Tuesday 7 Aug 2018
200 job boost for Scotland’s railway
Network Rail Scotland will be creating around 200 jobs this summer in one of the biggest recruitment drives in its history.
The jobs will be based across Scotland, including in the North East, Highlands, Perthshire and the South West as well as across the Central Belt.
The roles are now being advertised as Network Rail prepares to invest billions in Scotland’s railway over the next five years.
Posts on offer include administrative, logistics and planning jobs, technician and team leader roles as well as construction and project management posts and rail operative jobs.
Scotland’s railway is currently undergoing a period of enhancement unmatched since the Victorian era and across the country Network Rail is working on projects to expand the railway, improve passenger facilities and introduce greener, faster electric trains.
Between 2019 and 2024 more than £4bn will be spent on running and maintaining the country’s rail infrastructure and the company needs to add to its highly-skilled workforce to help deliver a rail network fit for 21st century Scotland.
Nick Pascazio, Network Rail Scotland’s head of human resources, said: “We’re currently building the best railway Scotland has ever had and to do that we need to recruit and retain the best people.
“The railway is an exciting and fast-growing industry and Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career whether you are returning to work after a career break, a school leaver, a graduate, or looking for a change of career or industry.
“Rail travel is more popular now than ever before, with more than 96m passengers travelling in Scotland each year, and our industry makes an important contribution to keeping the country and its economy moving.”
With nearly 3,000 staff at locations across Scotland, and around 40,000 UK-wide, Network Rail can offer a wide range of career-development and professional learning opportunities as well as excellent staff benefits which include flexible working and a defined benefit pension scheme to those joining the company.
In additional to its general recruitment activities, Network Rail also runs highly-successful apprenticeship and graduate training schemes.
In Scotland, as part of the ScotRail Alliance, Network Rail maintains more than 2,800 miles of track, 359 stations and over 14,000 structures – including the world-famous Forth Bridge and Glenfinnan Viaduct – on a network which carries over 2,500 trains a day.
More information about the company and the careers it can offer can be found at: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/careers/
About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.