Recruitment stories

All the latest recruitment news from the rail industry.

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 […]

Story Scotland welcomes employee 100

1st February 2019

Following a year of record growth and an exceptional start to 2019, Story Scotland – a division of Story Contracting […]

Looking ahead to another exciting year for the rail industry

1st February 2019

At Women in Rail we have enjoyed a busy start to the year as we continue to plan for a […]

Neil Ovenden appointed new New RISAS Chair

29th January 2019

​Neil Ovenden has been appointed as the new Chair of the RISAS Committee and is set to oversee a review […]

Network Rail welcomes its first dedicated head of apprenticeships to improve access to rail careers

28th January 2019

Richard Turner has been appointed as Network Rail’s first dedicated head of apprenticeship delivery to develop new programmes and help […]

Modern slavery- a crime hidden in plain sight

25th January 2019

Preventing modern slavery is something I feel passionate about. Modern slavery has been described as a crime hidden in plain […]

HS2 unearths new opportunities for trainee archaeologists

18th January 2019

A mum of 2 from Washwood Heath, a teenager with Asperger Syndrome and a 58-year-old who was out of work […]

RSK appointment to put rail sector on the right track

18th January 2019

RSK Group, the UK’s leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has appointed Adrian Calder as its Business Development […]

Nexus campaigns to get more women into the transport industry

17th January 2019

Nexus, the public body that delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, is championing the campaign to encourage more […]

New RSSB chair: Barbara Moorhouse

15th January 2019

​Rail industry body RSSB has appointed Barbara Moorhouse as the new Chair of the board, with the appointment taking effect […]

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business appoints Lizi Stewart as Managing Director for Transportation

11th January 2019

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has appointed Lizi Stewart as Managing Director of its transportation division in the […]

Getting young Londoners onto the right track

11th January 2019

Today’s job market is more competitive than ever. Getting that important first job can be a challenge particularly if you […]

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 […]