Civil Engineering Year in Industry

Entry Requirement

You must be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) accredited degree

Flexibility to occasionally travel to attend training opportunities at various locations.

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Civil Engineering Year in Industry

Every project we’re involved in matters to millions. You’ll experience a wide-reaching remit and understand how we contribute to major engineering projects whilst developing a skill set that will complement the knowledge you’ve gained from your studies.

If making an impact on something bigger matters to you.
You matter to us.

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Civil Engineering Year in Industry

Our 2024 Civil Engineering Year in Industry is now closed for applications. You can register your interest for our 2025 programme below.

Start Date: September 2025

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What you’ll be doing

From delivering management solutions for some of the thousands of complex urban structures we own and operate, to establishing maintenance requirements for the banks and cuttings that run through every type of terrain in this country. Every project we’re involved with matters to millions.

Based in one of our major operational centres, you’ll experience our wide-reaching remit and see how we contribute to major engineering projects, undertake structural maintenance, and select sustainable building materials and techniques. Whatever you choose there’ll be plenty of opportunity to flex the theoretical knowledge you’ve gained on your university course.

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Who you are matters

You’ll need to be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) accredited degree, and have the flexibility to occasionally travel to attend training opportunities at various locations.

We’re looking for logical thinkers with a creative approach to solving complex problems. You should be resourceful, hardworking and comfortable managing your own time. We would also like to see great communication skills.

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What you’ll get out of it

We’re passionate about developing the next generation of talent that will come into our industry, and that means we’ll ensure you’re surrounded by supportive colleagues and receive coaching from senior staff.

We invest in our placement students because we believe they hold the potential to become the future of our business. Over the 12-months, you’ll get a rounded experience of what it takes to be a civil engineer on our railways. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme

We matter to millions. You could too.