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Colas Rail Freight

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We are joined by two Managing Director’s of Colas Rail Freight to talk to us about one of Europe’s leading rail freight and engineering companies. Hugely successful graduate employer with sort after recrutiment rounds yearly for various roles. We shall be hearing from:

Simon Ball – Freight Director – including the rail freight operation of Colas with contracts for monitoring trains, construction, oil etc. No doubt we shall hear about the class 37s through to cutting edge technology used in the class 70s. It shall be interesting to hear from a FOC how rail freight is expanding and what challenges are faced.

Colin Evans – Excutive Director – former Cambridge graduate who over sees the wider role of Colas which is engages with many infrastructure projects. Hopefully Colin highlights the potential for a career in the railway industry after you study here.

Mixed audience, from many different subject areas. All welcomed to come.

The talk is followed by a Members Formal at Sidney Sussex College – places are FREE to new student members, usually £10, and are strictly limited. Please email the CURC for further details. MEMBERS FORMAL IS NOW FULLY BOOKED .

The presentation, Q&A session open to the floor and dinner is a perfect chance to talk to Colas Rail about their business, or even specific graduate opportunities. (You can also ask about his trains!)

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About the CURC :

Founded in 1911 from the Cambridge University branch of The Railway Club, the CURC is the second oldest railway enthusiast club in Britain! The CURC tries to arrange an event in Cambridge every week during Full Term. On most Wednesdays or Fridays this involves an invited speaker giving an illustrated talk on a specific subject, and this is almost always a professional from the rail industry or preservation. We’ve had big names in the past, including senior managers from several Train Operating Companies.

We also visit railway sites termly including depots, signalling centres and industrial railways for members.

We give you a chance to meet the top employers from across the industry and have huge success in our members going onto top Graduate employment within the railway industry…whether HS2 , Balfour Beatty, Crosscountry, Network Rail, DfT etc…

Membership for students costs £10 per year or £25 for life membership. You can pay an annual membership now and upgrade to life later – and life does mean life. We charge £3 at the door for non-members, upon your third entry to a talk (first two talks are free). So come and try us out for free, gain exclusive access to key railway professionals and depots and you might just want to become a member! (We won’t tell anyone you are ;) )

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