Information for teachers and parents

Do you have a family member or student interested in a career in a varied, sustainable and in-demand industry? Look no further than rail!

If you want to provide advice and information on what a career in rail looks like, you've come to the right place.

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Parents and teachers information pack

This information pack gives an overview of the rail industry, what types of careers it offers and how to get started.

It has lots of useful links to apprenticeship and graduate schemes, CV and interview tips, and even a quiz that can help people decide which career might be best for them.

Other resources for teachers and careers advisors

Network Rail has a range of learning materials to help young people explore all the opportunities rail has to offer – from games focused on data, transport planning and the environment, to a pack of STEM learning resources and activities and educational videos.

VolkerRail offers education engagement like curriculum support, help with careers events, attendance at a virtual events, STEM support, or visits to sites or offices.



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