Network Rail

We own, repair and develop the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.

  • 4 x 9hr days
  • 1,000+ employees
  • Hybrid remote

Who we are

We own, repair and develop the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.

That’s 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We manage 20 of the country’s largest stations, while all the rest – over 2,500 – are run by the train operating companies.

Working at Network Rail

Start a rewarding career with us Network Rail’s role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity.

Network Rail Team

This means becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users; that is easy to engage with and is an efficient and dependable partner; a company people are proud to work for; instinctively recognised as an industry leader.

We offer different forms of flexible working:

  • Part-time working - work is generally considered part-time when employees are contracted to work anything less than full time hours:
  • Job sharing - a form of part-time working where two people share the responsibility for a job between them;
  • Different start and/or finish times - allows employees to choose, within certain set limits, when to begin and end work;
  • A change of shift pattern;
  • Term-time working - an employee remains on a permanent contract and can take paid/unpaid leave during school holidays;
  • Compressed hours - an arrangement in which an employee works his/her contractual hours in fewer than the normal number of days per week; and
  • Home working -an arrangement in which an employee regularly spends time working from home

Employee Benefits

At Network Rail, we value having a great work-life balance - that's why we offer:

  • Optional 4 day week at full pay (35hrs)
  • Hybrid remote working
  • Privileged staff travel - Leisure travel discount of 75% on all leisure travel and includes family members.
  • A subsidy of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets if you travel to work on the train.
  • GWR ticket alliance – Heavily discounted all day passes for you and up to 5 friends and family to use across the GWR network (20 passes per year)
  • Benefits package including healthcare offers, a cycle to work scheme, discounted healthcare club membership, and a discounted offers and benefits including childcare, healthcare and online shopping site.
  • A range of Pension schemes to choose from
  • 5 days paid volunteering leave.

2 weeks paid reserve leave for the Armed Forces community.

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Network Rail overview

Working Week

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 28 days annual leave, plus public holidays

  • 37 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 89 days off per year


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  • +524 days @ 100% salary
  • +1037 days PTO
  • +9Open to remote working
  • +8Flexible working hours
  • +5Healthcare coverage
  • +6And much more...

Our working Day

  • 7am
    Work between
  • 9am
    Typical hours

Remote Working Policy

Some staff work fully on-site with other teams working hybrid remotely.

  • United Kingdom

Our Team

We're a team of 43k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • business development
  • information technology
  • operations
  • finance
  • support
  • education
  • human resources
  • +11 more teams

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Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Childcare support
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

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