Network Rail Scotland launches one of their biggest recruitment drives ever
Scotland’s railway is undergoing a period of great enhancement and to ensure its success, the company is recruiting for over 200 jobs.
Network Rail Scotland will be creating approximately 200 jobs during summer 2018 in one of the biggest recruitment drives in its history.
The jobs will be based in the North East, Highlands, Perthshire and the South West, as well as across the Central Belt.
The roles have been advertised and Network Rail prepares to invest billions in Scotland’s railway over the next five years. Available roles include administrative, logistics and planning jobs, technician and team leader roles, construction and project management posts and rail operative jobs.
Network Rail is working on projects to expand the railway, improve passenger facilities and introduce greener, faster electric trains.
Between 2019 and 2024, more than £4 billion will be spent on running and maintaining the country’s rail infrastructure and the company needs to add to its highly-skilled workforce to help deliver a rail network fit for 21st century Scotland.
Nick Pascazio, Network Rail Scotland’s Head of Human Resources, said: “We’re currently building the best railway Scotland has ever had and to do that we need to recruit and retain the best people. The railway is an exciting and fast-growing industry and Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career whether you are returning to work after a career break, a school leaver, a graduate or looking for a change of career or industry.
“Rail travel is more popular now than ever before, with more than 96 million passengers travelling in Scotland each year and our industry makes an important contribution to keeping the country and its economy moving.”
With nearly 3,000 staff at locations across Scotland, and around 40,000 UK-wide, Network Rail can offer a wide range of career-development and professional learning opportunities as well as excellent staff benefits which include flexible working and a defined benefit pension scheme to those joining the company.
In Scotland, as part of the ScotRail Alliance, Network Rail maintains more than 2,800 miles of track, 359 stations and over 14,000 structures – including the world-famous Forth Bridge and Glenfinnan Viaduct – on a network which carries over 2,500 trains a day.