Ricardo Rail UK graduate scheme

We pride ourselves on delivering the very highest standards of advice and service to our clients. So our people have to be the best.


Ricardo Rail – UK graduate programme

Our UK rail team is looking for talented, ambitious graduates with the potential to become technical consultants and future leaders of its business.

Joining our two year Graduate Training Scheme, and the on-going Development Programme that follows it, will give you both the time and the opportunity to acquire a considerable knowledge base, while improving your practical skills.


Working for Ricardo Rail

We pride ourselves on delivering the very highest standards of advice and service to our clients. So our people have to be the best.

That’s why we take care to invest in the development and nurturing of our talent, providing a mix of structured training and personal mentoring tailored to each individual.

From day one you can expect to be working on client projects under the supervision of senior colleagues, but our programme is designed to ensure you will get all the support you need to master your role and increase your technical knowledge of the international rail industry.

We also devote time to help you acquire valuable client management techniques and important ‘soft’ skills – delivering presentations, project management, people management etc. – to build up your commercial strengths.

Plus, you will gain all the benefits you can expect from a career in a respected technical services organisation like the Ricardo group, whether taking advantage of opportunities to work on international assignments, or just being part of a global community of graduates developing their knowledge together through professional support groups.

A two-year structured programme, with recognition that your development (and our support of it) must continue beyond that, will enable you to meet the required competencies for CEng registration. Your mentor will support you in identifying needs and opportunities to ensure that this happens.

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Graduate profiles

Read about the experiences of our recent graduate recruits.

Edward Hitchon Godfrey
Graduate Consultant Engineer

Edward's experience

Matthew Marinaccio
Graduate Consultant Engineer

Matthew's experience

To join our scheme you will need:

  • To possess, or set to achieve, a Masters degree in mechanical, electro technical, aerospace or related engineering discipline.
  • A genuine interest in the rail sector.
  • The desire to work on a variety of projects in multidisciplinary teams.
  • The ambition and confidence to become a technical consultant and a future leader.
  • The conviction that you can make a real difference to peoples’ lives and their environment through your expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with client-focus and a hands-on approach.
  • A drive for continuous self-development.

To apply

For more information

Call or email us
Tel: Donna Baker, +44 (0)1332 268763
Email: UKrailrecruitment@ricardo.com