineering projects in Britain.

Hear from our recent graduate:

James, Civil engineer

It’s an exciting company to work for and every day brings with it a new challenge. Graduates receive a lot of training so you’re always learning and you’ll be given the assistance you need towards becoming a chartered engineer. Network Rail wants the best out of you so not only will you improve as an engineer and a professional but also as an individual, both in and out of the working environment.

Amin Patel