Crossrail launches hunt for new graduates

Grant Prior 11 years ago

Crossrail has launched a new graduate recruitment scheme to attract the brightest young people to work on Europe’s largest construction project.

The Crossrail Graduate Scheme will offer graduates the chance to work alongside project management teams, contractors and designers delivering the project.

The scheme will start in 2013 with an intake of eight graduates each year for the next four years, recruited from courses in tunnelling, engineering, information technology, business management and administration.

The scheme is being launched to coincide with the university ‘milk round’ process and graduates can apply from December 1 2012.

The first successful applicants will begin in autumn 2013 and will join a two-year programme undertaking a series of training and work placements to gain a range of experience and benefits including:

·         Working with some of the world’s leading contractors and engineers on the Crossrail project to help identify solutions to real problems;
·         Training in a project, commercial, finance or people management role as well as practical training at the Crossrail sponsored Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA);
·         Gaining expert knowledge of tunnelling and underground construction work – a growing sector that will equip graduates with the skills and experience to work on a range of future projects in the UK and abroad;
·         Graduates will work towards receiving professional chartered status in their relevant field;
·         Supervision and support from highly experienced engineers including a Personal Development Manager throughout the placement; and
·         Starting salary of £25,000 and excellent benefits including free travel in London.

Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail’s Chief Executive said: “Crossrail is transforming rail transport in London so this is a fantastic opportunity for graduates to join us and play a key role in delivering Europe’s largest construction project.

“Graduates will receive unique frontline experience on a major infrastructure project, picking up transferable skills that will open the door to a range of future projects and careers.

“The graduate scheme will help us develop the next generation of leaders in a growing industry where their skills will be in huge demand in future.

“With a limited number of spaces available, we are looking for exceptional people to bring the talent and enthusiasm needed to help deliver this unprecedented project.”

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Crossrail already employs over 100 apprentices and is now set to provide an extraordinary opportunity for graduates fortunate enough to be selected for the new scheme.”

Full information about the Crossrail Graduate Scheme is available here

Graduates can apply to the scheme between December 1 2012 and January 31 2013.

Interviews will then take place before the first successful applicants begin the programme in autumn 2013. There will then be further opportunities for graduates to apply to the scheme over the next four years.

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