Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate Scheme

Entry Requirement

At least a 2:2 in an Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) accredited degree

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

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate Scheme

Our 2-year Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate scheme will give you the chance to drive renewable energy and smarter environmental solutions through our railway. Through exciting challenges and diverse experiences, you’ll explore renewable energy options and discover how we can use smart substation solutions.

If renewable energy and smarter solutions matter to you.
You matter to us.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate Scheme

Our 2024 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate Scheme 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

Get ready for exciting challenges and diverse experiences from day one. You’ll rotate through four placements, exploring renewable energy technologies and smart substation solutions. You’ll help make our electricity supplies greener and more resilient, working with cutting-edge technology and industry experts to develop your knowledge of electrification, signalling and telecommunications. Focusing on the future, you’ll spend time finding innovative ways to solve industry issues such as improving safety and reducing journey times.

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Who you are matters

You’ll need to have at least a 2:2 in an Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) accredited degree to apply for our Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate Scheme, and the flexibility to occasionally travel to attend training opportunities at various locations.

We look for logical thinkers who can find creative solutions to challenging problems. You should be resourceful, hardworking, good at managing your time and motivating yourself to get the job done. Other qualities we’re looking for are:

  • Great communication
  • Ability to engage with people at all levels
  • Good relationship building
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What you’ll get out of it

In your first month, we’ll help you to register with, and cover the costs for, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) or Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Each placement and training opportunity will be structured towards you becoming either a qualified Chartered Engineer (CENG) or Incorporated Engineer (IENG). Each year, you need to submit your quarterly and annual reports to the IET, IMechE and ICE Institutions to qualify in IENG within 3-4-years and CENG in 5-6-years.

You’ll be supported with four modules of technical training. The first of these is designed to give you an overview of the engineering disciplines at Network Rail. The rest relate to the specific disciplines you select. You’ll also take some leadership modules to help develop your soft skills and support you to become one of our future leaders. If you choose the Telecoms pathway, you’ll complete specific technical training modules to discover some of the technologies and concepts involved in this discipline.

Previous graduates have gone on to become Assistant Signalling Designers, Assistant Design Engineers, or Assistant Project Engineers. There are also plenty of opportunities for promotion to senior management positions across the organisation.

We matter to millions. You could too.