Future female engineers

Colas Rail

About us

Colas Rail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services, we are award-winning specialists having designed and constructed all forms of railways across Europe and the UK.

We specialise in:

• High Speed Lines

• Light /Metro Lines

•Freight Operator

• Track Laying, Renewal and Maintenance

• Operation and Maintenance of On Track Plant

•High Voltage and Traction Power

• Electrification & Signalling

• Rolling Stock Refurbishment & Maintenance

• Tramways

• Multidisciplinary Projects

• Engineering

• Design & Surveying

• Control & Communication systems

We operate under three main business functions:

1.; Rail Infrastructure

2. Rail Services

3.; Urban Rail

Colas Rail ltd is part of the Colas Group and a subsidiary of Bouygues, this heritage gives the company a solid foundation based on a very high level of expertise in rail operations, logistics and technology. We work on some of the continent’s most high-profile projects, including the delivery of major enhancement and maintenance frameworks for Network Rail. We are currently working on some incredibly exciting projects, including our £400 million project to regenerate Waterloo, the busiest station in Europe, over the next three years. We are also delivering major schemes overseas for example in Morocco and Asia and throughout Europe.

At Colas Rail ltd we look outwards to our customers seeing things from their point of view. We respect their views, respond to their suggestions and are proactive in anticipating their needs. We are also committed to delivering on our promise, to our employees, the people we work with, our customers and our stakeholders.

Graduate opportunities

Future Leaders Programme

The Colas Rail Future Leaders Graduate Programme is a 2-year programme, starting every September, which rotates between our different divisions; Rail Infrastructure, Rail Services and Rail Urban. In these divisions, you will be working under our senior managers as an Assistant Project Manager to complete various projects, from relaying track in the South East, working on a multi-disciplinary project such as the high profile Wessex project, or supporting delivery in our Freight or Plant team, and anything in-between.

Working on the Future Leaders Programme requires a large amount of flexibility and a great team spirit. You will be put in a position of responsibility, where you will have the independence to make your own decisions, in a fast-paced operational environment, as well as working with a variety of colleagues at all levels across the business. You will also be involved in the both the technical aspects of the railway sector and the day-to-day operations of a major company. There will be a great variety in your activities, from technical work to client engagement, combined with a large amount of on-site work.

Technical Programme

As a technical graduate, you will be enrolled in a 2-year graduate programme, but without the rotations, and with a distinct focus on the engineering side of our business. You will be working closely with our experienced engineers and senior management on improving the UK rail system in divisions such as Rail Infrastructure, Rail Services or Rail Urban. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills and to work towards becoming a Chartered Engineer in one of our many disciplines: Civils and Pway (Track), Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering Surveying

Commercial Programme

As a Commercial graduate, you will be enrolled in a 2-year graduate programme, but without the rotations, and with a distinct focus on the Commercial side of our business. You will be working closely with our Commercial team but also the experienced operational managers and senior leaders supporting the delivery of our pre-contract work, management of existing and mobilising new contracts, and client management in one of our divisions such as Rail Infrastructure, Rail Services or Rail Urban. Here you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills by working towards becoming a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for any of our programmes please visit: colasrail.co.uk/careers/graduate-programme

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