Supporting original equipment manufacturers, train and freight operators and national main contractors, Ganymede recruit across all stages of rail projects, including design and development, build and installation and testing and commissioning.
Our rail division is one of the leading suppliers of contingent labour services in the industry, supplying more than 1,500 onsite personnel to the rail industry across the UK. As a RISQS approved supplier, we provide fully qualified multi-disciplined personnel to work in partnership with our clients on national rail, underground and metro system projects.
PTS Track Operatives
Rail Operations & Engineering
Engineering & Maintenance
Design & Development
Overhaul & Refurbishment
Procurement & Supply Chain
Bids & Tenders
Design & Design Managers
Site Engineers & Site Managers
Site Supervisors & General Foremen
Systems & Infrastructure
IRSE Licensed Designers & Installers
OLE & Electrification Design Engineers
Electrical Project Engineers
Nominated & Authorised Personnel
£45000 - 50000 per year
Sub Agent Newbury A firmly established, Tier 1 contractor which specialise in Civils and M&E works across the UK has an exciting opportunity for a Sub agent. You will become part of a renowned brand name and team giving you the opportunity to grow in conjunction with this ambitious and forward-thinking business. Job Duties: You will predominantly be working on multi-disciplinary rail projects which include all aspects of general civils work, you will be involved in asset management up to larger minor civils works. Day to day you will be involved in- Minor works such as – Earthworks, bridge repair, vegetation, painting and tunnels, bridge deck replacements, retaining walls, R/C works, P-way elements, footbridges, geotechnical works, signage repairs and installation, E&P, flood alleviation/damage repairs, bridge and structural repairs Ideal Candidate It is essential that you have a proven track record working on rail civils projects as either a Sub Agent or Senior engineer and can display an understanding of all aspects of the contracting process and technical building requirements. Must be able to establish strong working relationships and be a team player as well as displaying use of initiative and making independent decisions well. Qualification in Civil Engineering: HNC, HND, BSc, BEng Package: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum Company car or car allowance 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Pension Apply on this page or alternatively, send your CV directly to Nicole Keeling on Nicole.email@example.com
£50000 - 55000 per year
Site Agent Newbury “An exciting opportunity to take the reigns as Site Agent overseeing multiple rail maintenance projects within multiple regional stations”. The Company You will be joining a reputable and firmly established, national rail and civil engineering contractor, which specialise in Civils and M&E works across the UK. You will become part of a renowned brand name and team giving you the opportunity to grow in conjunction with this ambitious and forward-thinking business. Job Duties: You will predominantly be working on multi-disciplinary rail projects which include all aspects of general civils work, you will be involved in asset management up to larger minor civils works. Day to day you will be involved in- Minor works such as – Earthworks, bridge repair, vegetation, painting and tunnels, Bridge deck replacements, retaining walls, R/c works, P-way elements, Footbridges, Geotechnical works, Signage repairs and installation, E&P, Flood alleviation/damage repairs, Bridge and structural repairs As Site Agent your day to day responsibilities can see you manage health and safety, quality, production of all relevant paperwork, work package plans, construction phase plans, complete cost plans, footpath and closure arrangements. You will be working closely with site staff and General Foreman to ensure they are on task and completing work to the quality and standards set. Ideal Candidate It is essential that you have a proven track record working on rail civils projects and can display an understanding of all aspects of the contracting process and technical building requirements. Must be able to establish strong working relationships and be a team player as well as displaying use of initiative and making independent decisions well. Qualification in Civil Engineering: HNC, HND, BSc, BEng Package: £50,000 - £55,000 per annum Company car or car allowance 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Pension
£40000 - 45000 per year
