Colas Rail is one of the world’s leading providers of rail infrastructure services with a great reputation within the rail industry and our company is growing at an impressive rate. By joining Colas Rail you will be giving yourself a real opportunity to establish your career within one of the UK’s most heavily invested sectors, with a company that is going places. We have a longstanding tradition of developing our talent and giving graduates the opportunity to take their career in their own hands. Developing people is key to our operational success and we believe that the investment made in training and development is vital to maintaining competitive advantage. The Apprentice programmes we run are equally as important to closing the skills gap facing the industry. 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. We offer a range of Advanced (level 3) and Higher (level 4) Apprenticeship programmes, including: Rail Engineering Technician – Track Level 3 Understand track geometry so you can inspect, analyse, diagnose and correct track systems and equipment. Rail Engineering Technician Overhead Lines – Level 3 On completion of this qualification you will have a complex and detailed knowledge of overhead line structures. Rail Engineering Technician Traction & Rolling Stock – Level 3 Armed with knowledge of traction and rolling stock systems, be able to find, diagnose and correct faults to keep our tracks moving. Rail Engineering Technician Signalling – Level 3 Do you want to understand the safety, integrity and fundamental signalling principles applied to train control systems? Rail Engineering Technician Signalling Advanced Technician – Level 4 A more in-depth and extensive understanding of signalling principles, operating requirements, implications and constraints. Rail Engineering Technician Overhead Lines Advanced Technician – Level 4 Add in an understanding of the physical and systems interfaces between overhead Lines assets and the railway. Train Driver – Level 3 As a Train Driver, you will be responsible for driving trains in a safe, punctual and economic manner over various routes throughout the UK Apprentice Supervisor – Level 3 As Apprentice Supervisor, you will be an essential part of the management team and your role will vary from day to day.
Developing our people is key to Colas Rail’s operational success and we believe that the investment we make in training and development is vital to maintaining our competitive advantage.
We are committed to offering training and development to ensure that every possible opportunity is available to our staff. 25% of our business leaders are from our industry-recognised Future Leaders Programme (FLP) and the Graduate programmes we run are equally as important to closing the skills gap facing the industry.
We offer structured training schemes for graduates and all employees are encouraged to pursue, on their own initiative, continuing education and training, particularly when this leads to vocational and professional qualifications relevant to their work.
Quality - Quality is key to competitiveness. We believe in delivering on time and on budget a high quality product, which we are proud of. Respect - We have respect for our colleagues, our clients and the environment. Safety - At the forefront of everything we do. We have an absolute commitment to safety, health, environment and quality. Profitability - Profit is freedom. We look after our shareholders and guarantee that they see value for money and a profitable business.