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Graduate Scheme – Electrical / Mechanical Engineer

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Job Title: Graduate – Future Engineers

Location: Swindon

Salary: £27,000 per annum + £2,000 signing bonus + additional benefits

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

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 a technical graduate to join our Infrastructure and Rail Systems Alliance Team. 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 2-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.

About you:

We’re looking for a bright, enthusiastic and determined graduate who can work both independently and in a team. For the Engineering Graduate Programmes we are looking for at least a 2:2 from a reputable University, and the ability to stand out, by internships, university successes or extracurricular activities. We are also looking for someone who shares our ethics and behaviours, but are not afraid to look at ways in which we can continuously improve.

For management graduates, we are looking for a minimum of:

2:2 degree from an Engineering discipline
A strong desire to pursue development in the railway industry
Driving licence
Eligibility to work in the UKAbout us:

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

High Speed Lines
Light /Metro Lines
Freight Operator
Track Laying, Renewal and Maintenance
Operation and Maintenance of On Track Plant
High Voltage and Traction Power
Electrification & Signalling
Rolling Stock Refurbishment & Maintenance
Tramways
Multidisciplinary Projects
Engineering
Control & Communication systemsWe work on some of the continent’s most high-profile projects, including the delivery of major enhancement and maintenance frameworks for Network Rail and are currently working on some incredibly exciting projects like our £400 million project to regenerate Waterloo Station. We are also delivering major schemes overseas in North Africa, Asia and North America.

At Colas Rail we look outwards to our customers, seeing things from their point of view, responding to their suggestions and anticipating their needs, while being committed to delivering on our promise to them, our employees, the people we work with and our stakeholders.

Developing leaders of the future

Developing people is key to our operational success, with 25% of our leaders progressing through our Graduate Schemes. The Trainee & Apprentice programmes we run are equally as important to closing the skills gap facing the industry.

We build our own talent and develop them on fast track Leadership, Technical and Commercial schemes and this in turn results in loyal and passionate employees who deliver brilliantly for our contracts. We can demonstrate this approach on our alliance contracts such as S&C, Wessex Capacity Alliance and the Midland Metro Alliance where it produces fantastic results.

At Colas Rail we believe the investment made in training and development is vital to maintaining competitive advantage and we are committed to utilising training and development to ensure that every possible opportunity is available to our staff.

Additional Benefits:

Healthshield cash health care scheme
Pension
Season ticket Loan
Cycle to Work SchemeThe Company values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability or gender. As part of their aim to deliver quality services, they are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with experience of: Graduate Engineer, Graduate Training, Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Engineer Training, Junior Engineer, Graduate Opportunities, Interns and Grads, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer will also be considered for this role

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