Operative Recruitment Campaign - Future Opportunities

Location:Kent
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We are making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a big challenge, and every hardworking individual in every different team takes responsibility for doing their bit. We're all accountable for making the best of every duty. Of course, we're also accountable for helping each other thrive. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future; and as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Maintaining the rail network is a full-time job. It calls for determination, dedication and flexibility because there's less space for compromise. Our customers demand and deserve outstanding reliability from the network and we are passionate about operational and engineering excellence. From signalling and track to electrification, the possibilities are huge in Infrastructure Maintenance.

What an exciting industry to work in!

Brief Description

Working 24/7, 365 days a year and out in all weathers, our Operatives play a highly practical role in keeping Britain moving. Across a wide range of manual maintenance tasks, the efficiency and safety of the railway is in your hands.

Based on the critical corridor of the Midland Mainline - no two days will be the same and you'll have the opportunity to genuinely impact on the quality of people's lives.

About the role

You'll be on the frontline, working shifts within a small dedicated and professional team delivering a variety of maintenance tasks. Focussing initially on track, you'll keep our assets in perfect working order, meaning you'll play a key role in ensuring the safety of commuters and freight; and making journeys smooth.

Does this sound like a team to be a part of?

We have positions available in Bedford, Cricklewood and Luton!

Our Operative role is hands-on, working in the great outdoors. Carrying out general maintenance, your range of duties will include everything from shovelling ballast to lookout duties for your team. You'll check all kinds of things, to ensure they are in working order - from vehicles and plant to equipment, tools and materials. In all you do, you'll work safely and efficiently and if you've got what it takes, we'll provide all the necessary training, protective clothing and support needed to succeed.

By being a strong teammate, ambitious and with a desire to deliver for the passenger - we can promise exciting opportunities to develop and grow within the railway engineering industry.

This could be your next role!

Essential Criteria

  • Experience of working in an environment where safety is vital
  • Work shifts, including days, nights and weekends
  • A great teammate
  • Keen to develop new skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, both in person and in writing
  • Benchmark met for application screening questions and online testing

Desirable Criteria

  • To hold or be working towards an NVQ 1 (or equivalent) in a meaningful subject
  • Willing and able to drive vehicles

As this role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is safety critical, we are subject to drug and alcohol testing and the passing of the meaningful relevant medical assessment.

You must also be able to meet the required online testing benchmark score, in order for us to progress with your application.

How to apply

Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting. BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employees unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3-year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

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 personalcommitment 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.

Salary: Dependent on discipline, location and experience

Please note, we have positions available in Bedford, Cricklewood and Luton.

Closing date: 29th January 2020, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

Application process for internal and external candidates will include;

- Online SHL Test

- CV Sift

- Video Interview

- Face to Face Assessment (w/c 10th February or w/c 24th February)