People across the rail industry share how they started their careers and what they do day-to-day – from current apprentices and graduates, to managers and senior engineers.

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Saqib: Graduate Mechanical Engineer at Network Rail

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer (Fleet), Saqib oversees the maintenance, overhauls, and enhancement of the maintenance rail vehicles that operate on the railway network.
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Sam: Graduate at HS2

I began HS2 as a graduate in project management and was not only provided with great placements throughout the 24-month programme working on a variety of different, and very complex, projects, but I also achieved my Project Manager’s Qualification through the APM by the end of the programme.
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Keneefia: Track apprentice at Network Rail

I am a Track apprentice. Every day is a different day. Our main job is to maintain the railway - anything from surveying, to making sure the spacing of the railway is correct, to heavy maintenance like welding. The list goes on…
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