Network Rail I Accelerator
Where innovation meets diverse talent

What is the Network Rail I Accelerator?

Network Rail have partnered with EDI to create the Network Rail I Accelerator. Year 12/13 students will have the opportunity to participate in the Network Rail I Accelerator virtual work experience programme for 5 days. Learn about Network Rail, work on a Project Management challenge and gain valuable skills transferable to the workplace.

Dates: 25th -29th July 2022
Location: Virtual
Time: 9.30 – 4.00 pm  each day
(Please only apply if you can attend all 5 days)

Deadline: Friday 15th July
Do not wait for the deadline to apply

Who is the Network Rail I Accelerator open to?

  • The I Accelerator will be open to students from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds
  • The project brief will utilise skills across various subjects including technology, business and humanities
  • Yr 12/13 students

How will the I Accelerator work?

  • Each student will work in a team of 5 to develop a solution to the challenge presented
  • Various workshops will be delivered by Network Rail throughout the week
  • Students will develop a presentation to be delivered to senior managers at the Network Rail Head Office in Milton Keynes on the final day of the work experience* (All Fares will be paid)
  • Students will also have the opportunity to build their professional network

Student Benefits:

  • An enhanced profile – enhance your CV and build valuable experiences
  • Insight to careers – providing insights to the broad spectrum of careers available
  • Personal development – develop skills and attributes valued in the workplace
  • Networking opportunities – connect with diverse professionals
  • Personal brand development – define what makes you stand out
  • Interview practice – develop the skills needed to compete in today’s job market
“The I Accelerator provides a great opportunity for students to develop the skills and
attributes of the work place and enhance their CV.”
Frances Trought, Founder of EDI