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The following is a Graduate Review for Network Rail.

Network Rail scores 3.7/5 based on 356 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Network Rail. Employees are asked to rate Network Rail on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


There is a vast array of projects that you can get involved with, meaning the work rarely gets boring.

There is scope to move all around the country to work - very few other employers offer that opportunity.


It is a very bureaucratic company and some of the processes you may find frustrating.

Parts of Network Rail have a much older work force who have the mentality of 'well, this is how we have always done it' - if you can look past this you will be ok.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £25,000 - £27,000

Current salary: £25,000 - £27,000

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

The psychometric testing is designed to catch you out if you are not being truthful about your personal strengths and weaknesses. Just be yourself.

Do you have any interview tips?

The Network Rail interview process was split into two segments; a 2 on 1 interview and group work.

To prepare for 2 on 1 interview look back at your CV and think of a multitude of examples in your life which you can draw upon to demonstrate how as an individual you have demonstrated certain attributes such as team work, leadership, critical safety thinking.

For the group work my biggest piece of advice would be make sure you have an input into the conversation and play role but don't control the room unless necessary. Handy bit of advice if someone has barely spoken during the group work ask them what they think - it looks good for you and encourages them to speak up.

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