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.
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£300 - 300 per day
Site Supervisor £300 per shift (Umb or PAYE) 6 Month Contract North West Role Description The Site Supervisor role includes: Overseeing the workforce on site including sub-contractors Working to method statements Amending risk assessments and site paperwork where required Ordering of plant and materials Site diaries Toolbox talks Role Requirements Proven Site Supervisor within the Rail sector Valid PTS Holder of a SSSTS or SMSTS Certificate Able to work nights and weekends Based in the North West UK driving licence and own vehicle Employer Profile: The organisation operates across the UK specialising in Rail, Construction and Build projects. This company is constantly growing through major projects and frameworks. If you are interested in applying for this role, please forward your CV to email@example.com or call 07787 289264 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. 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
Asset Manager - Telecoms
£40000 - 47000 per year free travel
Asset Manager - Telecoms East Midlands Up to £47,000 per annum + Free Public Transport + 7.5% pension Are you ready to step into a role where the company will push you to your full potential? The Company This excellent opportunity with an award-winning rail company, servicing customers within the East Midlands. This company have customer service at the forefront of their actions and looking for an exceptional individual to join their thriving team. The Role As the Asset Manager, you will be joining a small but very experienced team, providing support covering all aspects concerning of Telecommunication assets across the network. This will include managing the delivery of maintenance, performance and renewals of all assets in power distribution, OLE, signalling and communications in accordance with the Asset Management Strategy. Manage the budget and spares for the asset groups as well as supervise and instruct suitably qualified and competent personnel (including contractors) in undertaking allocated tasks. Ensure that technical standards and work activities give the safety of staff and passengers utmost priority by cultivating and promoting a strong safety culture – both on and off track. Prepare monthly management and budget reports. Be on call 1 week in 6. The Requirements Experience of maintaining assets within the Rail sector, such as telecoms. Good knowledge of current power and electrical standards and legislation within rail. Understand electrical and mechanical engineering schematics drawings. Experience of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems and Asset Management HNC or equivalent with intent to work towards level 6 (degree) qualification Signal Maintenance Testing High Voltage Authorised Person IOSH Managing Safely or NEBOSH General Certificate qualification BS 7671 Electrical Installation Testing The Salary Salary up to £47k + 7.5% Pension + Free & Discounted Rail Travel + Healthcare + Range of flexible benefits + 25 Days Holiday + BH APPLICATION PROCESS If you’re ready to submit your application this Asset Manager role click apply below or send your CV direct to Natasha.Higgins@GanymedeSolutions.co.uk If you’re on the fence and want some more information or don’t yet have an up-to-date CV please give me a call on 07814890976 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
Project Engineer CRE
£50000 - 60000 per year
Project Engineer CRE Birmingham £50,000 - £59,000 A main contractor who’s renowned for significant investment into their employees, have a brilliant opportunity for a CRE accredited Project engineer to join their business and work on a portfolio of rail projects across the West Midlands region. With an aim to create an exciting place to work whilst executing the job well, you can guarantee you’ll be joining an award-winning company which will provide you with a fulfilling career and a successful future. This company have seen tremendous growth over the last few years, becoming one of the most recognisable contractors in the rail industry. Having earnt a status as a contractor who deliver work with the utmost speed and quality, their clients consistently award them heaps of work. The Opportunity Working at the early GRIP stages of rail infrastructure projects on the CP6 Framework, you will see yourself working with the Regional Engineering Manager to increase the Engineering competency and capability of the region as well as providing technical support and assurance to the project cycle by carrying out the role of CRE. As CRE, you will have great focus on bringing innovation and challenge to the design process, supporting development throughout the planning and construction phases of individual schemes. What is expected of me as Project Engineer CRE? Work with the pre-construction team to provide support in the appointment of design consultants and work together to carry out the evaluation of clients remits and/or CR-T documentation to ascertain the correct levels of design deliverables and the identification of multi-disciplinary interfaces. Engage with the Project Team to provide support as required throughout the design cycle. Working with project CEM’s and the Project Manager, input into the design process and challenge to arrive at the optimum design solution. Carry out duties of Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) on projects (where appointed) and advise project teams on the identification, design and management of temporary works. Carry out targeted CRE audits and site inspections to monitor engineering, quality and safety performance and report findings via Alcumus system. The Company As one of the UK’s fastest growing private contractors, you can be assured to be joining a company saturated with success. Winning contractual awards and industry awards year upon year, the turnover in the business is ever increasing and thanking their employees