Sub agent Birmingham I have a client with an incredible opportunity for a budding Senior Engineer to join a Tier 1 contractor as a Civils Agent who will take technical lead on multiple rail schemes on the CP6 framework. Originally a Tier 2 supplier, the company have grew rapidly and are now delivering major contract works as a Tier 1 with a Gold accreditation. As an innovative and fast-growing business, this means they can provide extremely desirable succession plans meaning people who join this company can be confident in progressing their career at a swift pace. Job duties: You will be supporting the project team during the development and delivery phases of the project through the production and maintenance of planning documents and information. You will be taking a technical lead on a portfolio of schemes whilst regularly liaising with subcontractors, 3rd parties and Authorities on behalf of the Project Team. Day to day you will – Liaise with the Project team to collate and agree the critical methodologies, project deliverables and information required for the effective development of Planning documentation and information. Produce high quality Planning documentation and information for submission in a timely manner (ITPs, Work Package Plans, Task briefs etc). Share and use experience to input to the Development & Delivery phases of the project. Conduct site visits and inspections, giving timely and effective feedback to the team. Within the Planning documentation, identify key project risks and controls from a H&S and operational delivery perspective in conjunction with the delivery team. Ideal Candidate: HND/HNC/BSc is essential as the role will require somebody technically gifted. You will have a proven track record working within a contractor on civils projects involving bridges, structures, earthworks (ideally rail). You must have exposure to Network Rail contracts. Experience on Rail framework beneficial . Package: Up to £45,000 basic salary Company Car or Car Allowance Travel expensed 26 days + Bank holidays Pension Funding and support of any professional memberships To enquire, apply directly or email your CV to Nicole Keeling at Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org
£300 - 300 per day
If you are a Section Engineer with a solid background within infrastructure, then this could be an option for you! So, keep on reading… What’s great about this opportunity? This tier one contractor is well known in the construction industry. They work across multiple different industries, with this role sitting in the Rail sector. Progression is key to this company, but they know that it looks different to each individual. So, if you are looking to progress in the future or you’re happy in a similar role for a longer period of time, they will support you either way. What can you bring to this role? • HNC, HND or Degree in Civil Engineering with a valid PTS • Experience on projects with building works including steel frame erection, RC works, cladding/glazing installation and M&E works. • Experience on projects with a major civils works such as piling, RC works, drainage, earthworks etc. • Knowledge and experience in guiding and managing junior Site Engineers. • Able to understand and can demonstrate experience in developing and utilising standard Tier 1 contractor paperwork to cover all areas of site work; Health and safety, quality and commercial. What will you be doing as a Section Engineer? • Reports to the Sub-Agent and supervises the site engineering team from construction to close out. • Assist with temporary works design schemes. • Liaise with the Sub-Agent and Section Foreman to allocate labour, plant, materials and temporary works to carry out activities to the required standards, programme and budget. • Manage the site setting-out team and be responsible for the performance and development of the Site Engineers. • Responsible for identifying and resolving technical problems on site in liaison with the Sub-Agent. • Assist with co-ordination of construction operations, ensuring they conform to the specified requirements and the standards of safety and quality. • Co-ordinate and monitor subcontractors in the performance of their works to ensure they are completed to the contractual requirements. • Ensuring that the team have all current information and resources required to carry out their duties. • Assist with the production of programmes, progress reports, resource and cost plans and contribute to financial forecasting, site measurements, reconciliations and cost control. • Ensure production of site records and daily Site Diaries. Section Engineer - Rail Darlington £300 per day – Temp to Perm WHAT NEXT? For more information call me today on 07787 289 264 or send your updated CV to email@example.com Ganymede Solutions specialises in Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Civil, Transportation and General Engineering recruitment on both a permanent and contract basis – for more opportunities like this one, visit our website: By applying you accept the terms of our Privacy Notice which can be found on our website. .
