Technical Programme
graduate scheme

Technical Programme

Colas Rail
Competitive salary
Birmingham · Brentwoodand 8 others

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.

Company information

Colas Rail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services, we are award-winning specialists having designed and constructed all forms of railways across Europe and the UK.

Colas Rail ltd is part of the Colas Group and a subsidiary of Bouygues, this heritage gives the company a solid foundation based on a very high level of expertise in rail operations, logistics and technology.

We work on some of the continent’s most high-profile projects, including the delivery of major enhancement and maintenance frameworks for Network Rail. We are currently working on some incredibly exciting projects, including our £400 million project to regenerate Waterloo, the busiest station in Europe, over the next three years. We are also delivering major schemes overseas for example in Morocco and Asia and throughout Europe.

Joining Colas Rail is a real opportunity to establish yourself within one of the UK’s most heavily invested sectors, with a company that is going places.

Over 90% of our graduates have remained with the company after finishing the graduate programme and have accepted offers in Operations/Project Management, Engineering and the Commercial side of the business.

At Colas Rail ltd we look outwards to our customers seeing things from their point of view. We respect their views, respond to their suggestions and are proactive in anticipating their needs. We are also committed to delivering on our promise, to our employees, the people we work with, our customers and our stakeholders.

To find out more about us, please visit our website, or Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube: Colas Rail UK.

Person requirements

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.

Qualifications and experience requirements

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


Competitive salary

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


Birmingham · Brentwood · Bristol · Cardiff · Dartford · London · Manchester · Rugby · Tonbridge · York

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.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 30/06/2018

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