with exceptional career opportunities and rewards is one of the ways they epitomize their values. With divisions in both Rail and Construction, the company’s workload stretches across the UK and includes huge schemes for Network rail as well as an extensive portfolio of large civil engineering projects so you can be assured that you’ll always have a busy workload to get your teeth gripped into. Package: For this position, the company is offering a basic salary £50,000 to £60,000 per annum dependant on experience, the choice of a company car or car allowance, 26 days holiday + bank holidays with two optional charity days and the option to buy more holidays, funding and support with professional memberships, 4.5% matched pension rising to 7.5%, Life assurance and an Agile working policy. On top of this generous package, you can expect to join a company that truly take extra care with their employees and have a proven track record of rewarding people in their career. About you It is a given that you’ll have acted as a CRE for Construction on Rail infrastructure projects within a main contractor environment. You could either come from a Site background or a Design Management background, as long as you have a proven track record of working at early grip stages of projects and liaising heavily with designers on buildability. Ideally, you’ll be somebody with clear, long-term career goals as the culture is a driven environment that persuades people to move up the ladder - in this case up to a CEM! BSc in Civil engineering beneficial You can either apply directly or email your CV to Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org. Following your application shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview. 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
£40000 - 45000 per year
Site Manager £40,000 - £45,000 + Company car or car allowance Yorkshire LNE Are you a Site Manager firmly in need of a new and exciting challenge which will provide you with an abundance of work across the rail industry? Or perhaps you are looking for your route into an esteemed main contractor who turnover hundreds of millions worth of work year on year? If so, then keep reading because this award-winning company have an opportunity for you to join their rail division and get stuck into their busy pipeline. The Opportunity You will be working across several sites based around the Yorkshire region and will take charge of the day-to-day Site management, set up, upkeep and any temporary works that are involved. The projects will mainly consist of smaller scale works on a high turnover basis – works will consist of rail civil engineering works such as culverts, bridges etc. The team and workload within this company are growing rapidly, so this is a fantastic opportunity for somebody keen to progress into Project Management down the line. What is expected from me as Site Manager? You will manage all site processes such as maintaining accurate records and submitting weekly reports. You will play a key part in liaising with the public, local council officials, and key rail clients. You will carry out site induction for all site personnel and visitors. You will carry out routine checks and record information in accordance with company procedures. Carry out daily whiteboard meetings The Company Established as a key supplier to some of infrastructures biggest clients, you will be joining a Tier 1, award-winning provider of engineering services into the environmental, rail, highways, waterways, and utilities sectors. This company turnover more than £300million a year and are recognised as being helpful, professional, and innovative contractors. As part of this team, you will be expected to lead continuous improvement initiatives that will increase engagement and profile with key customers that optimise works delivery. This is key to the spirit of this organisations culture, where safety of its workforce is naturally it’s number one priority, followed by teamwork and providing opportunity for real career growth. Package: The company are offering a package of £40,000 - £45,000 basic per annum, company car or car allowance, 25 days holiday, travel and lodging fully expensed, generous overtime rates, Westfield Healthcare plan and 5% matched pension. With the position offering such a breadth of long-term work, somebody keen to progress within the company would be an ideal fit and you would be provided with a clear succession plan to your desired goals. About you It is essential that you’re somebody who is flexible to travel to a variety of sites around the Yorkshire region. You must be flexible to work 1 in every 2-3 weekends and nights and have a proven track record working on rail civil engineering projects. SSSTS/SMSTS and CSCS tickets are essential, technical qualification desirable. Next Steps? You can either apply directly or email your CV to Nicole.email@example.com. Following your application shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview. 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
£45000 - 50000 per year
Sub Agent Yorkshire LNE £45,000 - £50,000 + Company car/car allowance Are you a Sub agent feeling like your role is not providing you with the diversity of work to keep you on your toes?! With the company’s rail division boasting an immense work bank, this Sub agent role is positioned in the market for somebody to showcase their skills by helping lead a series of rail civil engineering projects (with a significant amount of culvert works). The Opportunity: This position will be based on small-medium sized projects throughout the Yorkshire region predominantly consisting of culverts, drainage, bridge repairs, and asset management projects. Turning over at a fast rate, you will pragmatically and successfully play a fundamental part in the project delivery across the framework. What is expected of me as Sub Agent? You will ensure daily and weekly planning of site works are being carried out, including assisting in the production