£300 - 330 per day
Sub Agent If you are a Sub Agent with a solid background within infrastructure, then this could be an option for you! So, keep on reading… What’s great about this opportunity? This tier one contractor is well known in the construction industry. They work across multiple different industries, with this role sitting in the Rail sector. Progression is key to this company, but they know that it looks different to everyone. So, if you are looking to progress in the future or you’re happy in a similar role for a longer period, they will support you either way. What can you bring to this role? • Degree in Civil Engineering • Experience in structures and/or structural steel • Experience in piling, RC works, drainage, earthworks etc. • Able to understand and can demonstrate experience in developing and utilising standard Tier 1 contractor paperwork to cover all areas of site work; Health and safety, quality and commercial. What will you be doing as a Sub Agent? • Undertake project planning and management to ensure successful project delivery. • Represent the company and attend meetings with client or the supply chain, etc • Develop and maintain positive working relationships between stakeholders. • Deputise for the Construction\Contracts Director where required. • Ensure and confirm with the Construction\Contracts Director that all the project’s goals have been achieved to the agreed schedule, costs and quality criteria. • Health and Safety Management of Projects. • Produces Risk Assessments and Method Statements. • Commercial awareness and monitoring of projects under their control. • Co-ordinate site preparation, work controls and project management systems. • Respond to breaches in Health and safety requirements promptly liaising where appropriate with the Construction\Contracts Director and in line with organisational and legal requirements. • Prepares presentations, assists with Pre-Qualification documents ( PQQ`s) and tendering. • Undertake ( HSEQ ) auditing as required. • Provide working drawings, operations instructions as required. Sub Agent London £300 - £330 per day – Temp to Perm WHAT NEXT? For more information call me today on 07787 289 264 or send your updated CV to firstname.lastname@example.org Ganymede Solutions specialises in Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Civil, Transportation and General Engineering recruitment on both a permanent and contract basis – for more opportunities like this one, visit our website: By applying you accept the terms of our Privacy Notice which can be found on our website. .
£280 - 280 per day
Site Engineer Rate: £280 per day Location: North East England Contract Length: Temp to Perm Role Description: This role is to work on various bridge reconstruction, rail cutting stabilization and earthworks projects across the North East of England within a Rail environment. You will be based on site reporting into the Site Agent. Your responsibilities will include producing and monitoring the contract programme, managing and monitoring costs, sub contractor management, controlling Health & Safety, maintaining site paperwork and records, setting out duties when required and mentoring of Junior Engineers. Required Experience: You must have a proven background as a Site Engineer on Rail Civil Engineering projects in the UK that have included either bridge reconstructions, embankments or earthworks. You will ideally have a minimum of a HNC in Civil Engineering and you will have a valid PTS Card. Employer Profile: The successful candidate will be joining an organisation that is a national service provider delivering major infrastructure projects and programs in Utilities, Rail and Construction. With almost half a billion pound turn over this business is constantly growing and winning projects nationwide, the only thing stopping the growth is the people to run the projects. If you are interested in applying for this role, please forward your CV to email@example.com or call the rail team on 07787 289 264 for more information. Ganymede Solutions specialises in Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Civil, Transportation and general Engineering recruitment on both a permanent and contract basis – for more opportunities like this one, visit our website. By applying you accept the terms of our Privacy Notice which can be found on our website. .
