Technical Programme
graduate scheme
Expires8 days

Technical Programme

Job description

We are also looking for technical graduates to join our team of engineers as part of the Technical Graduate Programme. As a technical graduate, you will be enrolled in a two-year graduate programme, but without the rotations, and with a distinct focus on the engineering side of our business. You will be working closely with our experienced engineers and senior management on improving the UK rail system in divisions such as Rail Infrastructure, Rail Services or Rail Urban. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills and to work towards becoming a Chartered Engineer in one of our many disciplines: civils and pway (Track), electrical, mechanical, civil engineering surveying.

What we are looking for

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who can work both independently and in a team. For all our Graduate Programmes we are looking for at least a 2:1 from a reputable University, and the ability to stand out, by internships, university successes or extracurricular activities. We are also looking for graduates who have behaviors that tie in with our behavioural framework which is our approach to how we deliver the work at Colas Rail: energy, energise, edge, execute, and engage.


For technical engineering graduates, we are looking for a minimum of a 2:1 degree 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

How to apply

The selection process goes through several stages. Once you have submitted your application we ask you to undertake various psychometric tests. Following this we request a pre-selection video interview. Following this, if successful, you will be invited to an assessment day.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30/06/2018

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


Additional job details

LocationBirmingham, Brentwood, Bristol, Cardiff, Dartford, London, Manchester, Rugby, Tonbridge, York

Competitive salary

Healthshield cash health care scheme, Aegon pension, season ticket Loan, Cycle to Work Scheme

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