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Hoping to find a new role within the rail sector? Look no further.

Our experts here at Hays specialise in placing skilled individuals in roles within the rail industry, and we have a number of positions with your name on them. Whether you're looking to work within network rail, or within systems, track maintenance or rail civil engineering (to name just a few!) we'll find the right match for you. Contact us today to get started.


Your rail job questions, answered

Is demand high for rail engineering professionals?

Yes, in fact 86% of rail engineering employers are planning on recruiting staff over the next 12 months. If you're ready for a challenge and feel like your skills and experience could see you excel in a new role, why not explore our Salary Checker for 2022 for more insights?

What does the role of a rail engineer encompass?

The role of a rail engineer involves installing and maintaining the electrical and mechanical systems across the railway. Whether that’s passenger carriages, train engines, and other railway machines and safety equipment. Their duties are focused on ensuring passengers and train crew are always safe under the correct safety regulations.

What qualifications are needed for a career in railway engineering?

There are a few entry routes to rail engineering jobs. You can complete a bachelor's degree in subjects including mechanical or electrical and electronics engineering. You can also complete a certificate or NVQ with City and Guilds and work towards an apprenticeship. 

What skills do you need to demonstrate?

You will need to hold excellent mechanical and electrical skills, good attention to detail, problem-solving and communication skills along with the ability to remain calm under pressure. You'll also need to have a concise understanding of industry quality standards and knowledge of safe working practices.

What type of rail engineering jobs can I apply for?

We have a selection of job roles within rail engineering on our books. Take a look at the range of jobs from rail engineering track maintenance jobs to rail systems engineering jobs on our job boards here. 


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