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Our Graduate Programmes

Are you passionate about works and want to discover the rail industry? Do you want to commit for a company that creates sustainable mobility?

Colas Rail Graduate Programmes may be your next destination.

Choosing to join Colas Rail International Graduate Programme means taking part in an 18-month immersive journey within a company operating in a fast-growing industry.


International Graduate Programme

Talent Programme – Site Manager (France)

International graduate programme

International Graduate Programme


💼 A fast track for your career


Designed to welcome public works engineers young graduates with high potential, this selective programme allows you to discover the main expertise of Colas Rail (tracks and overhead lines). This International Graduate Programme allows you to quickly reach positions of high responsibility, in head office or agency functions. Closer to our teams, our corporate culture and our values ​​will no longer hold any secrets for you.


🌍 Multiculturalism at the heart of the programme


Present in more than 20 countries, Colas Rail, international leader
in rail infrastructures continues its international expansion. Internationalization being an essential force of our Group, we support our Graduates in their expatriation projects. In this way, open up a varied and most exciting career for them!


📢 International Graduate Programme manual


Recruited on permanent contract upon arrival in the programme, you enter an 18-month immersive journey, made up of 3 stages of 4 to 6 months. This program prepares you in the best conditions for the functions of Works Engineer or Project Manager to quickly occupy positions of high responsibility.

  • Stage #1: Track project in France
  • Stage #2: Overheadline project in France
  • Stage #3: Final step on one of our international sites


🤝 A dedicated follow-up throughout your journey, and after …


Your journey has just begun! Start the adventure with the Colas Rail integration.

Common to each newcomer, this integration will introduce you the company and in particular, its safety policy.
Then, you take part in an integration dedicated to Graduates. The perfect opportunity to ask your questions and calmly start your missions. On this occasion, you will meet the sponsor of your promotion, your privileged contact throughout your journey within Colas Rail. Our HR teams will remain available may you need any help.

During your programme, you will benefit of:

  • An evaluation made by the sponsor of your promotion at each step of the Programme
  • Early identification of your different stages to ensure a smooth transition
  • Support in your post-Graduate assignment to meet both your desires and the needs of the company


After your Graduate Programme, the adventure continues!

⏩ You will directly enter our training course for Works Managers course, which will provide you with continuous training for two more years.

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💡 Important

  • Only 10 places per promotion!
  • Total mobility both in France and abroad is required for this position as well as fluency in English.

🎤 Hear from our Graduates


Pierre Dangeron – class of 2019


Programme Talent Chef de Chantiers

Talent Programme – Site Manager (France)


Conçu pour accueillir des jeunes diplômé(s) d’une formation Bac +2/3 (BTS, DUT, Licence Pro) spécialisés en génie civil et travaux publics ou bénéficiant d’une première expérience professionnelle, ce parcours sélectif vous permettra de vous préparer dans les meilleures conditions à la polyvalence du métier de Chef de Chantiers et ainsi rapidement occuper des postes à plus grandes responsabilités.

💪 Qualities required


  • Goût du terrain
  • Excellent relationnel
  • Curieux et aventurier


📢 Talent Programme manual


Recruited directly on a permanent contract, you benefit from an immersive 12-month course, consisting of 3 missions of 4 months.

  • First step: join a project as a Team Leader, with responsibility for the organization of your team and the proper execution of tasks.
  • Second step: work with an experienced Site Manager to boost your skills.
  • Third step: develop your skills in team leadership, coordination and reporting of activity as well as customer relations as Site Manager.


🤝 A dedicated follow-up throughout your journey


Your adventure will start with the Colas Rail integration, common to each newcomer, to discover our safety policy. Then, you will go to our workshops to discover our equipment before the start of your first mission! Our HR teams will also be at your disposal to support you in the best conditions throughout your journey. Take advantage of:

  • Regular training modules to speed up your start-up
  • A mentoring system to ask your questions and benefit from an additional support

💡 Important

  • We have construction sites everywhere in France! Be ready to be mobilized all over the country.

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