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Hitachi Rail Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Rail Freight
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey solutions.

With a presence in 38 countries, across three continents and over ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Company Updates

  • Across Hitachi Rail our priority remains constant: the health, safety and well-being of our employees and stakeholders. To navigate the challenges initiated by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our teams have worked to change our operations, procedures and safety measures to ensure we can continue to deliver for our customers around the world. Find out more by visiting our website and clicking on our Coronavirus Response page.

  • Congratulations to our amazing team at Newton Aycliffe who have been crowned Business Finance Team of the Year at the North East Accountancy Awards 2019 #teamhitachi

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Hitachi Rail – Why Work With Us?

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of transport solutions across rolling stock, signalling services and turnkey.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our beliefs and actions are guided by our Mission, Vision and Values. We take pride in holding ourselves and our projects to the highest standards, and our values provide benchmarks to evaluate our successes and opportunities for improvement.

Our Mission
Our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Our Vision
Our vision is that HRE will be a respected leading player with impact across the European rail industry.

Our Values
Our values inform us how we go about our work, these are taken from our parent company, Hitachi Limited.

  • Wa (Harmony)

We need to show respect to our colleagues, to our suppliers, our clients and our stakeholders. We show respect to earn respect.

  • Makoto (Sincerity)

We should act with integrity in all we say and do, this shows that we are sincere in holding to our stated values. We maintain fairness in all our dealings; our reputation is founded on how we go about our business.

  • Kaitakusha – Seishin (Pioneering Spirit)

We lead with ambition, seeking new challenges; we are not afraid to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of our business.

We are expanding our operations further to build upon our global reputation of quality, reliability, innovation, design and technological leadership.

Join us and become part of a collaborative and innovative team that is powering good around the world.

Building a better future together

We are looking for the brightest, most innovative talent, to assist us in meeting the future transport needs for the next 50 years and beyond.

Our Graduate and Apprentice programmes are designed to focus on skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required for the workforce of the future.
Whether you're starting a career in business or engineering there is an opportunity for you!

There is nothing better than a diverse team

Across Hitachi Rail we aspire to create an inclusive environment which embeds a culture of belonging, and offers a workplace that attracts and appeals to people from multiple identities and backgrounds.

We believe that diverse teams spur creativity, innovation and high performance!


Hitachi Rail Reviews

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Quality in London, England
    Current Employee - Head of Quality in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time


    Global company with great opportunities


    Nothing to be concerned about

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Hitachi Rail Photos

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Hitachi Rail photo of: The Hitachi Rail Global Head Office in Ludgate, London
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Hitachi Rail Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Shift Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Doncaster, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (Doncaster, England) in August 2020.


    First interview on Skype, generic interview questions. Then technical questions looking at schematic diagrams of trains.

    Got a call back for a second interview, again on Skype. but this time the interviewer did not turn on their video, creating a very uncomfortable scenario where I couldn’t see them but they could see me.

    Was told I would hear back regardless of outcome with some feedback the following week. Several months later and no such feedback has materialised, very poor considering the time candidates invest in preparing for interviews.

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Hitachi Rail Awards & Accolades

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Stanley H. Caplan User-Centred Product Design Award 2015 - Class 800/801 Rolling Stock Cab Design, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2015
  • Nikkei Sangyo Best Product Award 2015 – Hitachi AT200 Rolling Stock, Nikkei Sangyo, 2015
  • Rail Staff Awards 2015 - Depot Team of the Year - Ashford Train Maintenance Centre, Rail Staff Awards, 2015
  • National Rail Awards 2015 - Outstanding Personal Contribution to Rail - Karen Boswell, MD, Hitachi Rail Europe, National Rail Awards, 2015
  • Global Legal Awards 2014 – Global Finance Deal of the Year (InterCity Express Programme), Global Legal Awards 2014, 2014
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