Huddersfield Re-signalling Project
Ganymede was appointed by Babcock Rail to mobilise an experienced multi-disciplined civils team to help deliver the Huddersfield Re-signalling project. The project was initially put at risk due to a shortage of skilled civils personnel within the North West region. In order to complete the civils programme and to ensure that the deadline was met, at short notice Ganymede was appointed to mobilise additional experienced multi-disciplined civils teams. Client: Network Rail and BabcockDateOctober 2018Key Facts · Our client benefited from our dedicated workforce working to rigid deadlines so they could meet their delivery milestones. · The quality of resource provided was fundamental in the client being able to produce a high standard of installation work, this was crucial to maintaining handover deadlines. · Zero RIDDOR and lost time injuries were a key reflection of adding value to the client, this was demonstrated and enforced with our proactive and very professionally administered safety culture of Safety First, Safety Always. · Ganymede assisted by installing 40km of new routes for the project. Our SolutionBy supporting the project with 80 additional experienced competent site resources, Ganymede ensured the Huddersfield re-signalling project was delivered safely, effectively and within the expected timeframe. We proudly delivered a workforce solution that superseded the expectations of our client by working collaboratively with them at all stages of the project.Value AddedIn addition to our fully managed service and of the provision of competent and safety critical staff, Ganymede also added value to the client in the planning of the project. This project was very restricted with regards to both access and topography and our teams supported with both precision planning and execution.“Regarding works undertaken by the Ganymede gangs on my project H2B, I confirm that the ones I visited completed the works in a good manor and good standard and they were happy to engage in conversation to try to improve things.”Construction Manager, Siemens Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
Safety Critical and OLE Skilled Staff - East West Rail - Bletchley Viaduct
The Bletchley Viaduct project is part of the new East West Rail line, providing new journey opportunities between central, southern and western England. Ganymede worked collaboratively alongside Volker Rail Specialist Business to modify the layout of the overhead line system, allowing the dismantling of the viaduct to be completed safely and efficiently. ClientVolker Rail Specialist BusinessDateFebruary 2019 – May 2019Key Facts· Ganymede provided crane controllers and OLEC 3 linesmen/women to the Bletchley Viaduct project, part of the wider East West Rail Project· Ganymede supplied all site resource requirements to modify the layout of the overhead line system, allowing the dismantling of the viaduct to be successfully completed safely and efficiently.· With the Bletchley area having shortage of unskilled personnel, Ganymede was able to support the successful delivery of the project by using our nationwide skilled workforce.Our SolutionThroughout the project, Ganymede supplied and managed all site resource requirements to modify the layout of the overhead line system and deliver the preliminary phase of the East West Rail Bletchley Viaduct project. Our continuous focus on Safety First, Safety Always, enabled us to deliver the project safely with zero accidents or incidents. Ganymede was able to advise and supply the client’s project team with competent and safety-focused personnel, ensuring we mitigated any risks and delivered the project on time and on budget.Value AddedWith the Bletchley area having a shortage of unskilled personnel, Ganymede supplied an efficient number of crane controllers and OLEC 3 linesmen/women from our nationwide workforce. A well-managed and cooperative workforce from London and Doncaster were assigned and relocated for the duration of the project. Ganymede dedicated an account manager who was responsible for ensuring all resource requirements were efficiently managed throughout the project. Due to Ganymede’s robust processes and logistical capabilities and commitment to keeping our workforce safe, we ensured that we managed and controlled fatigue levels throughout all stages of the project.Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
Oxford Corridor Project Case Study
Ganymede was appointed by Network Rail as the primary labour supplier for the Oxford Corridor Project to help deliver a package of schemes and improve the Great Western Route.The Great Western route is being modernised to bring passengers faster, more frequent, more reliable services. As both passenger and freight traffic through Oxford continues to grow, Network Rail is delivering a package of schemes including re-signalling, track remodelling and upgrades to increase capacity, connections and route availability for passengers and freight operators.The previous principal contractor for the Oxford Corridor project went into liquidation in 2018, consequently jeopardising planned operations at the time. Without an effective solution, the potential impact would have been operational delays, increased project