Our Apprentice and Graduate Schemes are now open!

We are constantly looking for new talent to strengthen the Colas Rail UK team. Our people are our strength, and everyone working for Colas Rail UK plays a vital part in the company’s success.

Joining Colas Rail UK provides the opportunity to not only establish yourself within one of the biggest contractors in the rail industry, but also the springboard to take your career to new heights.

We take pride in nurturing talent and providing opportunities for you to unlock your potential at whatever stage you are in your career.

We are an equal opportunities employer and seek applications from all – regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, nationality, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation.

We’re always looking for passionate people to join our business and with several bases across the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to join our Railway family.

Check out our current vacancies – we look forward to hearing from you!

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Team work makes the team work

The Colas Rail Team Spirit is known throughout the industry.


Principles of Employment


We look for bright, enthusiastic people who can work both independently and in a team, with characteristics that resonate with us.

The performance of Colas Rail UK is dependent upon improving and developing the skills and abilities of all employees, and our Equal Opportunities Policy, above all else, aims to achieve this objective.

Our principles are:

  • To provide safe and healthy working conditions for all employees
  • To provide an open, challenging, rewarding and participative environment for all who work in the company
  • To train and develop all employees to achieve their full potential
  • To communicate the goals, direction and performance of the company
  • To reward collective and individual abilities, as well as personal performance
  • To provide a working environment which encourages teamwork, commitment and loyalty
  • To ensure open access to career opportunities

Training and Development


Developing people is key to our operational success, and we believe that the investment made in training and development is vital to maintaining a competitive advantage.

We offer structured training schemes for apprentices, technicians and graduates, and all employees are encouraged to pursue, on their own initiative, continued education and training

– particularly when this leads to vocational and professional qualifications relevant to their work.

If you’ve got experience in the rail industry and want to take the next step in your career, we will provide you with the chance to boost your job prospects.

Ex-Armed Forces

If you’ve got a background in the Armed Forces and are looking for your next career move, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We have opportunities within our business for you to be part of a dedicated, highly skilled workforce that is committed to working together to deliver for our customers in challenging, time sensitive, safety critical environments.

Safety is of paramount importance to us, and your problem-solving skills, adaptability and trained mindset will be invaluable to keeping both yourself and the team out of harm’s way.

We work closely with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), the MoD’s official provider of Armed Forces Resettlement and The Poppy Factory, the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.

These transferable skills will let you transition seamlessly into the railway industry:

  • Planning
  • Logistics
  • Strategy
  • Maintenance
  • Surveying
  • Health and Safety
  • Security
  • Signalling and Communications
  • Power and Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Team Management
  • Team Motivation

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