To enter the competition, you must:
- Be a UK resident
- Be aged 16 – 18
- Be from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background
- Have an interest in Information Technology
How do I enter?
Your schools and teachers know you best so we will be asking them in September to invite students with an interest in IT to take part in the competition.
Where can I find more information on the Network Rail apprenticeship schemes?
You can find out more about our schemes on our apprenticeships pages.
Who can I contact for more information on the competition?
If you have any questions about the competition please contact DiverseIT@networkRail.co.uk. Check out our Diverse
IT competition information pack (691 KB) for further details.
There are lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs, including:
Other prizes include:
- Win one of 50 brand new Windows 10 laptops
- Work experience days
- Mentoring sessions with IT professionals
- Opportunity to apply for a place on our Network Rail IT apprenticeship scheme.
The competition launched Monday 4 October, 2021.
What is the Diverse IT competition?
So we’re running a competition that will highlight some of the exciting opportunities in IT, across Network Rail and the rail industry.
Data tells us that people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds aren’t equally represented in IT and at Network Rail we’d like to change that.
What are the prizes?
Prizes include IT equipment including brand new Windows 10 laptops, work experience days and mentoring and coaching from IT professionals.
Winners will be divided into 2 categories based on age and prizes will be awarded accordingly.
One overall winner will be invited to apply with a recommendation for our Network Rail IT Apprenticeship scheme. We are unable to guarantee your place on the scheme but you will receive support from a mentor throughout the application process.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to all young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds who have an interest in Information Technology.