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Explore a rewarding Career in Rail: Virtual Work Experience

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This programme is open to anyone aged 15+
Certificate of completion
Over 7 hours worth of content

Curious about what rail has to offer? This programme will help lay the foundations as you explore the rail industry and the wide variety of roles within it. You’ll learn more about the different careers available and gain a deeper insight into working in rail through a series of activities.

What's included
In this virtual work experience programme, you’ll explore the rail industry - from driving and engineering to data analytics and sustainability management. You’ll discover roles you may not have considered and the various ways to enter them. You’ll complete a series of quizzes and activities to help build your understanding of the industry, finishing the programme with a downloadable certificate.

Understanding the Rail Industry

When you hear rail, you might think trains and drivers. While these things do play an essential role in the industry, there are many other aspects of rail! In this section, you’ll be introduced to a variety of roles in rail and the skills you’ll need to succeed in them. You’ll also participate in a myth-busting activity to debunk some common misconceptions about rail.

Digital & Technology
Operation & Drivers
Project Management
Professional Services

Available dates




Programme dates

7th August - 7th August

Application deadline

7th August

Eligibility criteria

Age range


Hear from our student community

Aqsa Saleemi, Year 12 Student

Thank you for all your time and effort. The program was by far the best experience I’ve had virtually compared to other virtual experiences I’ve done. I liked the layout and the interactive activities, and I learnt a lot I didn’t know. I would definitely recommend this program to others; it was a great experience I would love to do it all again.

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