Graduate scheme opportunities in rail


Graduate scheme opportunities in rail

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Routes into Rail is proud to share with you a wide range of graduate schemes from a variety of rail organisations.

As of March 2021, there are a number exciting opportunities within the rail sector that you can apply for now, over in the next few weeks:


1. Amey Rail – Graduate Scheme 

Business Graduate Scheme

“We’re committed to passing on our knowledge and skills. And we’ll give you first class mentoring and guidance from the industry experts you’ll be working closely with.”

Technical Graduate scheme 

“You could join us as a graduate engineer with projects spanning almost every engineering discipline; or maybe a graduate environmentalist supporting a wide range of environmental and sustainability consultancy projects.”


2. Rail Delivery Group (RDG) – Graduate  Schemes

Railway Engineering Graduate Scheme

“On behalf of the Engineering Council, we manage the Railway Engineering Graduate Scheme (REGS) for engineering undergraduates and graduates seeking a career in mechanical or electrical engineering with UK passenger and freight train operators.”


3. Colas Rail – Graduate Schemes 

Future Leaders Programme

“2 year national and international programme with divisional rotations across the UK in Rail Infrastructure, Rail Services or Rail Urban. There is an opportunity for high achievers in the second year to work in Asia between our locations in Malaysia and Vietnam.”

Commercial Graduate Programme

“2 year programme with a distinct focus on the Commercial side of our business. Here you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills by working towards becoming a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.”

Engineering Graduate Programme

“As part of the Technical Graduate Programme you will work in a technical and operational role with a distinct focus on the engineering side of our business, working closely with our experienced engineers and senior management on improving the UK rail system in divisions such as Rail Services, Rail Infrastructure or Rail Urban.”


4. TfL – Graduate Schemes

There are many graduate pathways open within TfL right now. These include:

Business graduate paths

Engineering graduate paths

Technology graduate paths


5. Scot Rail – Graduate Schemes

Scot Rail Early Careers

“The ScotRail Graduate Scheme is a two year functional programme. During your time on the scheme you are given the opportunity to rotate around at least three different areas of the business, working on projects, gaining new skills and getting to know how the business works.”