Our Electrical and Electronic 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 are flexible and don’t mind traveling across the country to seek out training and development opportunities.
How long is the scheme?
Where you’ll be based
Opportunities are available across Britain, at locations including Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Reading, Rugby, Swindon and York.
What you’ll be doing
You can expect a diverse experience from day one of the scheme. Through four rotational placements you’ll discover why Network Rail is the single biggest consumer of electricity and one of the biggest telecoms providers in Britain. By exploring renewable energy technologies and smart substation solutions, you’ll help us to make our electricity supplies greener and more resilient. You’ll work with cutting-edge technology and industry experts to develop your knowledge of electrification, signalling and telecommunications. You’ll help us to improve safety and reduce journey times by coming up with innovative solutions to industry issues.
In addition, you’ll benefit from formal learning opportunities and management training. You’ll be mentored by experienced engineers who will support your personal and professional development.
Minimum of a 2:2 in an Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) accredited degree
What professional qualifications could you gain?
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 achieve internal promotion and become signalling designers or assistant design engineers. 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, accredited by the IET and centrally funded by Network Rail. You’ll have access to world-class training and the opportunity to be involved in some of the biggest engineering projects in Britain.
Network Rail is a huge organisation so I expected it to have a wide range of opportunities and I wasn’t disappointed at all. It has exceeded my expectations! There is always something for everyone and you will never run out of new things to try out. It is a diverse company so there is a chance for everyone to move around, try out different things and pick exactly what they like doing.