Friday 9 May 2003


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Network Rail, the new operator of Britain’s rail network, is looking for extra talent to help take train travel into the future. Over 200 jobs are on offer in the North West region as the company pushes forward in its campaign to strengthen its front line operations. The recruitment drive gathers pace on Wednesday 14 May at the Britannia Hotel, Manchester with an open day offering many career opportunities to those who wish to be part of the fresh start for the nation’s railways.             The posts on offer include track, signal, structures and telecommunications engineers; supply chain; contract management; operational control and safety professionals.             Tim Clarke, Network Rail’s regional director, said: “Our focus is very much on increasing the strength of our engineering, operations and maintenance teams. To create our vision of ‘engineering excellence for Britain’s railways’ we need to attract motivated and skilled people to strengthen a workforce which is already working flat out to do just that”.             People already working for Network Rail will be on hand to talk to would-be recruits at the Britannia Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester, from 11am and 7pm. If anyone is unable to attend they can send a full CV to Heather Mosley, Network Rail, Room 301, Rail House, Store Street, Manchester M60 7RT or email:

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