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02.10.12

Sandwich placements introduced at Network Rail

Network Rail is highlighting the focus on general management available in its graduate scheme, with 40 places available this year.

It is not just engineers that the company is looking to recruit, with over 100 places available in finance, information management, property, strategic planning, contracts and procurement, project management and engineering.

For the first time, Network Rail will also take on sandwich placements across the business, with 16 graduates joining each year in a paid placement after the second year of their degree course.

Adrian Thomas, head of resourcing for Network Rail said “This is a growing sector which means we need more bright, commercially-focused people to help us deliver the massive programme of investment we have promised the British public. Ever-closer working with train and freight operators also means we can offer broader, more integrated schemes. Graduates joining us will have a host of opportunities and career challenges.

“Where I think we’ll see a real win-win is the introduction of sandwich placements across the business. For undergraduates getting that real commercial experience is invaluable to demonstrate your worth to potential employers, and for us we can showcase the rail sector as a great place to work, so hopefully we can attract more good people to join us.”

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