What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £25,000 - £27,000
Current salary: £29,000 - £31,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Make sure you do your homework and understand the railway industry as much as possible before you apply as there is a lot going on right now. Understand the changes that are coming to the network and why they are needed (lack of capacity!). Spend time on the Network Rail website as well as associated contractors and read up on some of the big engineering projects around the railway network....there are loads!
On your initial applications present as much varied experiences as you can and highlight your team credentials. Also, write about your social skills and what you do outside of university. Network Rail want motivated, intelligent and hard working people but more importantly is the ability to work with and get on with a wide range of people.
Do you have any interview tips?
Be prepared! Do your homework on the rail industry, what's happening right now in Network Rail and what's to come in CP6. Have a range of answers prepared and don't just talk about 'that project' from your final year again and again. If you've done any travelling or had a gap year then speak about that as well. Be relaxed and speak confidently. Smile and be personable with the interviewers and have some questions prepared for them at the end.
Operational Manager, Openreach at BT (British Telecom)