Early Careers

Here at ScotRail we are working to provide valuable employment opportunities and early careers programmes for young people across Scotland.

The rail industry is currently going through one of the largest transformations ever. New routes, new fleet, new stations, new technology and new ways of delivering for our customers.

Apprenticeships at ScotRail are designed to provide you with practical on the job training mixed with classroom-based learning and associated qualifications. You’ll be earning whilst your learning, and supported by experienced colleagues, allowing you to thrive in ScotRail. After completing our apprenticeship scheme you’ll be set up to take the next step on your career journey. With several years of experience, nationally recognised qualifications and a large support network, we want you to go on and be the best you can be!

ScotRail also offers a range of Graduate and Intern opportunities, vocational placements you will get a holistic insight into how ScotRail works, but more importantly you will discover the areas of the business in which your passions lie. These roles will assist you in building a professional network that will help you with your career during the scheme and beyond. With a strong support network of previous graduates, mentors and programme managers, we will help to create an environment for you to thrive and grow. ScotRail’s Graduate Scheme for 2021 will be announced soon, and we’ll have information on the scheme on our Careers website and social media platforms soon.

ScotRail are proud to support work experience, placements, internships, apprenticeships, graduates and other programmes aimed at helping young people find the right opportunity right across Scotland. Information on all our available opportunities can be found on www.scotrail.co.uk/careers This site is updated regularly.

We’re keen to develop new partnerships with Scottish schools, colleges and universities, working in collaboration to deliver STEM initiatives and programmes, work experience opportunities and to generally promote Scotland’s Railway as a place to work.

If you’d like to know more, register interest in any of our programmes, or find out how to partner with us on early careers initiatives, please email the team – [email protected]

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