Signaller - Hereford SB

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Herefordshire
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Hereford, GB

Department Name

EF Pontrilas SB (102340) G5

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Brief Description

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

Signaller

Grade: Signaller Grade 2

Salary: ££29,221 per annum (£26,485 per annum in training)

Location: Hereford SB

About the role (External)

This is a Fixed Term Contract ending on the 30th of September 2021.

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)

Salary: £29,221 per annum (£26,485 per annum in training)

Closing date:
25th of September 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

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

If you are successful at application you will receive an invitation within 72hrs via email to complete an online tests including a situational judgment test, a verbal reasoning test and a numerical reasoning test. You are required to complete the online tests within a 5 day timescale (if you have completed the tests within the last 6 months your previous test scores will be used). You will 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 outcome of your application and if you have been selected to attend an interview.

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

If following interview you are successful in being offered a position, we will arrange 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

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