Learning Designer

Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

About Network Rail and the Department

Here at Network Rail, we believe that investing in our people is key to improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway. This in turn, means that we can serve the needs of our customers and the travelling public. Network Rail Training is committed to this goal. We aim to build an environment where every individual is able to succeed and is inspired to reach their full potential, helping the company to become a natural choice for talented people to join.

We deliver a wide range of learning solutions from technical and vocational skills, through to professional development, safety, leadership, new entrant programmes and higher education designed and developed to enable continuous improvement of safety and business performance across the business. Everything we do is to support our safety culture of getting everyone home safe every day.

The Training Analysis & Design team scope and validate training requirements across the organisation which are the outcome of various forums or reviews that have taken place. The team will analyse the learning needs to inform a new training design or maintain existing designs.

This team would be suitable for individuals that are passionate about training process analysis.

Can be based in MK or nationwide.

Brief Description

Job purpose:

To undertake analysis and build design solutions, in accordance with Network Rail's agreed quality and safety standards, in order to maintain Network Rail's reputation for producing high quality creative and cost-effective training solutions.

Ideally, we would be looking for someone with experience in the analysis and design field of L&D; who has experience of designing role based-scenarios in various media types including computer-based simulation, virtual reality, gamification and mission rooms.

About the role

Key Accountabilities:

  • Analyse learning, assessment, and assurance requirements using approved Network Rail tools and practices for assigned projects in order to recommend creative, cost effective design solutions that meet prevailing organisational imperatives and learner needs.

  • Provide instructional design expertise for the analysis, design and implementation considerations, of learning and assurance solutions to agreed time, budget, and quality standards, for use in online, blended or face-to-face events.

  • Lead training design workshops of subject matter experts to agree design specifications, technical requirements, and deliverables. Comply with Network Rail safety, branding, design, accessibility, and diversity and inclusion policies as well as technical guidelines.

  • Interface professionally and communicate project progress as required to the relevant Portfolio Manager, the Network Rail Training senior leadership team, and subject matter experts as appropriate.

  • Continuously review the effectiveness of analysis and design activities to identify opportunities to improve effectiveness and efficiency, incorporating lessons learned into future projects.

  • Proactively research new training delivery methodologies and demonstrate application of this knowledge when evaluating training design options.

Job skills, experience and qualifications:


  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing, and implementing creative, innovative and effective learning and development solutions, across a diverse range of disciplines and delivery methods

  • Experience of successful customer/stakeholder relationship management skills

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

  • Demonstrate personal accountability when striving for results, whilst consistently role-modelling core behaviours of collaboration and customer-centred decision making.

  • Assess and challenge risky or unsafe actions, or poor behaviours of others.


  • A learning and development qualification (eg, CIPD)

  • A relevant project management qualification (eg, APM)

  • Knowledge of the railway industry or a related engineering discipline

  • Training delivery experience

How to apply

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

§Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

§Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

§Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

Salary: £32,256 - £36,288 per annum

Closing date: 21-11-2019. Late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

If based in MK, it is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.