‘Track and Train’ scheme to provide 100 graduates with 18 months of all-round industry experience.

More than 25 companies across the rail sector have joined together for the first time to help up to 100 graduates get their careers on track by launching a new cross-industry, paid internship scheme.

The scheme, ‘Track and Train’, will provide an all-round industry experience over 18 months, where graduates will enjoy three, six-month placements: one at Network Rail and two at either a train operator or another company within the rail sector. ‘Track and Train’ will target young people who have graduated in the last two years but have found themselves either unemployed or under-employed in a non-graduate level role. The interns will be paid £22,000 per annum.

Patrick Butcher, Network Rail’s finance director, said: “‘We know that there are many smart, talented individuals out there who haven’t had their break yet and as a growing industry we can work together to provide challenging, valuable and paid work experience to kick-start their careers.

Graduates can apply online at www.trackandtrain.org.uk

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