Gain experience on important procurement projects, learn about the end-to-end process and play an active role in each stage. With support from experienced mentors, you can expect to learn a lot and experience even more.

If developing skills and experiences matters to you.

You matter to us.

What you’ll be doing

It’s not easy getting millions of people to their destinations safely and on time every day, but it is rewarding. Throughout this 12-month placement, you’ll learn exactly what goes into achieving this goal, working with suppliers, freight operators, and other external stakeholders, as well as operations and business services within our own organisation.

Our York and London locations have a commercial and procurement focused placement available, offering the opportunity to learn about the end-to-end procurement process and play an active role at each stage. London also offers a human resources pathway, offering the chance to get involved in important, people-focused decisions and play an integral part in our processes.

Who you are matters

You’ll need to be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in any degree subject.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, organised individuals with the ability to motivate those around them. You should be able to communicate with people of all levels and aeras to get the best out of them and able to adapt to any situation or circumstance.

What you’ll get out of it

We’re passionate about developing the next generation of talent that will come into our industry, and that means we’ll ensure you’re surrounded by supportive colleagues and receive coaching from senior staff.

We invest in our placement students because we believe they hold the potential to become the future of our business. Over the 12-months, you’ll get a rounded experience of what it takes to work in Management at Network Rail. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme.

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