How we recruit

We use a standard recruitment process for all our vacancies

We only accept applications for advertised vacancies. We don’t accept speculative CVs. All our jobs are advertised in the vacancies section of this website.

Recruitment process

We have a rigorous recruitment process that involves:


Notice to third party agencies

Network Rail does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed agreement, Network Rail will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a CV or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Network Rail reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Visa applicants

We’re an A-rated sponsor under Tier 2 of the UK Immigration points-based system (PBS). If you require a visa to work in the UK or would like further information on the PBS visit the UK Border Agency website. Please be aware that we don’t provide financial support for any visa application.

We make every effort to eliminate discrimination, direct and indirect, from our recruitment and selection process. Read more about our diversity and inclusion policy.


Please use our careers support request form if you have questions or support issues.


Joining Network Rail

Welcome onboard!

What happens next?

What happens when you secure a role with us