Network Rail

At Network Rail, South East route, people are at the heart of everything we do and fundamental to our success. Come and join the most exciting part of the railway, in the South-East route alone, we have 510 million passengers journeys a year- which accounts for a third of UK total passenger journeys.

At Network Rail, South East route, people are at the heart of everything we do and fundamental to our success. Come and join the most exciting part of the railway, in the South-East route alone, we have 510 million passengers journeys a year- which accounts for a third of UK total passenger journeys.

We have a broad range roles, from operational, to customer facing, corporate head office roles to name a few, where you can grow and accelerate your career.

In Network Rail we are recruiting women for roles in:

  • Operations- Signalling and directing trains
  • Maintenance- Technician and Team leader roles- maintaining our infrastructure
  • Corporate roles- including but not limited to, finance, planning and HR
  • Stations- Customer Service Roles

Alison Badrock, one of our signallers in the South East route explains what her role is:

To find out more about our careers in the South East route please visit:

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/careers/

From the 7th January, as part of our ongoing commitment to building a diverse workforce we will be undertaking blind recruitment for management grades. All personally identifiable information, including gender and ethnicity information will be removed from the job seekers CV.
We have over 37,000 employees and endless opportunities for your career!

Network Rail, South East route centres around putting people first, where flexibility, innovation and diversity are actively encouraged.

We champion an inclusive and supportive environment.  Our vision is about creating a great place to work, where people feel valued, which in turns leads to a better railway for a better Britain.

Putting People First

The South East route is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and Inclusion is central to everything we do and we are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and dedicated to pursuing gender equality .

We have a fair recruitment process and  are delivering unconscious bias training to all line managers to support equality of opportunity.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are actively recruiting for more women to apply to the South East route at Network Rail.

We also celebrate the contribution of everyone, through recognising religious festivals, having a dedicated diversity and inclusion week and creating networks for women, men and working parents.

We are a disability confident leader and recognised for our commitment to disability through proactively offering reasonable adjustments and interviewing those candidates declared as disabled, provided they meet essential criteria.

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Our programmes

We want our people to be supported to achieve their professional best.  From 2019 we will have a female development programme that is about providing networking, leadership and confidence building skills.

We have a talent management programme whose purpose is to nurture, grow and accelerate talent.

We value and recognise the hard work delivered by all our employees and have a formal reward and recognition scheme to celebrate our people’s success.

Family First Benefits

Our season ticket discounts are famous but we offer much more than that…

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – up to 28 days plus the option to buy 2 days.
  • Employee Assistance Programme- free to use and for your partner/spouse too. This is a 24/7 and confidential helpline to access advice on a wide range of issues.
  • Generous pension entitlement
  • Up to 75% discount on travel cards
  • Enhanced maternity leave, employees can get up for 26 weeks on full pay inclusive of statutory maternity pay, followed by 13 weeks on statutory maternity pay.We also offer paternity leave and childcare vouchers.
  • Parental leave and shared parental leave- parents can share 50 weeks of shared parental leave.
  • Flexible working- including but not limited to, compressed hours, job share and term time working.
  • Private medical insurance for those in managerial roles.
  • Benefits on healthcare, gym membership, eye care as well as leisure and shopping.
  • Training and development and the opportunity for higher education sponsorship.
  • Five volunteering days that you can use as throughout the year.

Employee Networks

  • Archway – the LGBT network – Archway exists to promote LGBT inclusion at Network Rail, as part of the wider Diversity and Inclusion programme
  • CanDo – the network for colleagues with disabilities – CanDo is an employee-run network for colleagues with disabilities and anyone who wishes to support, or find out more about, people with disabilities
  • Cultural Fusion – The Cultural Fusion network brings together our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees
  • Inspire  – We are a group of men and women focused on creating a fair and supportive environment for women working in Network Rail and building an organisation which is seen externally by women as an employer of choice
  • Multi Faith network – The Network Rail Multi Faith Network is open to all staff across the company – across all faith groups and none. Its primary goals are related to creating a workplace where all employees can work comfortably in a faith-tolerant environment
  • Myriad – the carers’ network – Myriad is a employee-run network which provides support for employees who have caring responsibilities