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Location: Bristol, Glasgow, London Euston, Milton Keynes, York

Start date: September 2018

Programme: Up to 24 week returnship

Following the success of the pilot programme in 2017, Network Rail is accepting applications for its 2018 Property Returners Programme. The paid programme, of up to 24 weeks, commences in September 2018. There are 5 placements available, 4 x Surveyors and 1 x Accountant.

Network Rail recognises that there are times when you may need to take a break from your profession. They know that trying to return to work in the same industry after time out can be tough and daunting. They appreciate that individuals like you are a great asset to their organisation and can bring with you enriched experience and knowledge from your time out.  The Property Returners Programme is designed with you in mind.

Who are they looking for?

Network Rail is seeking surveyors of all levels and specialisms, and also has an opportunity for an accountant to work within the Property function.

Surveyors

Network Rail employs a wide range of surveyors from planning and development to general commercial practice. As a surveyor at Network Rail you will provide property advice and guidance on a range of property issues to support the delivery of a challenging programme of project works to deliver a safe, efficient, reliable and sustainable rail service.

To be eligible for the programme you will need:

Accountant

About the programme

During your placement you will have the opportunity to learn more about Network Rail’s business, priorities and projects while progressively taking on more responsibility as you’re ready. The programme is intended to bring your industry knowledge and skills back up to speed and to provide you with support back into the workplace.

The programme starts with a comprehensive induction and a period of shadowing. You will have a buddy in your immediate team and a mentor from the wider business to ensure that you can settle into your role in a quick and stress-free way. You will also have the support and guidance of the HR team for additional training and development needs.

Flexible working can be considered, subject to a commitment of a minimum of 21 hours a week. You will need to be within reasonable commuting distance to the location you are applying for.

Surveyor roles are available in:

The Finance role can be based at London Euston or Milton Keynes.

Network Rail hope to pipeline all successful candidates into roles in the business, dependent on roles available and success in the programme.

Salary varies depending on the role and location.

About Network Rail Property

Network Rail Property creates exceptional places from their stations and property assets for passengers, business and communities. It generates over £200m each year, which is reinvested back into the railway to create a better railway for Britain. Across six business units, Network Rail Property specialises in commercial lettings, property services, planning and development. They manage the retail portfolio for 20 of Britain’s biggest and busiest stations, used by over 850 million people every year.

Their vision is to be the property partner of choice in the world of transport, respected for their industry expertise and creating value through their people, assets and great service delivery. They have substantial growth and development plans in the coming years, supported by three strategic priorities: to significantly grow income, provide high quality professional services to reduce industry costs, and delight their customers by putting them at the heart of everything they do.

Next Steps

Please apply via this link on the Network Rail website using your CV: www.networkrail.co.uk/property-returners

Please apply as soon as possible 

Please tell Network Rail that you heard about the programme from Women Returners.

With any queries, contact CorporateFunctions-Resourcing@networkrail.co.uk with ‘Returner Programme Query’ in the subject line.