Creating a Career in Operations

Rail operations covers a wide spectrum of roles with numerous paths available to choose from. Here we have collected some useful examples of career roles as well as individual journeys to hopefully assist you in your rail industry career progression.

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Rail Operations Role Profiles


Rail Operations Career Profiles


“I enjoy my job and in knowing there are people and places where I have contributed to making a difference.”

David Sexton
Rail Investment Strategy Manager

“Take every opportunity to learn and be proactive”

Karen Duffy
Head of Operational Programmes

“If you are interested in something, ask if you can get involved.”

Fergus Heath
ETCS Operations Specialist