Property 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.

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Property Year in Industry

Experience areas of property you didn’t even know existed within Network Rail on our 12-month long Property Year in Industry placement. Get involved in impactful projects and experience a range of business areas to learn everything you need to know about Property at Network Rail.

If having responsibility matters to you.
You matter to us.

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Property Year in Industry

Our 2024 Property 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:

After getting up to speed on the basics of Network Rail’s safety and in-house property systems, you’ll learn all about topics such as ethics, asbestos, fire safety, and lone working.

You’ll conduct the pre-feasibility studies, development appraisals, and stakeholder engagement required to assist with land disposals, and commercially agree shared value schemes. Learn how to negotiate rent reviews and lease renewals, assist with day-to-day property management issues and investment schemes connected with our managed station portfolio. You’ll also deal with new lettings, lease renewals and rent reviews for the 2,500 properties we let to independent businesses.

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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 curious, self-motivated individuals with a strong work ethic and the ability to identify unique approaches in how we work. You should have an eye for detail and the ability to approach complex problems pragmatically. Other qualities we’d like to see are:

  • Great organisation skills
  • Good teamwork
  • Good relationship building 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 work in Property at Network Rail. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme.

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