costs, mass workforce redundancies and failure to meet key strategic project milestones.The Solution:With the involuntary change in the contract landscape, Network Rail became the principal contractor and formed the Western Enhancement Delivery (WED) division and Ganymede was appointed by WED as the primary labour supplier for the project.To enable a smooth integration within the 21-day time frame, Ganymede needed to win the hearts and minds of the incumbent workforce who were in turmoil with the uncertainty surrounding their positions. Equally, it required the creation of a new account management / resource team who could implement robust resource plans to meet the intended skilled labour uplifts for the duration of the project but, namely to meet the non-standard blockade programmed in four weeks after the resource contract was taken over by Ganymede.Key Facts:Ganymede integrated an incumbent workforce of over 60 individuals, completed relevant compliance checks, developed a training programme and provided a fleet of vehicles including telematics and driver induction/training, all within the project’s tight timescale of 21-days.Ganymede helped to deliver four successful commissionings over three blockades for a new track layout and signalling system. The project included a mixture of track and civil works including track renewals, station refurbishment, piling and end wall construction, demolition, track formation and acoustic barrier installation. At peak we were regularly deploying and managing over 150 personnel at the project in Oxford.All works were delivered without any lost time accidents or incidents. Including the delivery of a major 21-day blockade that required a 150% uplift of resources.Following on from the Oxford Corridor Project, Ganymede continues to support Network Rail (WED) with resources on other projects.Value Added:An integrated Oxford delivery structure was created by key figures from Ganymede and Network Rail senior management team. The newly created dedicated account management team held a series of consultation events at the project depot. This helped allay any fears the project team had and introduced all the operatives to Ganymede. These events were pivotal in outlining the opportunities on the project, our plans as a business moving forward and the expectations from passengers.The programme involved a 21-day implementation time-frame for Ganymede to compliantly ensure the smooth integration of the incumbent workforce. Over 60 individuals were consulted and contracted to Ganymede resulting in no losses of any jobs. The Ganymede fleet department successfully sourced a large fleet of vehicles on to the project through our supply chain, ensuring business as usual from day one of the newly formed collaboration.As part of the staff transition / integration process and in preparation to the forthcoming planned blockade, we held a series of Safety Moment events. This enabled us to embed our safety culture, identify any skills gaps and develop a dedicated training programme.Fundamental to the blockade’s success, was the fact we ensured every shift had internal resource management or our safety team on site. Part of the process also included site update reports every 12 hours to the WED project team. The report outlined real time progress with information on planned work against programme, resource updates, safety close call reporting and resolution, safety status and potential contingency requirements.The ResultThrough a positive safety culture and a passionate resourceful attitude, the Oxford Corridor project was a major success. More importantly, all works were delivered without any lost time accidents or incidents, there were no overruns throughout the life of the project and all the works were delivered on time and within budget.Following on from the success of the Oxford Corridor Project, Ganymede continue to support the WED project team with resources for their ongoing projects.“As you know we completed what we can only be described as a significant piece of work in the Oxford area. We delivered a major milestone in the project successfully and with very few real issues. The professionalism on the WED team has been excellence and the attitudes great. I’m really proud of what we have all achieved as a team and am really grateful to you all. On the Whole I’ve been really impressed with the Ganymede team in taking on the mantel since Carillion’s demise and supporting Network Rail with the continued delivery of the Oxford project. I’ve found everybody in Ganymede has wanted to help an support that delivery and resolve any issues quickly. You should all be really proud of this team, well done and thank you.” Senior Programme Manager, Western Enhancements Delivery – Network RailGet in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
AMCO Case Study
