Network Rail Track to the Future

A facilitated group employability programme for students in Years 12 & 13 or S5 & S6 in Scotland. The four-part workshops sees mentors from Network Rail support students through interactive and engaging sessions exploring the rail industry, specifically the project management, engineering or technology streams.

Year 12
Year 13
20 students
4 x 3-hour workshops
Manchester and South London, with more to follow
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What's involved?

Your students will develop core transferable skills such as innovation and creativity, while also learning about key Network Rail competencies including accountability, collaboration and responding to challenging situations.

Three sessions are delivered in school and one is delivered at the Network Rail office or external site.

Read more about the programme (website)

What students say

I learnt a lot about project management and had lots of fun while doing so. The Network Rail volunteers were all really nice and provided in-depth insights into what it’s like at the company.

I have gained a lot of key skills such as communication and teamwork skills. This programme has enabled me to step out of my comfort zone as I was good at public speaking.

What teachers say

Fantastic programme which was informative and pushes them out of their comfort zone. It invokes critical thinking.

The students are getting experience of actual management scenarios.

Who's this suitable for?

This programme is available to students in Year 12 - 13, or S5 - S6 in Scotland.

We're focused on ensuring the participation of under-represented groups including women and young people from an ethnic minority background.

At least 50% of the students from each school should be women, and there should be strong representation of young people from an ethnic minority background.

One member of school staff to support each session, completing and submitting the relevant booking form and ensuring that all students attend all sessions.

Where is this delivered?

This programme is delivered in school, as well as at the Network Rail offices.

Gatsby benchmarks

Gatsby benchmark 2Learning from career and labour market information
Gatsby benchmark 4Linking curriculum learning to careers
Gatsby benchmark 5Encounters with employers and employees
Gatsby benchmark 6Experiences of workplaces

Make an enquiry

Step 1 - Phone our Schools Engagement Team

Phone our Schools Engagement Team on 0207 148 0934 to check eligibility*.

*Places are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis to schools in our target cohort (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding).

Step 2 - Submit an online enquiry

Make an online enquiry