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Graduate engineering jobs boosted at Network Rail

Published: Thursday, 22 October 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

Those looking for a graduate engineering job may wish to turn to Britain's main rail infrastructure firm Network Rail, which has increased positions in the last year.

This autumn has seen 226 youngsters take up graduate jobs at the company, performing vital civil, electrical and mechanical engineering work.

Double the number of university leavers which joined in 2008, the number includes 80 graduates of a tailored masters programme and 132 who joined via the standard recruitment process.

Another 20 completed a foundation degree in railway engineering at Sheffield Hallam University before being offered a graduate job.

Adrian Thomas, head of resourcing at Network Rail, said: "It's an exciting time to work at Network Rail and these graduates have a tremendous opportunity to be part of something that impacts on millions of people every day."

The Network Rail Thameslink programme aims to spend £5.5 billion to improve capacity and journey options for passengers and will provide a boost for the company's further graduate recruitment plans.


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