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Creating tomorrow’s railway is all about safety, reliability, performance, speed, quality and most of all having the right people to deliver for our customers.

We are constantly looking for new employees to strengthen the Colas Rail UK team. Our people are our strength and everyone working for Colas Rail UK plays a vital part in the company’s success.
We challenge the status quo through value management and engineering; offering innovative solutions and ensuring output quality is guaranteed first time. All of this is achieved through our greatest asset, our people.
When applying for a position within Colas Rail UK, your application will go through several stages. We have put a guide together to ease the preparation process for you.

Leading by our values

We are committed to delivering on our promise, to our employees, the people we work with, our customers and all our stakeholders. We strive for excellence and have a passion for success in all that we do.

We are one of the world’s leading providers of rail infrastructure services with a great reputation within the rail industry and the business is growing at an impressive rate. Joining Colas Rail UK is a real opportunity to establish yourself within one of the UK’s most heavily invested sectors, with a company that is going places. We have a standing tradition of developing talent and giving our graduates the opportunity to take their career in their own hands.

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Come and talk to us, we have a number of opportunities within our business that are ideal for you and you can be part of a dedicated, highly skilled work force that are committed to working together to deliver for our customers in challenging, time sensitive, site based environments, working in all weather conditions.

You will understand that safety is of paramount importance and your ability to problem solve and adapt quickly to new situations coupled with a trained mind set of keeping yourself and your team members safe at all times, are valuable assets to the railway industry.

Whether your capabilities lie in:

  • Planning
  • Logistics
  • Strategy
  • Maintenance
  • Surveying
  • Health and Safety
  • Security
  • Signalling and Communications
  • Power and Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Team Motivation

Your skills are valuable to us and we need you on our team.

We are working closely with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), the MoD’s official provider of Armed Forces Resettlement and The Poppy Factory, the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.

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Our principles of employment

  • To provide safe and healthy working conditions for all employees.
  • To provide an open, challenging, rewarding and participative environment for all who work in the company.
  • To train and develop all employees to achieve their full potential.
  • To communicate the goals, direction and performance of the company.
  • To reward collective and individual abilities and personal performance.
  • To provide a working environment which encourages team work, commitment and loyalty.
  • To ensure an open access to career opportunities.

We look for bright, enthusiastic people who can work both independently and in a team with characteristics that tie in with our behavioural framework which is our approach to how we deliver the work at Colas Rail UK. We are strong supporters of equal opportunities and seek applications from all graduates, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, nationality, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. The performance of Colas Rail UK is dependent upon improving and developing the skills and abilities of all employees and our Equal Opportunities Policy, above all else, aims to achieve this objective.

Join the Team

We are always on the lookout for new talent to join our teams. If you are interested in working for Colas Rail UK, take a look at our current opportunities where you will also find information on how to apply for positions within the company and our recruitment process.