Colas Rail UK are in contention to win two awards at the upcoming Women in Rail Awards, with our Graduate Programme and recent Graduate, Roxana Lupascu in the frame after being shortlisted.

Colas Rail UK’s Graduate Programme has been shortlisted for Best Graduate Programme Award, the award recognises organisations that have developed a strong and successful graduate programme in UK rail, success being measured by, amongst others, positive internal and external feedback from graduates, evidence of a real improvement in staff’s career progression and/or retention within the organisation and/or an increased percentage of graduates in the organisation’s workforce.

Roxana Lupascu has been shortlisted for Rising Star of the Year, which was set up to honour a remarkable woman who is in the early stages of her career in the railway but has already made an impact on her colleagues, peers and customers by demonstrating outstanding technical abilities, strong personal values and pro-active thinking; a woman who is a role model to others and has shown potential in shaping the future of our industry and/or displayed tremendous initiative and pro-activity, either by trying something different, empowering men or women in our sector or inspiring them to opt for a career in rail.

The Awards are set to take place on 22nd September at the Roundhouse in Camden, London and will be hosted by BBC Presenter and Journalist, Naga Munchetty.