Network Rail has increased the number of applicants that it is accepting for its 2013 graduate management scheme.
The transport firm’s highly successful graduate scheme is hugely popular. Due to high demand, Network Rail has more than doubled its available spaces to 40 - this makes up almost half of all available graduate placements across the company.
More than 100 places are available in engineering and a range of other specialist areas with the transport firm from 2013.
Adrian Thomas, head of resourcing at Network Rail, claims the firm needs to utilise business-minded and fresh thinking graduates.
“This is a growing sector, which means we need more bright, commercially-focused people to help us deliver the massive programme of investment we have promised the British public.”
There are a number of opportunities for graduates at the company including placements in mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as finance, information management, property, strategic planning, contracts and procurements, project management and engineering.
This is also the first time that Network Rail is offering students year–long paid industrial placements across the business. The organisation is looking to recruit 16 general management and engineering undergraduates to start sandwich placements before finishing their degree. This industry work placement will last from nine months to a year after completing the second year of their degree.
Students who will fulfil the 16 available roles will be situated at stations, signalling centres or working on major projects. The annual wage before tax is £17,000. In addition to this, there are also six placements that will be available in management. The application date for these roles closes on 17 December 2012.
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