Whether your profession is in engineering, operations, maintenance or a professional discipline you’ll play an integral part in helping to shape the future of Britain.

We’re responsible for running, maintaining and developing Britain's railway for our passengers and freight users.

Find out more below about our business areas and where you could see yourself.


Our operational function delivers the services that ensure safe performance of the railway, including managing the systems and processes that keep the rail network working: from signalling operators in our regional Rail Operating Centres, to our mobile operations managers and incident response teams that help reopen any part of the network that’s blocked, level crossing managers and station customer service teams.


Maintenance is the day-to-day upkeep of the network. Our maintenance employees support our operations and project teams by making sure every part of our infrastructure – such as signals and power supplies, or assets such as track and bridges – is maintained and in good working order.


From major architectural developments to simple overnight repairs, our engineers are shaping the future, designing and building transport infrastructure that will transform the railway for future generations – and there are so many different engineering opportunities with us.

For example, commercial roles, perhaps managing engineering procurement and suppliers; or in design – from concept to reality, from entry level to director oversight. When you have as ambitious a programme of modernisation to deliver as we do, “engineering” really does represent a host of potential professional avenues.

We’re delivering more frequent and reliable services along with brighter, improved stations thanks to modernisation and smarter ways of working. There's never been a better time to join us and help to make our vision of a better railway for a better Britain reality.

Professional services

Our work programmes continue to deliver major benefits across Britain, but it’s not all about engineering. Running a railway and realising our vision for the future requires dedicated and talented people with a huge range of professional services skills between them.

Whether your profession is in Group Strategy, Property, Communications, Human Resources, IT & Business Services, Supply Chain, Project Management, Finance or Legal, you’ll play an integral part in helping to shape the future of Britain for our passengers and freight users. If you’re starting out, starting over, or simply looking for a new challenge, we’ll help you transform your future as together we transform Britain’s railways.

Steps into work

Armed Forces into Rail

We hugely value the role of the people from the armed forces in our company and actively encourage people who are leaving the armed forces to consider joining us.

We find that those with an armed service background come with a natural sense of discipline, team work and leadership. They’ve come from a safety critical business where risk management is so important and where managing projects on time and on budget is crucial. In short, they embody so many of the virtues that we need in our organisation. Find out more by visiting our defence page

Did you know?

We won the WISE Career award for our property returners programme. Find out more about the property returners programme

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