Mechanical Engineering Placement 2024
Help us in delivering ambitious improvements to our tracks and rejuvenating our current infrastructure. You’ll get hands-on from day one, applying your knowledge to the real world and developing an impressive skill set.
If exploring unique engineering challenges matters to you.
You matter to us.
What you’ll be doing
Whether you’re playing a part in delivering improvements to track equipment, or rejuvenating and servicing our current infrastructure, this placement offers plenty of scope to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-world challenges.
Depending on where you’re based and what interests you, there’s opportunity to get experience in many different specialisms, such as power distribution, plant, traction and rolling stock, as well as asset management and infrastructure engineering.
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 an Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) accredited degree, and have the flexibility to occasionally travel to attend training opportunities at various locations.
We’re looking for logical thinkers with a creative approach to solving complex problems. You should be resourceful, hardworking and comfortable managing your own time. We would also like to see great communication skills
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 be a mechanical engineer on our railways. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme.
We matter to millions. You could too.