There are many career opportunities in railway signalling and telecommunications
in many countries. The range of activities is enormous. You can train to be an
engineer carrying out design activities and be involved in the introduction of
the latest new technology at one end of the technical spectrum through to being
responsible for the maintenance and integrity of signalling and
telecommunications systems first implemented at the end of the 19th century at
the other end, and anything in between.
There is scope for people interested in electrical, electronic, mechanical
and software engineering and information technology, as well as specialists in
safety engineering, RAMS and human factors.
How and what to study
Typically members follow a course in electrical or electronic engineering,
physics or safety engineering.
Finding a job
Advertisements for jobs are contained in IRSE News, the Institutions's monthly
magazine distributed to all members and on this website. Advertisements can also
be found in other railway magazines, such as Modern Railways, Rail News, Railway
Gazette and other journals, in national newspapers and on the websites of
various agencies for technical and engineering staff.
EngineeringUK aims to improve the
perception of engineers, engineering and technology, to improve the supply of
engineers and to place communication at the heart of everything we do. Through
programmes such as The Big Bang, Tomorrow’s Engineers and the Communications
Hub, EngineeringUK engages with young people, and with those who influence them,
to increase awareness of the wide variety of engineering careers on offer and
the benefits and rewards they can bring.