of Risk Assessments, Work Package Plans, Inspection Test Plans, etc. Ensuring that in conjunction with the site teams, changes in the contract are identified, agreed, and effectively managed. Continuously monitoring the contract to ensure the client objectives are being met. You will supervise the works on site including labour, plant and subcontractors. Day-to-day management of sub-contractors and engineers as required. Setting out and surveying works on site when required. You will review and interpret project drawings and specification for site-based activity. You will provide formal report on contract progress to the Project and Contracts Managers. The Company Established as a key supplier to Network Rail amongst others, you will be joining an award-winning provider of engineering services into the rail, highways, waterways, and utilities sectors. Recognised as being helpful, professional, and innovative contractors, as part of this team you will be expected to lead continuous improvement initiatives that will increase engagement and profile with key customers that optimise works delivery. This is key to the spirit of this organisations culture, where safety of its workforce is naturally its number one priority, followed by teamwork and providing opportunity for real career growth. Remuneration and benefits A great benefits package is available consisting of £45,000 – £50,000 basic salary per annum, plus Company car or car allowance, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Private Medical Insurance etc. Additionally, you will part of a big named company who pride themselves on mentoring its employees to their maximum potentional, meaning you’ll consistently reap benefits of a long-term prosperous career. About you If you are a leader who excels in encouraging the best out of your team, developing partnerships with your customers and repeatedly gets the job done as per budgets and timescales, keep reading! As a Sub Agent delivering multidisciplinary works as part of a key framework in the rail sector it is a given that you will… Have vast experience in a fast-paced environment across small to medium rail projects that may include access for all schemes, asset maintenance or upgrades to bridges, stations, platforms, embankments, tunnels etc. Demonstrate clear experience of the contracting process and technical construction requirements to Network Rail standards. Hold HNC or above in Civil engineering Next Steps? You can either apply directly or email your CV to Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org. Following your application shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview. 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 and Safety Advisor
£20600 - 40000 per year
South East London
Health and Safety Advisor – Rail Midlands or South base, with travel around UK required NEBOSH (level 3) & PTS card required Up to £40,000 basic salary, Van & Fuel Card, Agile Working, 25 days Annual Leave, 3x basic salary Life Assurance, Green Emissions Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme plus many other perks and benefits. Ganymede are looking for a Health and Safety Advisor to join our team. The role can be based in either the Midlands or the South, but travel across the UK will be required. This is a pivotal position within our business, with this person responsible for the health, safety and welfare of our workforce in line with HASAWA requirements and its legislation. The successful candidate will be required to ensure the safe working of all our Sponsored Operatives carrying out their duties in line with Network Rail and Industry requirements. The successful candidate will have experience within the rail sector and be accredited in NEBOSH (level 3 minimum) and Personal Track Safety. Ganymede specialise in supplying large, trained workforces to undertake safety critical work across the infrastructure sector. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, alongside creating open and honest relationships with our clients. This enables us to deliver safe, reliable and efficient solutions exactly when it’s needed. The successful candidate will be an ambassador of this message, consistently and enthusiastically promoting the company’s safety initiatives, whilst delivering their workload to the highest of standards. Key Responsibilities The Health and Safety Advisors duties will include, but not be limited to; To carry out Site Safety Inspections and Safety Tours on client and Ganymede worksites. Carry out Internal Office Premises Inspections To promote health and safety throughout the workforce and offer any advice where required and solve any issues that may arise. To act as a Safety Ambassador for Ganymede driving behavioural safety to reduce the companies and clients AFR Prepare and deliver safety briefings to the workforce including full participation of Ganymede Safety Moment Events. To carry out investigations into accidents, incidents and near misses. Carrying out interviews and taking statements from operatives involved. Promote the Ganymede Close Call campaign. Record monitor and action Close Calls submitted. Produce and brief out any site specific risk assessments to the workforce also deliver the companies induction where required. Attend HSEQ meetings and Managers meetings and prepare health and safety presentations where required for the Head of HSEQ. Attend any Client Health and Safety Meetings and deputise at meetings for the Head of HSEQ where required. Assist with procedures/processes for health and safety including health surveillance, fatigue, mental health, drugs & alcohol and competence. Promote the company’s health and safety initiatives, including campaigns through the Newsletter and social media. Act as a company Safety Ambassador promoting Safety First Safety always and the other company values. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, contact our Talent Manager, Rachael Bailey-Frost 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.
