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About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britains railway. Were making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. Its a big challenge, and every talented individual in every different team takes responsibility for doing their bit. Were all accountable for making the best of every duty. Of course, were also accountable for helping each other thrive. Together, were making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, youll grow along with us.
Maintaining the rail network is a full time job. It calls for determination, dedication and flexibility. Because theres no room 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. Brief Description Out in all weathers, youll 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. We have a number of vacancies across Bournemouth. About the role (External)
Youll be on the frontline, working shifts to deliver a variety of manual maintenance tasks. Whether your focus is on track, signalling or electrification, youll keep our assets in perfect working order. Which means youll pay a key role in keeping commuters and freight safe, and making journeys smooth.

This is a hands-on role, working outdoors in all weathers. Carrying out general maintenance, your range of duties will include everything from shovelling ballast to carrying out lookout duties for your team. Youll check all kinds of things, to ensure they are in great working order from vehicles and plant to equipment, tools and materials. In everything you do, youll work safely and efficiently. If youve got what it takes, well provide all the training, protective clothing and support you need to succeed.

Essential Criteria
Experience of working in an environment where safety is vital
Willing and able to work shifts, including days, nights and weekends
A team player
Conscientious, reliable and hard working
Keen to develop new skills
Good communication skills, both in person and in writing
Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions
Must meet required online testing benchmark

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

This role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is a safety critical role so subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the 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 (External)
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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life
Please note you will be required to complete an online SHL Assessment as part of your application for this role.
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 personal commitment 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 3,333 (to a maximum amount of 2,500).
Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.
Salary: 22786
Closing date: 31st January 2020. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.
Job Sector
Transport & Logistics
Job Position
Bournemouth, UK Show on map
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