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Top Ten Reasons to work at Network Rail

Category: Blogger's Corner

Have you ever thought about who operates the miles of train tracks, bridges, tunnels and viaducts of our railway? Network Rail does all of this and more. They’re responsible for running, maintaining and developing Britain's railway for passengers and freight users.

There are career opportunities at Network Rail for everyone from engineers to commercial managers to admin assistants. And the principles of diversion and inclusion are integral to the way Network Rail does business. If you're ready to apply, look through available roles at VERCIDA's directory.

1. Serious business ethics

Network Rail conducts business according to a Code of Business Ethics based on the Nolan Principles. These principles of public life are Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership.

2. An independent whistleblowing facility

Whistleblowing, the report of wrongdoing, is an important tool in the health of any organisation. That's why Network Rail has created the Speak Out reporting service. It's run by an independent company, to raise concerns that may conflict with Network Rail's business ethics.

3. Programmes for graduates                                                                                                                    

If you're just out of university, finding work can be a challenge. Network Rail has two programmes for graduates. Engineering graduates get out in the field using the latest technology to build and improve the network. And business management graduates can get experience everywhere from HR to IT to supply chain management.

4. Developing leadership from within

Network Rail has its own specialist development centre to foster leadership within all areas of the business. It also partners with the University of Warwick to provide tailored education to potential leaders.

5. Promoting women in the rail industry

Network Rail is asking young women to consider science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. It encourages women to find out about different careers across the rail industry, as part of a new engagement programme.

6. Flexible working initiatives

Flexible working is great for people with caring responsibilities. Network Rail offers flexible hours, job sharing, home working, phased retirement and other schemes for its employees.

7. BAME network

Cultural Fusion, the BAME network at Network Rail, enables every BAME employee to recognise their own opportunities for development. Cyndi Wedderburn, systems engineer at Network Rail, says: “I have had 34 years’ positive experience of being a black woman in a predominantly white male culture.” She adds: “I’d like to help others to have this same experience.”

8. Multi-faith network

The Network Rail Multi Faith Network (MFN) is open to thousands of staff across all faith groups. It advises Diversity and Inclusion employee policy on faith issues. And it arranges workshops about faith awareness in the workplace. 

9. Parenting initiative

Network Rail offers benefits and working partnerships for parents and carers. These make sure that carers get the necessary support, training and development to advance their career and enhance family life.

10. Archway, the LGBT network

Archway, Network Rail’s LGBT network, has grown to one of the company’s largest employee networks. Archway’s aim is to build an inclusive and diverse company for the benefit of all employees.


If you're looking for a great new career, look at current vacancies for Network Rail here.





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