Recruitment stories

All the latest recruitment news from the rail industry.

Youth support is vital to avoid skills crisis says new Prince’s Trust and GTR report

21st January 2020

Recruitment of young people is vital to avert a skills crisis across the UK, according to new research from The […]

Southeastern makes two new senior appointments

19th January 2020

Southeastern has made two senior appointments to its Executive Board. Alicia Andrews has been appointed as Commercial Director, bringing a […]

Porterbrook appoints experienced operator as new Head of Fleet Services

17th January 2020

Porterbrook is delighted to welcome Duncan Wilkins as its new Head of Fleet Services (South). Duncan will join the business […]

Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

14th January 2020

Julian Edwards has been named as the new managing director of West Midlands Trains (WMT). Julian has been a director […]

Nexus appoints Martin Kearney as its new Chief Operating Officer

25th November 2019

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, […]

Special send-off for one of Britain’s longest-serving train drivers

25th November 2019

One of Britain’s longest-serving train drivers was given a special send-off after 51 years in the cab. Charlie Arnold, 69, […]

Southern and Gatwick Express celebrate newly-trained local train drivers

21st November 2019

A group of 69 trainee and newly-qualified train drivers were celebrated in an event at Fairfield Halls, East Croydon, last […]

VGC reaffirms commitment to helping ex-offenders

10th October 2019

VGC has reaffirmed its commitment to helping give ex-offenders a second chance. The company, which provides people and delivers projects […]

Railway Industry Association seeks new Membership Engagement Lead

15th September 2019

Salary competitive, depending on experience + bonus The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply […]

Lucy Prior MBE takes up business engagement director role at 3Squared

21st August 2019

Sheffield-based digital technology consultancy 3Squared has appointed Lucy Prior MBE as Business Engagement Director. 3Squared delivers digital transformation projects for […]

Skills Training Boost for Tram Recruitment

26th July 2019

An innovative training scheme has delivered a significant recruitment boost for the region’s expanding tram network. West Midlands Metro joined […]

Cllr Manisha Kaushik begins role as Transport Committee Deputy Chair

5th July 2019

The new Deputy Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee took up her role today. Members of the […]

Transport for Wales contract awarded to Social Enterprise helping people back to work

8th May 2019

Transport for Wales has awarded a contract to ELITE Paper Solutions, a social enterprise that helps people with disabilities obtain […]

Skills training boost for tram recruitment

11th March 2019

West Midlands Metro has joined forces with two local colleges to drive an initiative to equip people with the skills […]

My week back as an Apprentice – Anna Delvecchio

8th March 2019

  The theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is ‘Blaze a Trail’. Few people exemplify that as clearly as […]

Developing the next generation of train drivers

5th March 2019

DB Cargo UK and the National College for High Speed Rail have joined forces to launch a new Level 3 […]

Centrus expands European rail expertise with Tim Jackson appointment

21st February 2019

The founder and former head of Angel Trains International joins leading financial services firm to develop long term funding and […]

Hull Trains brings in new Head of Safety and Environment with more than 25 years of experience

21st February 2019

Hull Trains is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Shepherd, the train operating company’s new Head of Safety and […]

Big Rail Diversity Challenge; a seriously fun event with an important message

6th February 2019

As a Key Challenge sponsor for the last two years, I’ve seen at first-hand how initiatives like the Big Rail […]

Diversity in rail recruitment high on the agenda as Women in Rail London gets set to launch

6th February 2019

We look forward to the launch of Women in Rail London as we celebrate another important milestone in the history […]

East Midlands Trains on the hunt for new Apprentice Engineers

5th February 2019

East Midlands Trains is highlighting its commitment to expanding the rail industry’s skills base with the launch of a recruitment […]

RSSB sponsors top engineering student society at UCL

4th February 2019

A London-based student society that represents all aspects of engineering disciplines has become the latest organisation to enter into a […]