Colas Rail
graduate scheme

Engineering Graduate Programme

Job description

The Colas Rail Graduate Schemes are two-year fast track training programmes, which will jumpstart your career and begin to provide you with the all the technical and managerial skills that you will need to realise your potential. We are committed to developing our employees and building our own talent, this in turn results in loyal and passionate employees who really care and deliver brilliantly for our customers.

We are currently looking for technical graduates to join our survey, design and signalling teams. As an engineering graduate with Colas Rail, you will be enrolled in a two-year Engineering graduate programme which has a distinct focus on the technical side of our business. You can expect to be working closely with our experienced engineers and senior management on improving the UK rail systems. Throughout your programme we will support you via our technical development frameworks and give you the opportunity to continuously learn and develop your skills and knowledge, with the goal to helping you achieve Chartered Engineering status.

It is very important to us that you only think of your two-year graduate scheme as the very start of your journey with Colas Rail because this is going to be just the beginning of an exciting, challenging and very rewarding career.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic and determined people who can work both independently and in a team. Also, the ability to stand out, by internships, university successes or extracurricular activities. We are also looking for graduates who share our ethics and behaviours, but who are not afraid to look into ways for us to continuously improve.


For technical engineering graduates, we are looking for a minimum of a 2:2 degree from a reputable university, in an engineering background, and a strong desire to pursue development in the railway industry.

Accepted degree subjects

  • transport engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • civil engineering and construction

Additional job details

East Midlands
South East England
South West England
West Midlands

Plus £2,000 sign on bonus. Healthshield cash health care scheme, Aegon pension, season ticket loan, Cycle to Work scheme

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

We don’t want to overcomplicate our recruitment process; here is what you can expect. Once you have submitted your application we will review it and from here we will ask you to undertake a psychometric and ability test, but don’t worry this is not nearly as scary as it sounds! Following this, we request a pre-selection video interview and if you are successful, you will be invited to one of our assessment days.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 12 August 2019

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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