Civil engineering graduate

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?

Two years

Where you’ll be based

Opportunities are available across Britain, at locations including Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Reading, Swindon and York.

What you’ll be doing

Through four rotational placements, you’ll gain vast experience of the railways through one of the largest asset bases in Britain. You’ll make a key contribution to some of our major engineering projects, such as Crossrail, Thameslink 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?

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 project engineer, asset engineer and works delivery manager. 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 ICE 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.

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