Build a career at one of Britain’s top employers

Build a career at one of Britain’s top employers

Published 16 August 2018 | Average read time
2 min read
Stories Life at Network Rail

Keeping Britain moving is full of fantastic opportunities.

The railway offers a wide range of careers, from operations and maintenance to professional services.

By joining Network Rail, aspiring engineers will have the opportunity to work on some of Europe’s most visionary and challenging projects.

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.

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, remains in good working order.

Careers on the railway go beyond engineering

As one of Britain’s biggest employers, we’re powered by a vast array of vital corporate functions.

These comprise:

  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • IT and business services
  • Legal
  • Property management
  • Strategy and planning
  • Supply chain.


We believe investing in our people is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway.

That’s why we’ve set up our own state-of-the art training and development centres, with almost all our training and development delivered by our own people.

Our training centre in Westwood, Coventry, was designed to deliver our professional skills development programme. It’s part of our graduate training programme, the home of our apprentices.

We also offer programmes that meet national standards and are accredited by a university, college or professional body. We provide job-related training at all levels, including:

  • Masters degrees
  • Bachelor degrees
  • Professional Diplomas
  • Higher National Diplomas (HND)
  • Higher National Certificates (HNC)
  • National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ).