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.
Labour Supply: As one of the leading suppliers of contingent labour services in the industry, our contingent labour services include the recruitment, training and workforce management of safety-critical personnel from our strategically located offices across the UK, 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.
Contract Recruitment: As well as compliant contract recruitment, we provide payroll solutions and a unique IR35 assessment service designed to protect our clients and contractors.
Permanent Recruitment: Both our contract and permanent recruitment divisions have expertise across both white and blue collar specialisms. Ganymede's permanent recruitment processes help you find the best talent for your business.
Executive Search: Our executive search service is completely tailored to the needs of your business. Added extras include advanced screening processes and psychometric testing.
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Train Presentation Supervisor (Day & Night Shifts) - Valid driving licence is a must!
£17 - 17 per hour
Job Title: Train Presentation Supervisor (Day & Night Shifts) – Valid driving licence is a must! Location: Yorkshire (Sheffield and Doncaster Stations and Holbeck Depots) Contract Length: 6-Month Initial Contract with the opportunity to join the company permanently. Interviews/Start Date: Conditional upon a successful interview, Medical, and Drug & Alcohol Test Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with one of the UK's most esteemed and dynamic Train Operating Companies? Elevate your career by joining our professional Train Presentation Team in the Yorkshire region, where you play a pivotal role in overseeing and managing the teams at Sheffield and Doncaster Stations and Holbeck Depots (35-40 staff members between team leaders and other train presentation operative) to ensure the cleanliness, appearance, and overall presentation of trains for passengers’ service. Take this golden opportunity to step into the thriving rail industry, where a world of career possibilities awaits! Exciting opportunity to become a permanent staff member after the initial contract! About the Role: As a Train Presentation Supervisor, you'll be at the helm, leading and mentoring a dedicated team of Train Cleaners. Your mission: to uphold impeccable cleanliness standards within the industry. Your tasks will include: Supervise and lead the Train presentation teams at Sheffield and Doncaster Stations and Holbeck Depot. Provide guidance, support, and motivation to ensure a consistent and efficient working environment. Delegate tasks and responsibilities among the team, ensuring each member understands their role in maintaining the cleanliness and presentation of the trains. Ensuring staff members meet high standards of cleanliness and presentation by conducting regular inspections of trains. Ensure compliance with established cleanliness protocols and safety standards. Foster a culture of continuous learning and skill development. Oversee the stock of cleaning supplies and equipment. Ensure that the team has the necessary tools and resources to perform their duties effectively. Manage resources and budgets for the 3 teams. Address and resolve any issues related to train cleanliness or presentation promptly. Investigate and respond to passenger feedback or complaints regarding the condition of trains. Maintaining a safe and organized work environment. A valid driving licence is required for this role, as the candidate selected would have to drive a company Van to Sheffield, Doncaster and Holbeck Depots! The Successful Candidate: We're on the lookout for an individual who will play a vital role in maintaining a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for passengers by leading a dedicated team and ensuring adherence to established standards and procedures. While Team Leading experience is a plus, we welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds in operational and facilities management or similar fields. Requirements: You're punctual, dependable, and available to work day and night shifts, on a roster pattern that includes weekdays and weekends. Overtime opportunities may be available. Rate of Pay: Every hour worked: £16.80 p/h. What Happens Next? For further details about this role, please reach out to Karla Delczeg at email@example.com. After receiving your application, we'll review it promptly. If you're a match, you'll be invited to participate in a solo interview. Successful candidates will then proceed to a medical and drug & alcohol test to ensure a safe and compliant workplace. Join Ganymede Solutions in shaping the future of transportation! We specialize in Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Civil, Transportation, and general Engineering recruitment for both permanent and contract positions. For more opportunities like this one, visit our website. Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation
Field Service Engineer
£38480 - 38480 per year Benefits
Field Service Engineer (Diesel Engines) Enfield £38,480 per annum + Company Van + Fuel Card + laptop + mobile + Overtime available + Paid Door to Door Are you an experienced engineer who enjoys working with your customers to solve engineering problems? Do you have the engineering and commercial know-how to effectively represent a global leading brand? If so, you should continue reading… The Company You will be joining an organisation synonymous with engineering excellence, developing leading power generation technology solutions for customers in the marine, construction, agricultural, rail and defence sectors (amongst others). A genuine leader in their field, this company provides comprehensive training for the engineers, to reflect the developing and emerging technology in its product range. Customer relationships are key, hence the Service Engineer we are looking for will have a clear track record of delivering added value services in client facing roles. The Ideal Candidate You will be experienced in both the mechanical and electrical maintenance of diesel engines and / or propulsion systems and associated electrical control technology, ECU’s (Electronic control unit). Qualified to NVQ3 as a minimum you will have demonstrable experience of fault diagnostics and remote diagnostics and conditioning. Working in the customer location that is a highly safety critical environment, you will be required to undertake pre-employment checks including medicals, drug and alcohol screens Due to the nature of the role, we welcome applications from the ex-forces personnel, such as RAF, Royal Navy or British Army, or experienced engineers within Marine, Rail, Automotive, HGV or Bus sector. This is a fantastic opportunity to move your career towards the Rail sector! The Role As the Rail Service Engineer, you’ll be carrying out fault diagnostics on modern diesel engines, downloading data, ECU (Electric Control Unit) familiarity. Fully product training will be provided as Service Engineers are responsible as product experts for ensuring performance and availability for the diesel engines in the rolling stock. Whilst hands on work, at the heart of this role is being able to undertake remote diagnostic work to obtain, evaluate and interpret data to identify likely faults before physically seeing the engine. This represents intermediate fault-finding activity and fault resolution courtesy of effective condition monitoring. The Salary Basic salary of £38,480 per annum. This is a field based role, main location is North London, Paid DOOR TO DOOR, Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm, 40 hours a week, Company Van, Fuel Card, 25 Days holiday + BH, Attractive pension scheme up to 15% contribution, private medical and other big company benefits are offered as standard. Any hours over 40 a week you are paid time and a half, and double time on Sunday If you are passionate about providing exceptional customer service within a Rail Field Service Engineer role and can offer the knowledge and flexibility the role requires, get in touch for immediate interview! Either email your CV to Natasha.Higgins@ganymedesolutions.co.uk or call 07814890976 to discuss Please note – you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK to be considered for this position Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation
£16 - 16 per hour
Admin Assistant Contract Length: - 3 months rolling contract. Location: - Doncaster Rate: - £16 per hour PAYE Role Description A vacancy has arisen for an Administrative Assistant to join a main contractor that specialises in Rail, Construction and Civil Engineering. The hours of work can be Monday to Friday 8am-4pm or part time three days per week. Duties and responsibilities will include: - Providing technical and clerical support with the preparation of reports on business performance, programmes of work and improvement initiatives Locating and collating data, records, and other information as required. Creating and managing Excel spreadsheets for tracking costs and making sure projects stay within budget. Health and Safety file creation Supporting the SPM with monthly business review presentations Assisting with meetings as required, tracking minutes and actions. Carrying out checks on fire and safety equipment Scanning and filing site delivery and collection documents Emailing briefing documents to relevant parties Required experience. Good communication skills, written and verbal. Good interpersonal, influencing and organisation skills. Good Microsoft Office 365 skills Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills Excellent time management Available to start on a week’s notice (ideally) 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. Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation
Temporary Works Coordinator
£400 - 500 per day
Temporary Works Coordinator £400-£500 per day (inside IR35) 6 months rolling contract. Manchester A proficient Temporary Works Coordinator is sought to join our client, headquartered in Manchester, specialising in rail civil engineering projects throughout the United Kingdom. Key Responsibilities: As a Temporary Works Coordinator, you will be at the forefront of ensuring the smooth coordination and execution of Temporary Works across the construction site. Your responsibilities will include: Overseeing the coordination of Temporary Works across the construction site, irrespective of the contractor. Serving as the single point of contact for the provision and receipt of Temporary Work information. Coordinating with all contractor and subcontractor Temporary Works Coordinators and Supervisors. Maintaining an up-to-date Master Register of Temporary Works, identifying, and addressing all temporary work requirements. Authorising the loading and unloading of temporary works, as well as issuing permits for control. Collaborating with the project team to ensure accurate design briefs that reflect the actual on-site situation. Conducting design checks by competent authorities not involved in the original design. Formalising inspection and test plans, along with quality control checklists, to verify Temporary Works compliance with certified design standards. Performing thorough checks upon completion of Temporary Works to confirm no adverse effects on Permanent Works, with certification signed by relevant authorities. Qualifications and Requirements: To excel in this role, we are looking for individuals with: Previous experience as a Temporary Works Coordinator on a project of a similar scale and complexity. Current CITB Temporary Works Coordinator certification. Working knowledge of Temporary work management procedures, particularly BS:5975. Experience in design and/or engineering management. A degree in civil engineering or equivalent is desirable. Proven knowledge of Rail standards and approval processes is highly advantageous. Working knowledge of the CDM 2015 Regulations, especially the Designer and Principal contractor roles. Chartership or incorporation with IStructE, ICE, or other appropriate professional body. 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. Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation
Health & Safety Manager
£55000 - 60000 per year £5k car allowance
HSQE Manager Leeds Up to £60,000 per annum + £5k car allowance Are you looking for your next step within your H&S career? Ganymede are working exclusively with an expanding Rail Contractor, looking to grow their Health and Safety team in their Leeds office. The organisation provides Design and Build Project solutions to multiple depot clients nationwide, solutions provided include Civil Engineering, Construction, M&E, E&P, Track, S&C and Specialist Plant Works. Therefore, keen to for an experienced HSQE professional from the Rail sector to join their team! About you You will be responsible for taking the Lead on all HSQE aspects concerning the Rail business. You will be the person everyone will go to for advice and guidance concerning all H&S aspects for the organisation, while also working closely with Network Rail to ensure the organisation also adheres to their HSQE policies, standards, procedures, and licenses. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Management Systems and be key in maintaining the standards across the project. You will be responsible for investigating incidents onsite. You will also have the opportunity to provide your Health and Safety expertise when tendering for further works in the future. The Requirements As well as being self-motivated with a pro-active approach and have experience of working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines within the Rail sector, it is also required that you have the following; NEBOSH Certification. Proven experience in HSQE management, preferably in the railway or transportation industry, with a focus on rail/depot projects and operations. In-depth knowledge of HSQE regulations, standards, and best practices. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and leadership abilities. Renumeration Salary up to £60k + £5k car allowance, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, Company Pension Scheme APPLICATION PROCESS The client is looking to move quickly on this business-critical position, with interviews to commence 12th February, so if you feel that it could be the right move for you then don't hesitate to apply with the button on the page, or send a CV to Natasha.Higgins@ganymedesolutions.co.uk Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation
£22700 - 28000 per year
Resource Coordinator – Rail Ashford, Kent Up to £28,000 + bonus scheme, laptop, mobile phone, pension, life assurance, 25 days annual leave (+ opportunity to buy additional days), employee assistance programme, individual and team incentives + many other benefits. Ganymede Solutions is a leading provider of workforce services in the rail industry, and we are currently seeking a committed Resource Coordinator to join our well-established Rail office in Ashford, Kent. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with prior rail experience, who is eager to learn and progress their career within the industry. In this role, you will become and key member of our team, playing a crucial role in building upon existing relationships in the area and contributing to the success of our dynamic team. Who We Are Ganymede specialise in recruiting the best technical and engineering talent and providing complete workforce solutions to help build and maintain infrastructure and transportation for a wide range of UK clients. Our contingent labour services include the recruitment, training and workforce management of safety-critical personnel from our strategically located offices across the UK. The Role of Resource Coordinator In the role of Resource Coordinator, you will be responsible for fulfilling client requests by providing skilled contractors within designated timelines. You will act as a client liaison when needed and have the confidence to deliver effectively. Crucial to the role, you will build strong relationships and grow existing connections. You will be responsible for ensuring that all activities align with the company’s management systems and strictly adhere to HSQE policies. The Successful Candidate A Rail background is an essential for this role as well as experience working within a Recruitment department. You will use your experience to create your own network of candidates by reaching out to job seekers through advertising, job boards and professional networking sites. You will have proficient administration skills as well as candidate management experience. As a strong team player, you will be committed to achieving objectives for both clients and the team. If you are interested in finding out more about the role of Resource Coordinator, then get in touch today! Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation
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.
Joint employment initiative wins in Safer Communities Awards 2023
Joint employment initiative wins in Safer Communities Awards 2023 As part of our Being Socially Responsible core value, Ganymede have a commitment to ‘Employment as a Social Issue’. This means we collaboratively work with others in the industry to provide opportunities for those in hard-to-reach communities and utilise our local job knowledge to support people into work. Award winning On-Track Programme The On-Track Programme brings public and private entities intuitively together, taking unemployed through a cycle of mentoring, work experience, training before entering guaranteed Rail employment. The list of partnered bodies in the On-Track Programme include Ganymede Solutions; Absolute Training & Assessing Ltd; Probation Service; Cardiff City Council; Network Rail; Dyfodol; South Wales Police; Department for Work and Pensions. This work was recognised by The Safer Communities Awards for Wales, a national body which celebrates and showcases the work being undertaken across Wales to make communities better in multiple areas. On Thursday 30th November 2023 the inaugural Safer Communities Awards Ceremony was held at the Village Hotel, Swansea.Our programme was shortlisted in the Partnership category, which we were adjudged the winner. Stuart Fraser, Accounts Director for Ganymede said: “I am genuinely proud of our team in Wales and how Ganymede have been given the opportunity to be involved in such a worthy initiative alongside our training partner; Absolute Training & Assessing Ltd, who collaborated with the Probation Service; Cardiff City Council; Network Rail; Dyfodol; South Wales Police; Department for Work and Pensions.There is no doubt that all parties involved have been and will be a vital cog in the rehabilitation of these former offenders moreover, I am genuinely optimistic that our impact will help give the individuals included on the “On Track Programme” a true sense of purpose and a career in rail that has great development opportunities."
Ganymede Subcontractor Forum Winter 2023
Ganymede continue to strengthen Subcontractor Partnership with second collaborative eventFollowing the launch of this initiative in June 2023, we are delighted to share the success of our second Subcontractor Partnership event hosted at our head office, the Derby Conference Centre. As part of the Network Rail CP6 Contingent Labour framework and to encourage more work with SME’s, Ganymede have selected and approved a number of subcontractors to fulfil our obligations. With this in mind, we have developed a HSEQ and operational strategy with initiatives set to take us into CP7, with objectives through KPIs to measure our progress and achieve this aim.It is excellent to see how the Ganymede Subcontractor Partnership has developed since our initial event back in June, with such a high level of cooperation and engagement from so many within the supply chain. Oliver Wright, Operations Director of Ganymede Rail said: "I am delighted to express my utmost satisfaction with the sub-contractor forum we held this week. The level of engagement and active participation from everyone involved was truly commendable. It was great to witness the collective dedication and commitment towards our shared goals. I am confident that this forum has paved the way for even greater collaboration and success in the future. Thank you all for making this day a resounding success."We are passionate about further strengthening this collaboration, so for this forum we invited Ash Construction Group, Lightfoot and Safeaid to contribute.Tony Allday, National Labour & Recruitment Director of Ash Construction Group said: "It was a pleasure to be included in the day. We found it very insightful, and we hope that the collaborative working and innovation we are all working on together is starting to come to fruition for the benefit of everyone involved." Thank you to all those who attended this event, we trust you found the day worthwhile and look forward to hosting our next event in 2024.
Safety First Newsletter - Summer 2023
The Summer 2023 edition of Safety First, Ganymede’s quarterly safety newsletter is now available to read.In this edition we focus on:Lessons LearntSimplification of NR/L2/OHS/019 Safety of People at Work on or Near the Line: Issue 12Electrical Safety Step UpSpotlight on SafetyClose Call ReportingUnderstanding the RailwayAbbreviations of Railway organisations and associationsEventsGanymede Subcontractor ForumSummer 2023 Safety MomentsRail Safety WeekRail LiveHealth and WellbeingDehydrationSummer working remindersThe Samarathon Read the Summer 2023 Safety First Newsletter hereAs always, we trust you will find the newsletter useful and engaging. If you have any questions or feedback after reading this edition of Safety First, please don't hesitate to get in touch using the form below.
Safety Moment Events - Summer 2023
Ganymede are delighted to share the success of our Summer 2023 Safety Moment events Taking place across the UK in Scotland, Kent, Wales and Doncaster, Ganymede Safety Moment events are held once a quarter and give our rail operatives the opportunity to hear about the latest safety initiatives and industry messages. We also use these events to encourage our workforce to #SpeakUp, ask questions and voice their thoughts and any concerns.The focus of our Summer 2023 Safety Moments was around our #SpeakUp and encouraging Close Call reporting. We also explained the importance of reporting accidents and incidents immediately to Ganymede and briefed our operatives on the fair culture and how it is used to protect any individuals involved, ensuring any actions implemented are fair.We also briefed the Network Rail Electrical Step Up to Safety. The Electrical Safety Step-Up is part of the wider Culture Industry Approach strategy to address cultural change and recommendations from recent electrical incidents around both the overhead line and conductor rail electrification systems.”As always, it was pleasing to see an excellent turn out for these events, and it is fantastic to see just how engaged our operatives are in our Safety First, Safety Always ethos.Gary Lobue, Head of HSEQ said of the events:“It was well worth the visits and the time spent at our local offices meeting many of our workers to share our safety, health and wellbeing initiatives and messages through the promotion of our Speak Up campaign.I don’t think you can beat face to face engagement with your frontline workforce, who are the most valuable persons within any business. Meeting these individuals brought out all the passion and emotion that I have for their safety, as honest conversations and discussions developed between us all ensuring 2-way communications were achieved throughout."We trust all attendees found the sessions useful and engaging. As a business we are committed to raising awareness and sharing safety messages to our workforce to help keep everyone safe so the value in these sessions cannot be understated.The next series of Safety Moment events will resume in the Autumn.
