How the application process works

Our recruitment process comprises of several stages. These include :

  • An Online Application Form: Step one of the process is easy – there are no lengthy questions contained in the application form, just a series of simple questions about you.
  • A Situational Judgement Test (SJT): The SJT is a test which presents you with scenarios that provide a realistic preview of challenges you might face in the role at Network Rail. It asks you to choose what you think are the most and least effective courses of action, from multiple-choice options.
  • The Coaching Interview: We will ask you questions and give you information to find out how well you might fit in with our culture and values. We will provide you with guidance to help you do as well as possible in the next stage of the assessment process – the assessment centre. The coaching interview will last 10-15 mins.
  • The Assessment Centre: You’ll be asked to take part in a group exercise and a face-to-face interview. This is a great chance for you to meet some of our senior leaders and current apprentices, to ask us questions and to demonstrate your enthusiasm for a career at Network Rail.

How to ace your interview

Network Rail

Join us for three fascinating, surprising and career-advancing years as an Advanced Engineering apprentice.

You’ll receive expert training, thousands of pounds in your pocket and a lifetime of engineering possibilities. When you’re transforming Britain’s vast railway network, you get more than just an education – you’ll gain the kind of skills that can set you up for life.

Please note, we are currently reviewing all listed recruitment opportunities due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will be updating the Time To Apply information soon.

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