Signaller Job at Network Rail in Ridgmont
North West & Central Region
About Network Rail
Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. We’re making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It’s a big challenge, and every talented individual in every different team takes responsibility for doing their bit. We’re all accountable for making the best of every duty. Of course, we’re also accountable for helping each other thrive. Together, we’re making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you’ll grow along with us.
The safe, efficient and reliable operation of signals across our network keeps Britain moving. Because it makes commuter travel and freight transport safer, more efficient and more reliable; demanding a crucial combination of analytical thinking and great communication skills, the job of Signaller is quite simply one of the most important roles on the rail network.
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.
Grade: Signaller Grade 4.
Salary: £33,952 Per Annum. (Salary in training £32,166).
Location: Marston Vale SB.
About the role (External)
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.
§ 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)
How to apply
Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre –employment vetting.
BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee’s unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.
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.
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 (to a maximum subsidy amount of £2,250).
If you are interested in applying for this vacancy please ensure you fully understand what the role involves by visiting and reading our Signaller pages on the Network Rail website.
Closing date: 03/02/2020, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.
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 [email protected]
Company: Network Rail
Company Location: Ridgmont