Rail @ Year of Engineering


The Year of Engineering 2018

The Year of Engineering is a government campaign which celebrates the world and wonder of engineering. From spaceships to ice skates, the bubbles in chocolate bars to lifesaving cancer treatment, engineering touches every part of our lives.

Working in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative. We need the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to join the industry and help shape the future of the world we live in. There are lots of different routes into a career in engineering, including a university qualification or an apprenticeship. You can take a closer look at what life in engineering is like in 2018 by visiting a wide range of organisations, meeting engineers in school or arranging work experience.

To support, visit www.yearofengineering.gov.uk or search #YoE on Twitter for more details.


In support of this government campaign, Rail Week 2018 will be working together with the rest of the rail industry to show young people how railway engineering and railway projects are shaping our future.

Follow Rail Week on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter throughout 2018 to see how Rail and Engineering play an important role economically & socially in the UK and how you can find a career in Rail.

Rail Engineering is a core career within the rail industry among many other career options, and non-engineers working in rail will come into contact with engineering in some way or form throughout their career. Take a closer look at who Rail Engineers are at our People in Rail page.


We will be showcasing all types of rail engineers and major rail engineering projects. Events and campaigns in support of The Year of Engineering are now up on our events page with more to follow.

Working on an exciting rail project?

Tell us how your project is shaping the future and have it featured on our website and social media! Answer some simple questions on our Rail Engineering: Shaping the Future project entry form and showcase your rail project today.