Ganymede were awarded a nationwide framework agreement for AMCO in April 2012, and were given a 7 day turnaround to become sole supplier for the safety critical resources for the LNE and East Midlands regions. In addition to this Ganymede had to procure key personnel who were identified by the AMCO senior management.The Solution:Ganymede have proved they have the skilled resources and management structure to find the necessary personnel required and work diligently alongside AMCO and our various other clients to ensure all objectives are met and no contract suffers as a result of peak requirements.Key Facts:Major projects have included the Hatfield Landslide, Hexham station refurbishment, Adwick le Street refurbishment, Claycross tunnel repairs, Skipton station refurbishment and Whitwell tunnel surveys.There is a continual variation in the resource requirements and this could range from 20 – 160 safety critical operatives of various disciplines weekly (Average 50-60).The Result:As a result of our success the business expanded fourfold in just over a year. Subsequently, the partnership is continually developing and we have now branched into the Western region namely the Southwest.Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
Babcock Rail (CLIP) Case Study
Ganymede, have succeeded in forging strong contract relations nationally, with Babcock Rail throughout their rail civils projects and plain line renewals contracts. Babcock is one of the principal contractors for plain line track renewals and delivers a multimillion pound programme of works to strict delivery deadlines, within a tight budget for Network Rail Infrastructure Projects. From our early contract, back in 2008 working on the Erewash project, to playing a major role in the implementation of the Contingency Labour Integration programme (CLIP). Ganymede has always prided ourselves on being a partner of choice and a trusted supplier.Client:Babcock RailChallenge:Both Babcock & Network Rail’s vision for CLIP was to deliver a self-sustainable experienced workforce that could deliver all the plain line renewals requirements throughout the peaks and the troughs within the predominantly weekend scheduled work programme. It was identified from the onset that this could only be achieved by a joint approach from the four core labour suppliers of contingent labour to Network Rail. Consequently, the brief was straightforward, Babcock were moving from their current supply chain and Ganymede alongside our partners were expected to cover the requirements of 300 plus operatives of varying skills within a four-week period.To make it work Ganymede’s role in CLIP was to assist Babcock in co-ordinating a series of high level and operational meetings so, all four core suppliers could facilitate and implement a deliverable integration programme for labour for the Babcock renewals programme in Wessex.Key Challenges:Change management programme – Integration of the new supply chainDisproportion in requirements, predominantly weekend onlySpike in the programmeUplift in DC third rail strapping teamsMaintaining a sustainable workforceFatigue managementSolution:Testimony to Ganymede’s industry knowledge and the trust shown by Babcock in our operational capabilities we were placed in a lead position alongside the Babcock resource team. We were tasked with identifying a sustainable split of work within the programme and implementing a robust deliverable programme of works across our supply chain partner’s that was in line with each of the company’s capabilities. We set about introducing a series of planning and review meetings to continually monitor progress through every stage of the programme. Following the planning meetings, and in agreement with each supply partner we compiled a comprehensive resource programme which was handed to the Babcock management team for verification and sign off.Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
Network Rail - Labour Supply Case Study
Ganymede’s initial partnership with Network Rail began in 1998 with only a small team of 15 workers in and around London. As a testament to the commitment, collaboration and subsequent success of this partnership, Ganymede have managed to continually grow year on year to become one of the largest suppliers of contingent labour to Network Rail. Ganymede is the primary supplier of contingent labour in the LNE North, Wales, Western and Wessex Regions and secondary supplier in the East Midlands region.We believe our success is down to a collaborative approach and the trust shown by Network Rail, who have always been very clear about their key objectives and their expectations of shared goals. Our ability to work in synergy with Network Rail to understand their critical core business needs and the capability to use this knowledge so, we could find the most effective solution for their labour requirements has helped build a mutual trust and interdependency between our two organisations. Because of this approach, we were proud to be awarded a long-term contract in 2015 as a primary supplier of contingent labour Network Rail, resulting in more than 1500 primary sponsored multi-skilled workers of all disciplines deployed nationally daily.Our solution involves the supply and management of a skilled and experienced workforce nationwide including the management of fleet, logistics, tools and equipment. We are involved in all aspects of the workforce management solution from initial recruitment and selection, through training, competency management, career development, planning and allocation along with on-site auditing of quality and health and safety performance.For Ganymede, it has always been about the people; our clients, our management teams & most importantly our skilled workforce. The industry knowledge of our management team and the experience of our core workforce have helped Ganymede gain recognition as an industry leader and innovator.Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Job in Rail Freight
