Recruitment stories

All the latest recruitment news from the rail industry.

Choose your connection at The National College for High Speed Rail’s open days

10th January 2019

The National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster is hosting an Open Day this January to give future students […]

Study finds criminal record tick box failing employers and job applicants

10th January 2019

Criminal record declarations often do little to accurately predict the risk of re-offending among potential recruits, new research has found. […]

Story Contracting partners with local secondary schools ahead of launching 2019 Graduate and Apprenticeship schemes

3rd January 2019

As part of its ongoing commitment to the continued development of future talent, Story Contracting has partnered with two Cumbrian […]

ASLEF supports first level three Train Driver Apprenticeship standard

17th December 2018

East Midlands Trains is pioneering a new Level 3 Train Driver Apprenticeship programme. The programme is designed to support the […]

Balfour Beatty appoints former Network Rail director to lead its Gas & Water business

17th December 2018

Balfour Beatty today announces the appointment of Matthew Steele as Managing Director of its Gas & Water business. Matthew joins […]

Hitachi Rail Europe reaches 1,000 employee landmark

13th December 2018

Leading UK rail manufacturer Hitachi Rail Europe has reached the major milestone of employing 1,000 people across the UK. The […]

Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of our mentoring programme

3rd December 2018

Women in Rail strive to provide continued professional support to talented individuals within our industry to further harness and develop […]

Global High Speed Rail Learning Programme – Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail to work with the National College for High Speed Rail

30th November 2018

Hitachi and Bombardier, the UK-based global technology and engineering leaders who have joined forces in a bid to build the […]

Let’s celebrate the achievements of men and women in UK rail

30th November 2018

As we head towards the end of another year, I always reflect on the achievements we have made collectively as […]

GTR and The Prince’s Trust help eight disadvantaged young people find work on the railways

27th November 2018

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has offered eight young people jobs with Thameslink and Southern Rail, after they graduated on Monday […]

Women in Rail Awards nominations open

23rd November 2018

Nominations are now being invited for next year’s prestigious Women in Rail Awards. The Awards celebrate and reward individuals and […]

Spanish investment puts UK rail industry on the fast track

21st November 2018

Spanish train manufacturer Talgo has announced that more than 1,000 jobs are to be created at a new train manufacturing […]

RFG elects Ken Russell as new Chair

15th November 2018

The Board of the Rail Freight Group (RFG) has announced that Ken Russell has been elected as its new Chair […]

Respected rail commentator Christian Wolmar joins railbusinessdaily.com team

14th November 2018

The team at railbusnessdaily.com is excited to announce that highly renowned industry writer and reporter Christian Wolmar has joined us […]

Network Rail is recruiting apprentices in Peterborough

14th November 2018

You are never too old to start a new career thanks to a Network Rail apprenticeship and the organisation is […]

Southeastern sets target to recruit more female train drivers

12th November 2018

Southeastern is today (Monday 12th November) launching an initiative to encourage more women to opt for a career in rail, […]

RSSB announces Board appointments

5th November 2018

Two new faces on the Board are set to help build RSSB’s momentum in becoming more customer and business focussed. […]

Mark Wild to join Crossrail Ltd

2nd November 2018

Transport for London (TfL) and Crossrail Ltd have announced that Mark Wild will join Crossrail Ltd as Chief Executive from […]

Greater Anglia appoints first female yard controller at Norwich depot

26th October 2018

Train operator Greater Anglia is trying to recruit more women into its workforce, across a variety of roles. The rail […]

Network Rail looks to recruit its largest group of apprentices across Wales and Borders

12th October 2018

Network Rail is urging people with an interest in engineering to apply for its Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme, starting in March 2019. […]

Thousands of young people to benefit from ground breaking engineering programme with global rail giant

11th October 2018

Hitachi Rail is launching a brand new educational programme with Primary Engineer that will see 2,700 5 to 11 year […]

Nexus staff inspire the engineers of the future at event in Sunderand

8th October 2018

Nexus staff have played their part in inspiring the next generation of engineers. Nexus, the public body which owns and […]