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Job Introduction

We are delighted to announce that we are looking to appoint a Summer Graduate on the Intelligence Infrastructure (II) programme. II is a 5-year (>£300 million pound) transformation programme that will address whole life management of Network Rails assets. It seeks to exploit the investment that has already been made in asset management systems and data capture methods and provide decision makers and end users with actionable intelligence to prioritise work that is most critical to the operation of the railway.

The successful candidate will be involved with the delivery of projects and activities within the II R and D and Workstreams portfolio. You will be involved with multiple projects including Application Development and Enhancement, IT Infrastructure, and Research and Development modelling and support the delivery of data science and analytics outputs.

Main Responsibility

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work on a major transformation programme within Network Rail.


Day to day accountabilities:

  • Provide a professional, consistent and effective analytics service
  • Lead small data analysis projects
  • Establish, build and maintain relationships with key team members
  • Support development team members
  • Take accountability for project finances, change control and progress reporting
  • Develop the skills and expertise of junior staff through mentoring, support and guidance
  • Promote company processes and policies, and ensuring adherence to NR values
  • Manage key II project stakeholders and support the business change and workstream resources with relationship management.


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge in analytics
  • Knowledge and application of Code writing and data analysis
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to drive value from data
  • Understanding of statistical models and machine learning

The Ideal Candidate

We are committed to a diverse workplace enriched with representation from diverse cultures, backgrounds and skills. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where difference is embraced, and individuals can thrive. We recognise that the success of the team is dependent on a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined group of individuals, aligned to deliver successful solutions.

At Network Rail, we have a number of employee networks to reflect our diverse population and help to raise issues to the wider workforce and support their membership and support our Everybody Matters strategy, led by our central Diversity & Inclusion team. We have Diversity & Inclusion Champions who take part and lead on many activities, to drive through more initiatives to support an inclusive environment for all its people and promote a professional and positive working environment. For more information on Diversity & Inclusion at Network Rail, please follow this link

Package Description

Vacancy Type: Full-time but flexible working patterns will be considered.

Duration: 10 weeks

Location:  Waterloo/Home working

Closing date: 27 May 2022             

Salary: 17,000 per annum pro rata.

At Network rail you will have a clear development path, access to training and enjoy a range of employee benefits, such as; up to 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rail subsidies, a range of pension options, flexible and agile working arrangements, discounts on shopping, gym memberships and much more. 

Click ‘apply for this job’ to apply. If you would like to speak to the Resourcing Team, please contact Hayley Tosney - hayley.tosney@networkrail.co.uk or for further information on the role, please contact Martin Mason on 07713 300590.

Our plans for rail in Britain are far-reaching and ambitious. To deliver our vision of a better railway for a better Britain, we need talented and passionate people who will embrace our innovative way of working – across all disciplines.


About the Company

We’re an organisation where people matter. We matter to millions. 


Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Safety is our number one priority.  

We're undertaking an ambitious change. Our vision is Putting Passengers First - becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users. 

As one of the UK’s leading equal opportunities employers, our values and the way we behave is important to us and we have created an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution. We have seven employee networks that provide fantastic support, opportunities and development for applicants from all backgrounds. Click here for more information



Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd


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