Leading labour supplier to the rail industry converts used PPE/Workwear into Energy
Leading labour supplier to the rail industry converts used PPE / Workwear into EnergyGanymede Solutions continually look for new initiatives that support them in achieving their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, which includes considering environmental impact. As a leading supplier of labour to the rail industry, the sourcing, use and disposal of PPE/Workwear was a key area identified to support this strategy. Together with specialist rail PPE supplier, Safeaid, Ganymede Solutions considered the lifecycle of PPE/Workwear and implemented new recycling facilities. The goals were, firstly, to reduce the amount of PPE/Workwear that is not looked after properly and therefore disposed of before it needs to be. Then, to provide an alternative option to operatives and staff that prevents used clothing going into landfill. Through the recycling operation, instead of ending up in landfill, the shredded textiles are baled and sent on for further processing so that they become refuse derived fuel (RDF). This means that the textile shreds are incinerated to produce steam, which is converted into energy. An education into product lifecycle Ganymede Solutions will be providing learning resources to staff to ensure all PPE is looked after correctly and lasts for as long as possible. Furthermore, the process will be made as easy as possible for operatives to utilise this recycling scheme by having ‘drop and swap’ facilities in eight Ganymede locations across the UK, starting with its office in Wales. The aim is for 25% of staff to use the recycling facility throughout the first year. Gary Lobue, Head of HSEQ said of the new initiative: “We are absolutely thrilled to get this project off the ground, reducing waste to landfill is something we have been working on within our offices, but being able to provide this recycling service to our operatives and staff is fantastic and a testament to our dedication to our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.” Richard Bowen, Managing Director at Safeaid commented: “We are delighted to support Ganymede with PPE recycling facilities. As a business we’re committed to delivering environmentally responsible solutions to our customers to help them achieve their sustainability goals. These include our Signal carbon neutral PPE range which Ganymede also purchase for their workforce.”
Balfour Beatty Rail Safety Leaders Event
Balfour Beatty Rail Safety Leaders event provides reassurance that rail industry is moving in the right direction By Stuart FraserAccounts DirectorWell done Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR). It was great to be a part of the process for shaping how as a collective (BBR & their wider supply chain) from senior management down to the boots on the ballast can make the required step change to transform our safety culture for the better. I genuinely believe by training, developing, and empowering the chosen safety leaders who volunteered for the positions, we can make a difference to everyone’s safety and mental well-being. My only fear is how we keep momentum, there’s no doubt that after a powerful experiential day we all want to drive change. However, when we go back to our desks or site projects, we are focussed on the day-to-day tasks that are as vitally important in getting the job done and delivering our mantra of, “putting the passenger first”. To see first-hand the dedicated safety leaders, share their experiences and how they challenge each projects hot safety topics was fantastic. In fairness the day was filled with a mixture of emotions with Jason Anker sharing his heart-breaking accident and a life story of highs and lows that could have been scripted by Shakespeare himself.Speaking of Shakespeare and theatre springs to mind and on the day, there was a thought-provoking session where two actors aka Del & Rod used a common day to day issue to raise a close call. True to form as on most sites and to all our amusement, a large argument ensued between the pair that had all of us in the room in raptures of laughter. Probably as the issue was all too familiar but, more to do with the interaction and the barrage of abuse given to us as the audience as we tried to offer advice to them on how the close call should have been raised. Utilising our own emotional acumen and what we had discussed using the Human Aid process (Aid - Action, Impact, Do), that embraces two-way communication to get the individual breaching safety bought in and engaged. On a serious note, although there was humour added to a dangerous issue, what a great way to engage with the room. It helped bring real life instances to the forefront of everyone’s mind and reminded us of what pressures our teams on the front line must deal with.I genuinely believe the Balfour Beatty Safety Leadership programme is going to be a great success and Ganymede are proud to be able to support such a great initiative.On a wider note, and something the day has made me reflect on, is the fact on how we embrace the safety initiatives Balfour Beatty Rail and the wider rail industry is pushing to embed in all that we do, making safety a prerequisite, a habit, instinctual and not an afterthought? The truth is there is no hard and fast answer however, there is no doubting we need a cultural step change within all our organisations in the rail industry to change the behaviours at every level of our businesses. Nevertheless, this does not mean we cannot challenge the way we work so, with this in mind and a wider issue than the safety leadership programme. I for one would like to break the status quo and see one unified safety message for Zero Harm, Home Safe Every day, Free to be safe, Speak Up etc. We have worthy safety initiatives for each rail organisation, all with a powerful and righteous message to keep our people safe. Then again, I genuinely believe we are watering down the impact of these powerful messages with all the various nuances on safety from organisation to organisation. Which recalls, one of the quotes that stuck with me