Saqib Ahmed Case Study

Saqib Ahmed Case Study

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

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“I would never had imagined that I would find myself working with trains, having an academic background in Motorsport Design Engineering and Product Design, however I began Network Rail’s Engineering Graduate Scheme in 2019. Many of the engineering principles I had learnt and skills I had gained out with academia put me in good steadfast in a career within the railway. I was given the opportunity to write an article about my experiences of applying for Network Rail along with sharing important tips and advice”

“Network Rail offers a 2-year scheme with various rotations with different teams across the network. We as graduates are extremely lucky to be given the opportunity to explore the organisation and experience either working on projects, or by practical application getting hands-on with the vehicles. It allows us to gain a greater appreciation and a holistic view of the railway. We are also encouraged to work towards professional chartership within our respected disciplines, as Network Rail takes great pride in continuous professional development.

I strongly believe that no two days are the same when working for Network Rail; whether it would be within the engineering placements or providing assistance with our various staff networks. I strive to continue learning and applying skills new or old to ensure a safer, cleaner and efficient railway for our passengers.”

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