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Explore rail careers with our virtual work experience programme!

Want to know what it is like to work in the rail industry? Find out with our virtual work experience programme!

Routes into Rail has been working with Springpod to create a virtual work experience programme that helps you learn more about the different careers available in rail and gain a deeper insight into working in the industry through a series of activities.
  • Explore the rail industry – from driving and engineering to data analytics and sustainability management.
  • Discover in-demand roles you may not have considered and the various ways to enter them.
  • Complete a series of quizzes and activities to help build your understanding of the industry, finishing the programme with a downloadable certificate.
To find out more, visit the programme homepage! The programme is available for anyone aged 15+ in school or college and is free of charge. It will be running until the end of the year.
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Career stories

Rachelle McQueen Case Study

Rachelle McQueen is building her career in engineering with an apprenticeship at Network Rail.
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Adam Dickinson Case Study

I have been working for Amey since 2015. My current role of Assistant Civil Engineer is split between office and sitework. Office days include writing up reports, producing CAD drawings, carrying out calculations on bridges and preparing for further sitework.
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