Ganymede North & Midlands Open Day
Due to new and exciting contract rewards, the Ganymede North & Midlands team are holding a Rail Recruitment dayThanks to a successful first half of the year and an increasing demand for our services, Ganymede Rail are hosting a Recruitment Open day at our South Yorkshire office to welcome new operatives to the team. Whether you are experienced in the industry or have recently started your career in rail, we have multiple opportunities available covering the following disciplines:PTS Track Operatives Safety Critical Staff Track Gangs Machine Controllers Crane ControllersEvent details:Date: Wednesday 26th July Time: 10:00 - 14:00Address: Ganymede, Century Park Network Centre, Manvers, S63 5DEIf you're interested, please don't hesitate to come and meet the team. Use the form below to sign up today and our Resource Manager Jonty Ackerley will be in touch to confirm. If you have any questions about the day, please contact Jonty on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07597 074 159.
Ganymede Subcontractor Forum Summer 2023
Ganymede host successful Subcontractor Forum to further develop a collaborative approach with our supply chain As part of the Network Rail CP6 Contingent Labour framework and to encourage more work with SME’s, Ganymede have selected and approved a number of subcontractors to fulfil our obligations and have thus had a successful 18 month start to the contract. With this in mind, we have developed a HSEQ and operational strategy with initiatives set to take us into CP7, with objectives through KPIs to measure our progress and achieve this aim. To ensure collaborative working and the sharing of best practices moving forward, we hosted a Ganymede Subcontractor Forum held at our Head Office, The Derby Conference Centre. We wanted to take the time to discuss our recent successes regarding safety and operational performance, as well as have an interaction session regarding any areas of improvement. It was great to have the opportunity to meet with our supply chain face to face, as well as give our subcontractors the platform to present their thoughts on how we can safely grow our Contingent Labour supply to Network Rail together. Gary Lobue, Head of HSEQ explains: “This was an excellent turnout for what was our first Subcontractor Forum and we couldn’t have wished for a more successful event. I was privileged to share our company values and our HSEQ Strategy with everyone, it was so refreshing to experience the enthusiasm everyone had for working together and sharing best practice. I would like to thank everyone that attended for their engagement and participation on the day and their commitment to work together with Ganymede to meet our joint objective of the safety, health and wellbeing of our frontline workforce.” Donna-Marie Burton, Programme Commercial Manager (Southern Region Routes) attended on behalf of Network Rail and said of the event: “As a Senior Leader within Network Rail Southern Region, it was a pleasure to take part in Ganymede’s very first Subcontractor Forum. I have to say, it was a well organised and much needed event, creating the opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and valuable insights along the way. I was most impressed to watch the forum really come together, demonstrating the willingness and ability to collaborate with each other in order to achieve the end result, which is something we can all learn from.We’ve come along way since the mobilisation of Front Line Labour contract and that hard work and determination needs to be acknowledged. However the energy, enthusiasm and engagement across the room was clear to see, and I look forward to see how this progresses this forward to the next stage.Thank you for being open and honest with your discussions, even with myself as the client in the room. I hope my presence not only supplied the opportunity to answer some much needed questions, but also demonstrated the collaborative partnership between NR Southern Region and Ganymede across the Kent and Sussex Routes. I look forward to the next event.”We look forward to hosting our second Subcontractor Forum towards the end of 2023 to review our progress and further develop a collaborative approach to delivery and HSEQ within our supply chain.
Our team at Terex found the Ganymede Connect extremely helpful towards filling one of our recent vacant roles. The video software gave us the opportunity to be involved right from the beginning and have increased visibility and control of the shortlisting process. The video screening was not only super-fast and efficient but also made the whole experience a lot more personal and interactive. I would definitely recommend it for any business and candidates who want to make the most out of the process
Ganymede Connect makes the recruitment process so much easier. Having candidate interviews available to view remotely means the selection process becomes vastly more efficient. No longer do the Interviewers have to be together in one place, reducing the need to coordinate diaries. Candidate interviews can also be tailored to answer the specific questions relating to the assignment, making the selection process much quicker. Simply put, Ganymede Connect is a game-changer for staff recruitment