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Network Rail Property Returners

Closed for Applications

Network Rail is accepting applications for its Property Returners programme. The paid 12 week programme commences in September 2017.  Applications close on 29 May 2017.

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 Returner programme is designed with you in mind.

Who are they looking for?

The programme is open to surveyors of all levels and specialisms, Network Rail has 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.

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 their 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 20 hours a week. You will need to be within commutable distance to one of Network Rail’s key locations:

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

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. From the rejuvenation of King’s Cross station and the upgrade and expansion of Thameslink, to Europe’s largest civil engineering project – Crossrail – they are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. This will help them deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and making a huge difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain.

Network Rail is one of the largest land and property owners in the country and the Property team is responsible for generating sustainable income from the estate for re-investment in the UK’s rail infrastructure.

Next Steps

Please submit your expression of interest via the Network Rail website using your CV. Qualifying candidates will receive an invite to an open day at one of the central offices where they can meet the team and learn about the next steps.