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UK: The Rail Delivery Group is seeking applicants for the Railway Engineering Graduate Scheme which offers a route towards Chartered Engineer status.

REGS focuses on all aspects of train maintenance, and includes engineering aspects, maintenance management, technical standards, project engineering, contract management, vehicle overhaul, operations and engineering design.

The placement will provide hands-on experience in the UK, and possibly further afield.

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Applicants are required to have a MEng or BEng degree accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers or the Institution of Engineering & Technology, but do not to be recent graduates or have previous rail experience.

Last year saw 10 candidates join REGS, which co-ordinates graduate schemes run by passenger and freight operators. Candidates can apply directly to one of the operator schemes which start in September 2023, or via RDG which will advise where schemes are running.

‘A lot of industry know about the scheme and therefore are willing to help where possible’, said South Western Railway Production Manager Jeena Gill, who joined REGS in 2019. ‘In 2022, I went on an industry exchange with Central Japan Railway. It was a great learning experience and one I wouldn’t have got without REGS.’