Rail freight contributes £1.7bn to the economy and plays a huge part in reducing congestion and carbon emissions. Freight trains transport £30bn of goods each year, a quarter of which is made up of construction materials.The importance of a more sustainable environment paired with the potential rising cost of exporting post-Brexit means that rail freight usage is likely to increase significantly over the coming years.We’ve spoken to Maggie Simpson, Executive Director of the Rail Freight Group, about what a career in the sector is like and why you should consider rail freight when looking for your next role. Maggie’s 5 reasons why rail freight should be your next career choice are:1. You’ll support businesses right across the economyRail freight works for businesses in many different parts of our economy. We move retail products from warehouses to supermarket shelves and imported and exported goods to and from the ports. We carry a quarter of all the shipping containers that come into the country which can contain anything from the latest designer clothes and electronics, to car parts to scrap metal. We move stone and cement for the construction industry to help build the homes, schools and offices we all need. We move cars, petrochemicals, steel, waste, letters and parcels, aviation fuel and even shellfish. When you work in rail freight you really get to understand what makes our economy tick! 2. You help improve the environmentMoving goods by rail makes a significant contribution to the environment. Each of our trains can remove up to 76 lorries from road transport, even more for some of our longest and heaviest services. In doing so, we help reduce road congestion and thus improve road safety, and we produce 76% less carbon dioxide than the equivalent journey by road. However, the industry isn’t complacent, and we are working to see how we can further improve our emissions, with ‘auto start-stop’ technology now fitted to many locomotives to reduce fuel use. 3. You get to travel everywhereOur trains really do go everywhere! Rail freight services run over pretty much the whole network, for commercial customers or when we support Network Rail with engineering trains and seasonal services. From china clay services from Cornwall to supermarket products to Inverness, from containers from East Anglia to steel to South Wales we span the whole rail network, so you can travel across the country meeting customers and delivering services. 4. Investment in new services, facilities and technologyFreight train operators and our customers are investing and there are plans for even more. This includes new state of the art wagons and locomotives, rail linked terminals and technology and systems to revolutionise the business. We are always looking for new ideas too so if you bring skills from other areas there may well be a role for you too. 5. It’s fun!The rail freight sector can sometimes feel like a family, and people will always look out for each other. At Rail Freight Group we host a number of events to bring people together, including our famous Christmas Lunch for over 800 people. We’re making strides on gender equality, and opening up opportunities for apprentices and trainees. Why not take a look at what the sector can offer you?Rail freight jobsOpportunities in rail freight include jobs in engineering, maintenance, operations and many more. If you’re interested in finding out more about a career in rail freight or are looking for your next opportunity in the sector, view jobs below or contact us.CONTACT USVIEW JOBS
Rail Jobs: The Transferable Skills You Need to Work in Rail
This blog is perfect for engineers in another sector that are looking to get into the rolling stock industry, or Ex-Forces wanting to know more about working in rolling stock. We have outlined the four main transferable skills for rail that our clients look for during the recruitment process, so if you have ever questioned ‘what do I need to be an engineer in rail?’, keep reading to find out!It’s no secret that there is a shortage of skills in rail. In 2015, the government announced that it was launching 30,000 new apprenticeships to train the transport workers of the future. However, as the workload increases, the need for skilled workers has never been more evident. There are 4.7 million train journeys made each day in Great Britain, and this continues to increase. Rail passenger journeys are at their highest since the 1920’s, making it imperative that there are enough engineers employed in rolling stock maintenance to keep things running smoothly. Rolling stock refers to the vehicles used on the railway, and the industry presents a fantastic opportunity for those with transferable skills to launch a successful career working in railway technology.What do I need to work in rail?So, what are those transferable skills for rail? What do employers look for when hiring? And how can you start your career in an exciting and rapidly growing rail industry? 