Operations Management Year in Industry

Entry Requirement

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.

Undergraduate Schemes

Operations Management Year in Industry

Gain experience on important projects, learn about what it takes to deliver the operational railway, gain a rounded view of the network, and understand the problems we face. With support from experienced mentors, you can expect to learn a lot, and experience even more.

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

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Operations Management Year in Industry

Our 2024 Operations Management 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:

It’s not easy getting millions of people to their destinations safely and on time every day, but it is rewarding. Throughout this 12-month placement, you’ll learn exactly what goes into achieving this goal.

On our Operations Management placement you’ll learn all about what it takes to deliver the operational railway we know today, including stations, signalling, control and incident response.

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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 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 work in Operations Management at Network Rail. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme.

We matter to millions. You could too.