from yesterday, “The absence of accidents does not mean the existence of safety”.An example of these good safety initiatives that is intended to keep safety at the forefront and make us safer on site, is the introduction of the safety application for your smart phones. An inspirational idea if there was solely one application for the rail industry. Sadly, we are confusing the issue with the introduction of these safety applications for every business, each with a separate number to call in your concerns or a separate close call process to raise safety concerns on site. All confusing the issue and blurring the lines for contracted staff who work for multiple organisations and make up a large quantity of the rail industry’s operational staff. With all this in mind, I keep asking myself, do I believe we are mature enough within the rail industry to drive one multi-organisational safety message, with one railway and one purpose in mind, “Zero Harm” with everyone home safe every day? The answer is always yes! But and it is a big but, how Nick Millington, Brian Painter, Mick Rayner, Mark Groombridge do we get the ORR, Network Rail to drive this with all the tier one contractors including Balfour Beatty Rail, to drive this forward? In truth neither Ganymede nor myself have the power to initiate this endeavour. However, we can and will keep asking the question and pushing for a integrated approach, so that one day there is a unified and consistent safety message across the rail industry.About the authorStuart Fraser is the Accounts Director at Ganymede SolutionsEmail: email@example.comMobile: 07766 255 482LinkedIn: Stuart Fraser
National Apprenticeship Week 2021
National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Taking place across the country, National Apprenticeship Week showcases how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds. Ganymede are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2021 to spotlight the amazing work done by our apprentices as well as to provide an insight into what the scheme involves.Apprenticeships are a great way to hit the ground running, learn relevant skills whilst also making a valuable contribution to the success of the organisation you are joining. On top of all this, you'll be earning whilst you learn and working towards receiving a qualification at the end of your scheme. If you are considering an apprenticeship but aren't sure what it might involve, we spoke to two of our apprentices, Andy Rowland and James Bacchus, to provide you with an insight into the Ganymede scheme: "Why did you want to do an apprenticeship?"Andy "I wanted to do an apprenticeship as I felt that I would gain more from it in the long run, as opposed to just paying for my PTS and trying to get work and progress on track that way. I believe that I will become more employable in the future with the experience, opportunities and tickets I have gained so far through the apprentice program." James "I chose the apprenticeship route as I realised what an opportunity it was and how many different tickets and qualifications I could achieve. As well as this, I also realised it was a great opportunity to help start a fantastic career within the railway.""What projects have you worked on with Ganymede?" Andy "So far, I have been involved in many Ganymede projects and have been putting to good use some of the tickets I have obtained, from using my Working at Heights to assist with a special project on a gantry where we were updating some safety railings, to operating the triple wacker on a big renewal job at Harrogate Station. I have also been involved in assisting the installation of a set of switches on the same job." James "I have been involved in a few different projects, such as full re rails to laying new tracks and troughing routes. I have also been a part of a specialist projects team who travel the country dealing with a variety of aspects such as signal improvements, signal renewals and putting new signals in. I have also been part of teams that were doing troughing routes, both taking out old trough routes and replacing with newer troughs and tidying them up, laying new cable to be installed into signals etc.""What have you learnt during your apprenticeship with Ganymede?" Andy "I feel that I am progressing well through the apprenticeship thus far, both with the theory and practical aspects. I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to assist with work operations in a physical manor and contribute towards problem solving to get the job at hand completed within the set time scales." James "During my Apprenticeship with Ganymede I have learnt many different skills and roles since starting. I have learnt how to use and be competent with most of the small plant and hand tools that you will come across on the railway, as well as learning how to carry out a variety of different job roles such as troughing, laying and taking up track, sleeper changes laying new sleepers and digging them out correctly. As well as carrying out the civil side of the railway, such as clearing vegetation access improvements, cable pulling, troughing, signal improvements and laying new cables. I have enjoyed getting hands on and learning new skills whilst out on sites on jobs as well as working in different places all over the country.""What are your future plans in your career?" Andy "I'm looking forward to progressing further. I strive to always better myself, to become a valued employee, a key team player and hopefully resulting in me being requested to assist with future work operations and to work my way up within the industry."James "My future plans are to carry on learning throughout my apprenticeship and pick up as many skills as I can and to see what different job roles are out there. In doing so, I hope to find a certain role with in the railway which I enjoy and I can excel in and work my way up the ladder within this job role."If you would like to join a rail apprenticeship scheme or get more information on what the Ganymede apprenticeship entails, contact us for more information.
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