🚀 Internship

General Management Year in Industry placement

Network Rail

2mo ago

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £17k
Rolling basis


Our General Management placements offer the chance to work with the expert team responsible for keeping Britain’s most extensive transport network running. You’ll get insight into the diverse challenges our huge company faces, alongside the opportunity to help us progress, develop and grow our operation.

With support from great colleagues, and coaching from a senior team member, you’ll develop important commercial skills that can apply to any future career direction you might take. Though as it happens, many General Management placement students who do well go on to our graduate scheme, before rising through the ranks to senior leadership positions.

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Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


It’s not easy getting millions of people to their destinations safely and on time every day, but it is rewarding. During your placement, you’ll get the inside track on what goes into achieving this goal. Expect to work with suppliers, freight operators, and other external stakeholders, alongside operations and business services within our organisation.You’ll pick up a lot just by watching how the best in the business operate. And with the support of an experienced mentor, you can expect to play an active role in many important day to day activities.We also have a commercial and procurement focused placement available in our York and London locations. You’ll have the opportunity to work on important procurement projects and will learn about the complete end to end procurement process, playing an active role through each stage.In London we have a Human resources pathway. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in important people focused decision and will play an integral part in our people processes.
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We look for people who have the kind of infectious enthusiasm for the job at hand that can motivate everyone around to go that extra mile. You’ll be polite and tactful, friendly and engaging, and know how to handle people to get the best out of them. Your excellent communication abilities, particularly when it comes to writing emails, will ensure you can get your message across to audiences at all levels of the business and industry. With superb planning and organisational skills, and a resourceful approach to solving problems, you’ll be able to adapt to any situation or circumstances this placement throws at you.You’ll be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in any degree.
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Education requirements

Penultimate Year


28 days annual leave plus bank holidays5 volunteer days to contribute to your favourite causesAccess to our employee assistance programUp to 75% discount on rail and underground season ticketsDiscounted online shoppingHealthcare club membership discountChildcare vouchersTwo weeks paid reserve leave for members of our Armed Forces community
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