Morson Group logo

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Morson Group provide industry leading technical recruitment solutions in engineering across multiple sectors – including rail, aerospace and defence, nuclear and IT – offering both temporary and permanent recruitment.

Colas Rail logo

Colas Rail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services, we are award-winning specialists having designed and constructed all forms of railways across Europe the UK and worldwide.

Bombardier logo

A global leader in the rail industry, Bombardier is the UK’s leading rail engineering and manufacturing company and supplier of solutions to the rail industry. Headquartered at the iconic Litchurch Lane facility in Derby, the heart of the largest cluster of rail-connected businesses anywhere in the world, Bombardier is the only company in the UK able to design, develop, manufacture, test and service trains for UK and export markets.

Direct Rail Services logo

Direct Rail Services is a Cumbrian based national rail freight operator with a unique blend of skills and experience.

Heathrow Express logo

Heathrow Express is the fastest way between London Paddington and Heathrow Central with a journey time of just 15 minutes.

Morgan Sindall logo

Morgan Sindall is a UK construction and infrastructure business with a network of local offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion.

RSS Infrastructure logo

At RSS Infrastructure (RSSI), we guarantee to increase productivity and improve safety.

By working as your trusted partner, our team of specialists provide tailored infrastructure solutions you can count on.

ScotRail logo

ScotRail provides over 94 million passenger journeys each year, with over 2,300 intercity, regional and suburban rail services a day, more than 340 stations, and just under 800 trains serving Scotland’s railway. The ScotRail network is vital to Scotland’s communities, and to the country’s booming tourist industry. And there’s plenty more to come. We have big plans for the future, and a commitment to investing in and improving Scotland’s railway, to better serve our communities and the country as a whole.

Siemens Mobility logo

Siemens Mobility Limited has been at the heart of the UK rail industry for over 170 years. With an unrivalled track record in the design, development, delivery and maintenance of rail vehicles, signalling, communications, telecoms, train control and power supply equipment, our portfolio spans main line, metro and light rail projects across the UK.

Young Rail Professionals logo

Young Rail Professionals (YRP) was founded in 2009 to promote, inspire and develop the next generation of railway talent. YRP brings together people from all aspects of the industry, whether they are involved in engineering, asset management, train operations, strategic planning, maintenance, franchising, regulation, marketing or human relations. We are open to any early career rail professional.

S&C North Alliance logo

S&C North Alliance is a partnership of Amey, Rhomberg Sersa and Network Rail to deliver Switches and Crossings (S&C) renewals and enhancements across two thirds of the UK.

TSP Projects logo

TSP Projects is a multi-disciplinary solutions business that provides a full range of services from consultancy, design and engineering to installation and onsite project management.

National Training Academy For Rail logo

NTAR is a joint project between the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR), the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and the Department for Transport (DfT), with industry partner Siemens.

McGinley Support Services logo

McGinley Support Services is one of the UK’s largest specialist recruitment agencies providing the Infrastructure sector of the construction industry with permanent, contract and temporary staff at all levels.

MTR Crossrail logo

On the 30 July 2014 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited, a 100% owned subsidiary of MTR Corporation, was awarded the concession for operating the new Elizabeth line across London.

VolkerRail logo

VolkerRail is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, with a successful track record of delivering projects on the UK’s national rail network. Our detailed understanding of the industry come from years of experience on main, branch and light rail networks; freight lines, depots, sidings and private industrial locations.

High Speed 1 logo

HS1 Ltd has the 30 year concession to own and operate High Speed 1, the UK’s first section of high speed rail, as well as the stations along the route: St Pancras International, Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International.

The VGC Group logo

The VGC Group provides people and delivers projects for the construction and rail industries. The market leader in our field, we have a workforce of over 1,400 people working on major infrastructure projects across the UK. VGC operates in all civil engineering environments including rail, road, utilities, nuclear and airports.

East Midlands Trains logo

East Midlands Trains are part of Stagecoach Group, we run fast, frequent services between London St Pancras International and key destinations throughout the East Midlands, including Leicester, Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

BAM Nuttall logo

BAM Nuttall is a leading edge supplier of civil engineering services and is fully focused on delivering quality infrastructure projects on behalf of all our customers. As foundation members of the Institution for Collaborative Working we fully embrace the concept of developing close relationships with our customers at the earliest stage of the project life cycle to develop the optimum solution for project delivery.

Arcadis logo

Arcadis is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services.

SNC Lavalin logo

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure.

Railway Industry Association logo

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the representative body for UK-based suppliers to the UK and world-wide railways. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number).

Network Certification Body logo

Network Certification Body (NCB) provides a system-wide approach to rail assurance and certification both in the UK and overseas.

An Independent subsidiary of the Network Rail Group providing assurance and certification services for rail infrastructure, vehicle, plant and freight operators together with audit and safety assessment activities, consultancy and training for industry best practice.

Jacobs logo

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, connected mobility, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement and scientific discovery, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good.

Department for Transport logo

The Department for Transport works with our agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.

Angel Trains logo

Angel Trains is one of Britain’s leading train leasing companies. The company has been an owner and lessor of rolling stock since 1994 and is one of the largest private investors in the UK rail industry.

CrossCountry logo

The CrossCountry network is the most extensive passenger rail franchise in Britain. Stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance and from Stansted to Cardiff, it calls at over 100 stations. Based in Birmingham, CrossCountry connects seven of Britain’s 10 largest cities and delivers 298 services every weekday, equating to some 37 million passenger journeys a year.

RSSB logo

Through research, analysis, and insight RSSB supports our members and stakeholders to deliver a safer, more efficient and sustainable rail system. Our vision is to be a centre of excellence, valued by its members and stakeholders as an essential contributor to their success.

Skanska, Costain and STRABAG (SCS) logo

The Skanska, Costain and STRABAG (SCS) joint venture brings together an industry-leading combination of tried, tested and successful partnerships, world-wide high-speed rail experience and extensive national and regional knowledge.

G&W UK/Europe Region logo

Freightliner, as part of G&W UK/Europe Region, supports The Big Rail Diversity Challenge because it allows us to demonstrate that there is categorically a place for women in rail.

GWR logo

Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services. We help over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year – across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

Arup logo

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists working across every aspect of today’s built environment.

Southeastern Railway logo

Southeastern has been running the train service between London and Kent and parts of East Sussex since 2006.

Arriva Rail London logo

Arriva Rail London is the train operating company responsible for running the London Overground network under a Concession Agreement with Transport for London (TfL). The seven and half year concession commenced on 13 November 2016

Thales logo

Transport networks across Britain rely on Thales technology and systems expertise for safe, reliable, efficient operations that deliver optimised capacity and reliability. Thales is a global leader in rail, road and urban transport, offering advanced signalling and control, integrated communications and supervision systems, and comprehensive services and support that sets the standard in the transportation industry.

Paystream logo

Run by qualified accountants and lawyers, PayStream is one of the leading providers of Umbrella Company, Limited Company and Back Office services to contractors and recruitment agencies.