Signaller Opportunities

Location:Worcestershire
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Evesham, GB

Department Name

OW OM West County (102229) G5

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficientthan ever before. We do it all for our customers. That means everyone fromcommuters to train and freight operating companies. Passionate about greatservice, we take care to understand their needs, listen to their comments, andfulfil all our promises. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future.And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Across over 20,000 miles of track, Crossing Keepers and Signallers work to keep Britain's railways moving. It's vital workwith an impact on everyone who uses the network. Put simply, it's about ensuring passengers and freight get to where they need to go, safely and on time,every time.

Brief Description

Your decisions make all the difference. Taking the lead on signalling during yourshift, you'll take great care to make sure trains travel safely and efficiently along the network. You'll keep Britain moving.

This is aVolume Recruitment Campaign for Grade 2-4 Signalling roles in locations across the route.

About the role (External)

As a guardian of safety and good communications on the railway, you'll ensure the safe passage of trains. You will undertake our Signaller Apprenticeship Programme for a minimum of 12 months to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to undertake the duties of one of the most important jobs on Britain's Railway.

Maintaining the highest standards in every action you take, you'll make sure each decision is thought through, following clear, calm and methodical analysis. Even under pressure, your standards will never slip.

You will work on a shift basis. As the focal point of railway operations in your assigned area, you'll be expected to take the lead in your duties during your shift. That means you'll take command of situations, with an assertive approach and clear communication.

Mandatory Signalling Apprenticeship and Training

Our Signaller Apprenticeship provides those who are new to the signaller world full training to develop both technical skills and non-technical skills and acquire practical experience through a wide mix of learning. You will benefit from attending a 12 week residential signaller training course followed by a period of supervised on the job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment.

To ensure you're on the right track and you are receiving the support you need, you will have regular reviews with your line manager and Trainer.

On successful completion of your Signalling Apprenticeship you will have acquired a Level 2 Infrastructure Operations Apprenticeship.

The role of Signaller requires flexibility as you will be required to work on a rotational shift basis to ensure maximum coverage of our railway. As the focal point of railway operations in your assigned area, you'll be expected to take the lead in your duties during your shift. That means you'll take command of situations, with an assertive approach and clear communication.

Essential Criteria

§The ability to concentrate for long periods

§A calm, methodical and precise approach to your work

§Excellent communication skills

§Good hearing and eyesight, with satisfactory colour perception

§Your own transport, so you can reach your base day and night

§Able to assess situations and consider the impact of your decisions

§A highly conscientious worker

§Willing and able to work shifts, including evenings and weekends

§Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions

§Must meet required online testing benchmark

This role involves days, nights and weekend working and the job is safety critical. Offers of employment are subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment and BPSS pre-employment checks.

How to apply (External)

Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), thisis government standard for pre -employment vetting.

BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen apotential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year careerchecks. 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 orbelief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employmentstatus, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interviewall 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 arequirement 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 achoice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, abonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets (to a maximum subsidy amount of £2,250).

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy please ensure you fully understandwhat the role involves by visiting and reading our Signaller pages on the Network Rail website.

Salary: £29,221 - £34,699 per annum. This is a VolumeRecruitment Campaign for Grade 2-4 Signalling roles in locations across the route.

Closing date:9th ofApril 2020, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advertbefore the listed closing date based on application volumes.

How to apply: Please click 'apply now' to login and submit your CV online.

In order for your application to be progressed, you must complete the 70 pre-screeningquestions as this is part of the application process.

If you are successful at application you will receive an invitation within 72hrs via emailto complete an online tests including a situational judgment test, averbal reasoning test and a numerical reasoning test. You are required tocomplete the online tests within a 5 day timescale (if you have completed thetests within the last 6 months your previous test scores will be used). Youwill be notified if you have met the online selection test benchmark.

Applicants that meet the online benchmark will be will be shortlisted to attend interview, you will be notified of the outcomeof your application and if you have been selected to attend an interview.

If you are selected to attend interview youwill be contacted by the Recruitment Team and invited to an interview.

If following interview you are successful in being offered a position, we willarrange for you to attend a pre-appointment medical check and alcohol &drug test and complete pre-employment checks.

If you have any queries regarding the recruitment and selection process please email RecruitmentSupport@Networkrail.co.uk