1. Engineering qualificationsRegardless of what industry you currently work in, you’ll be expected to hold a relevant qualification to be considered for a job within rolling stock. It’s best to focus on electrical instead of mechanical due to the change in technology on modern trains. Lindsay Warren, Principal Recruitment Specialist in rolling stock recommends: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (NVQ Level 3)Engineering Maintenance (NVQ Level 3)Railway Engineering (NVQ Level 3)2. FlexibilityRolling stock jobs, particularly contract/freelance, would expect a reasonable amount of flexibility. There are large operations taking place throughout the UK but it’s unlikely that the role would be on your doorstep and so you’d have to consider working away from home. Shifts can also include nights and unsociable hours, so flexibility is a must.3. Previous fault finding experienceIf you’ve worked in an in-depth fault-finding environment you could be a perfect match for rolling stock maintenance engineering. Finding a fault, identifying the problem, fixing it and then testing is highly desirable experience. Some of the industries this could be relevant to are: Armed Forces (REME, Royal Navy and RAF)AutomotiveAviation & AerospaceFactory Maintenance (production equipment including drives, motors, PLCs)4. AdaptabilityThe rail industry has changed massively over the years, the ‘boys club’ stigma of old is less prominent and the rolling stock environment is more diverse than it’s ever been. Technology is also shifting to modern electrical/electronic systems as part of the evolution towards a digital railway – these factors mean that you would need to be adaptable to change if moving from a different industry.Jobs in rail and rolling stockRail is growing at a rapid rate and it’s showing no sign of slowing down, so there’s never been a better time to consider rolling stock and rail engineering.Jobs in rolling stock engineering include Technicians, Testing and Commissioning, Electrical Fitters, Mechanical Fitters, and more senior positions such as Production Managers and Engineering Managers. Click below to view jobs in rail and rolling stock.VIEW JOBS IN RAIL
CP6: What do the Next 5 Years Mean for Rail?
April 2019 marked the launch of Network Rail’s Control Period 6. Often referred to as CP6, the strategic business plan outlines all rail projects, works and improvements to be delivered between 2019 and 2024.The number of rail journeys taken per year has doubled in the last 20 years, and it’s anticipated that passenger numbers will increase by 40% by 2040. Although this substantial growth is great news for Britain and its economy, it’s imperative that work is done to accommodate the increase in demand.Network Rail awarded more CP6 contracts in January 2019 and BAM Nuttall, AMCO, Osborne and QTS are amongst the companies chosen to complete the renewals and enhancements.What’s Happening in Network Rail’s CP6?Network Rail’s CP6 plan covers the whole of the UK and focuses on four key responsibilities – to run a safe, reliable, efficient and growing railway. Some of the headline numbers of the CP6 plan include 7,000 new carriages by 2021 that will provide over 6,400 new services.With this, Network Rail have targeted a 15% decrease in delays and improvement works to 178 stations that combined will result in a much better experience for passengers. The high-level summary of the plan says:“The new carriages will mean the retirement of some of the oldest trains on the network with rolling stock that has more seats, Wifi, power points, improved accessibility, and air-conditioning. As well as a smoother, quieter ride, there will be technology on the new carriages that can detect potential faults on the railway, meaning we can fix problems before they cause disruption to passengers.”The new and improved rolling stock will be provided by 11 train operating companies including Govia Thameslink Railway, ScotRail, Northern Rail and South Western.It’s estimated that £47bn will be spent during CP6 and in February Network Rail revealed more information on the funding plans for specific routes. The London North Western route is receiving the greatest proportion of funding, with £5.8bn planned for maintenance and renewals in the next 5 years to prepare for increased demand in London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester following HS2.The CP6 Frameworks are split between structures and building and enhancement. Structural improvements planned include over and under bridge renewals, coastal defences, tunnel works, and footbridge renewals. Building and enhancements are to include new stations, platform works, level crossing works and new depots. All of this work is designed to create a more reliable and sustainable railway and ultimately improve passenger experience.CP6 Jobs and Jobs in RailLooking for a new rail job? Ganymede is a rail recruitment agency, working closely with tier 1 contractors to recruit for CP6 across civil engineering and commercial. Roles available include Project Managers, Site Agents, Senior Engineers, Commercial Managers, Quantity Surveyors, and many others.To see a full list of our current rail jobs, click the button below.VIEW JOBS IN RAIL
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