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These pages are designed to support you when applying for job vacancies online through networkrail.co.uk. Click on the appropriate link to view the answer to the question:
Before you apply for a job on our site you are required to create your own account online. This will also speed up the application process for any subsequent vacancies you may wish to apply for.
You will then be guided through a series of easy to use screens:
Use preferences to register for job alerts. Use the search fields to set your preferences and you will then receive an email to your registered email address when a vacancy meeting your criteria is created.
When you next enter the site you can simply enter your email address and password to login and access your stored information in My Account.
Please note that the information stored in My Account pages act as your base application details for all vacancies you apply to in the future. However you can tailor these when applying for any vacancy during the application process.
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Once you have found a job that you wish to apply for click the 'Apply now' link at the top of the job page. For maintenance operative roles only an application form is required, for other vacancies a CV must be uploaded. Please read the 'How to Apply' details for the vacancy you are interested in.
The information in the Application: Review Account screen is defaulted from the details you entered in 'My Account'. At this stage you have the option to amend your personal details, including uploading and amended a copy of your CV.
For maintenance operational roles an external application form is also required:
Only the Additional Application Questions are mandatory, the Equal Opportunity details are optional.
You will receive confirmation that your application has been submitted successfully.
Once you have registered you can update your details and load documents to the system that are relevant to job applications at anytime.
On your welcome page under ‘Jobs Applied For’ you will see a list of any vacancies for which you have applied. The ‘Status’ column can help you determine where your application is in the recruiting process. The status of ‘Active Application’ means the application has been received for that position.
If you set up and job alert preferences in My Account you amend these at any time. Click on the preferences link and simply amend and submit your changes. You can also alter your Allow My Account To Be Searched preference. This preference is used to either allow or block Network Rail Managers and Resourcers to view your account online when looking for suitable candidates for a vacancy they have created.
Should you wish to delete a document at any time simply click the ‘dustbin’ icon in the row containing the non-required document.
Note: Passwords must be at least 6 characters in length and contain both letters and numbers.
Once you have a Username and Password you are able to login to the system and save vacancy details in your account for later review. This is useful if you find jobs that are of interest to you but that you are not ready to apply for, or if you would like to compare vacancies.
From the Available Jobs page:
A pop up message will confirm that the selected jobs are now in your Job Basket.
To view the jobs stored in your Job Basket click on the link in the top right hand corner of the iRecruitment Home Page screen.
If you have any questions or support issues, please fill in our support request form .