Mission: Our vision is a better railway for a better Britain. This means delivering a railway that is safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before, and that will help to build a thriving, sustainable economy.
At Network Rail we believe that outstanding ...
I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than a year)
Network Rail is a great company to work for, with plenty of opportunities to develop your career. Generally, managers look after their employees and they help you to progress and achieve your aspirations. There are plenty of employee networks that support diversity in the workforce and build a culture of equality for everyone to succeed.
I feel empowered and supported to develop my own career and I have found plenty of opportunities to learn new skills via training, secondments or bespoke project in certain areas of my interest.
Work-life balance is very good, with a contract of 35 hours per week for all employees, 28 days of annual leave (+2 that you can buy), 5 days per year to do volunteering of your choice, and flexible working arrangements available.
It is a very big company and therefore changes take too long to get embedded.
Advice to Management
Continue supporting your employees and their careers. They are your most important asset.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Network Rail (York, England).
Interviewed by 2 employees, 1 the direct hiring manager and another manager from Glasgow office. Firstly they introduced themselves, spoke about the company and the position follow by questions to learn more about the candidate. It followed by competency questions on skills, management and communication. The tougher bit was technical and safety questions. Overall both the managers were extremely nice, friendly and even helpful when I was taking too long to think of answers.