General Management Summer Placement

Entry Requirement

You must be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in any degree subject.

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General Management Summer Placement

Dive into diverse challenges faced by our business and help us overcome these, progress, develop and grow our operation. You’ll get the inside track on what we do to achieve our goals, working alongside suppliers, operators and external stakeholders.

If developing skills and experiences matters to you.
You matter to us.

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General Management Summer Placement

Our 2024 General Management Summer Placement is now closed for applications. You can register your interest for our 2025 programme below.

Start Date: June 2025

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What you’ll be doing

It’s not easy getting millions of people to their destinations safely and on time every day, but it is rewarding. Throughout this 10-week placement, you’ll learn exactly what goes into achieving this goal, working with suppliers, freight operators, and other external stakeholders, as well as operations and business services within our own organisation.

You’ll pick up a lot just by watching how the best in the business operate and, with the support of your team, you can expect to play an active role in many important day-to-day activities.

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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 any degree subject.

We’re looking for organised, engaging individuals that can get the best out of everyone. You should have excellent communication skills, the ability to adapt to new situations and the confidence to work with people of all levels.

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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 summer placement students because we believe they hold the potential to become the future of our business. Over the 10-weeks, you’ll get a rounded experience of what it takes to work in Management at Network Rail. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme.

We matter to millions. You could too.