c2c Graduate Programme
If you’re still waiting to be discovered and are prepared to go a little further than county boundaries to win recognition, this could be the ideal scheme for you to start an exceptional career.
c2c is proud of its status as Britain's most punctual railway, and we are now looking to build on this and establish c2c as Britain's best rail franchise by every measure. It is a really exciting time for c2c and we're looking to introduce improvements and new ideas that don't exist anywhere else in the rail industry.
Our staff are proud to work for c2c, and their excellence is a key element of our plans for future improvement. We are looking for talented and ambitious graduates to join our team, and make a real contribution to improving the service we provide to passengers in east London and south Essex.
As part of The National Express Group - c2c have secured a glowing reputation as the most punctual rail franchise in the UK. As a graduate trainee with c2c you will be part of the global National Express Network, an international community of graduates which links members from across the world in order to undertake joint development work (at home and abroad), learn from each other and maximise your own individual potential. As part of the Network you will benefit from:
- International secondments
- Sponsored MBAs and other qualifications
- 6-monthly events at world-class university business schools
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If you want a career (not a job) that will test you, but at the same time give you the freedom to develop yourself then joining the railway, and especially c2c, would be your best bet.
c2c is an impressive compact train company, that is one of the best performing in the country. You will have the opportunity to work in different departments – retail, operations and with the senior team, including our Managing Director – thereby gaining knowledge and experience within our industry. Your knowledge and experience will grow daily and there are always people who are willing to guide you.
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With Rail in the UK receiving substantial investment, the industry provides some of the biggest engineering opportunities in the country. The c2c Graduate Engineering Scheme is unique in offering you a breadth of experience across key industry players.
The scheme is part of the Accredited Railway Engineering Scheme (REGS) run in partnership with Rail Delivery Group (RDG), and governed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The scheme is geared up to helping you achieve full Chartered status over four years.
Gaining exposure to the whole company, you will be based within Headquarters rotating between Finance, Property, Commercial, Customer Services and HR functions. You will then take on an external placement within the industry, offering you a breadth of experience and a unique overview to fully equip you for your future career. A 2:1 degree is the minimum requirement.
With a passion for people management, you’ll get right under the skin of what makes our business really tick with a series of rotations covering a full range of operations. These will be followed by relevant project management placements and an external placement with Network Rail. To be considered you’ll need to have gained a 2:1 degree and have a genuine interest for a career in the rail industry.