Recruitment stories

All the latest recruitment news from the rail industry.

Young women use the railway to expand their career opportunities

18th February 2020

A group of young women studying over 60 miles apart came together to discover the roles available to women in […]

Porterbrook strengthens public affairs expertise

17th February 2020

Porterbrook is delighted to announce the appointment of James McGowan as Director of Public Affairs. James brings over twenty years’ […]

Dyer & Butler highlights contribution of apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week

11th February 2020

Dyer & Butler, a multi-disciplined engineering services specialist focused on essential infrastructure including airports, railways and highways, has marked National […]

Ex-Thomas Cook staff enjoying new career journey with Great Western Railway

10th February 2020

Great Western Railway (GWR) has recruited more than 30 ex-Thomas Cook staff after appealing to employees of the collapsed travel […]

Amey Consulting launches trailblazing Railway Engineering degree apprenticeship scheme with Sheffield Hallam University

4th February 2020

Amey Consulting, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, has launched a ground-breaking Railway Engineering degree apprenticeship scheme to help bring […]

Transport for London launches search for 75 new apprentices

3rd February 2020

As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Transport for London (TfL) has launched the second phase of its annual search for fresh […]

16-year-old Eleanor Nugent helping to recruit new Apprentice Fleet Engineers

30th January 2020

East Midlands Railway is now recruiting the engineers of the future, offering opportunities for young people from across the East […]

Proposed state-of-the art train depot to bring over 100 new jobs to West Midlands

29th January 2020

West Midlands Trains has released plans to build a clean, modern, state-of-the-art train depot. The proposed development is an essential […]

Costain appoints Simon Ellison as Rail Sector Director

23rd January 2020

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has appointed Simon Ellison as rail sector director. In his new role, Simon will […]

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 […]