Project Management Summer Placement

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.

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Project Management Summer Placement

Our 10-week Project Management Summer Placement gives you the opportunity to work on meaningful projects across our business. You’ll develop your understanding of project management, build new skills, and gain exposure to our business functions.

If making an impact matters to you.
You matter to us.

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Project Management Summer Placement

Our 2024 Project 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

In this 10-week long summer placement, you’ll explore commercial, safety, and risk & opportunity management techniques, while gaining exposure to various functions, including Construction, Planning, Strategy, Operations and Estimating.

Contributing to high-profile projects, you’ll prepare presentations and reports, manage important contracts, and build relationships with stakeholders. You’ll gain basic engineering knowledge along the way. We’ll show you how to sharpen your interpersonal skills, enabling you to communicate with people at all levels, and ensuring everything stays on track for success.

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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 look for inquisitive self-starters with a strong work ethic and the confidence to challenge how things are done. You should have an eye for detail with the ability to approach problems with a calm approach. Other qualities we’re looking for include:

  • Strong organisation skills
  • Good teamwork
  • Ability to empathise
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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 Project Management at Network Rail. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme.

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