CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Careers In The Railway Industry

The variety of careers in the railway industry is vast.  There are many opportunities to climb up the ladder whilst being supported by the infamous ‘railway family’ – the affectionate name given to all who work in the industry.

Roles extend much wider than driver, conductor, booking clerk, platform staff, engineer and those dressed up in orange who work on the tracks! Archeologists, lawyers, artists, teachers, salespeople, designers, abseilers, pilots and horticulturists, to name but a few, can all find a role suitable for them.

The beginning of October saw a virtual Rail Week taking place with many industry partners involved to promote the railway as a career path. Community Rail Lancashire played their part with a session called ‘The Right Track To Diversity’ and a short film can be viewed by clicking on the image below:

A number of guests also made appearances giving their view on working in the railway industry and these can be seen by visiting the Down the Line website at:

If you fancy a career in the railway industry then the links below may be able to give you a head start in joining the 240,000 people (Williams Rail Review March 2019) who are already in the railway family.

Rail Week – information on careers and activities

Network Rail – early careers information

Northern Careers

First Group Careers