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Early careers

Need a career that will nurture your ambitions? Great things start at ground level

Whether you’re looking to develop your industry experience, or just starting out on your career journey, we offer a number of routes into our business for capable, can-do people.

Still unsure? Why not watch the interivews below, to hear how Ryan, Charlotte, Cloe, Vineet, and Alisa find their careers in rail?

Ryan Nicolson

Crew manager OTM

Ryan started his journey as an apprentice, and is now a crew manager and is responsible for driving our tampers across the UK.

Charlotte Fearn-Walker

Graduate assistant project engineer

Charlotte joined VolkerRail through a year placement, and was offered her current role after finishing university.

Cloe Bott

Trainee maintainer operator

Cloe has worked at VolkerRail for seven years, starting her journey as an OLE apprentice engineer at 18-years-old. Today, she maintains an operates our tampers on site.

Vineet Bhamra

Project engineer

Vineet is a project engineer for our signalling division, and his main responsibilities are to ensure the safe delivery of signalling projects whilst working within a wide project team. 

Ailsa Parkin

Apprentice H&S administrator

Ailsa is currently undertaking a Level 3 in business administration, and joined VolkerRail bevause she no longer enjoyed college and wanted to get real-life experience.

Commercial academy

Meet Ben, Callum and Robert three of our commercial academy trainee quantity surveyors.

Ben Coldwell

Ben has worked for VolkerRail for five years and recently graduated with a first-class degree in Quantity Surveying whilst taking part in the VolkerRail Academy.