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Working for VolkerRail

All great things start somewhere, and at VolkerRail, we believe it starts with you. Our people are what makes us stand out - they are key to our success - and it is why we care and support everyone throughout their time with us.

We know that construction has an ageing workforce, and like most industries, the number of vacancies is higher than people available to fill them. We work hard to make our business an attractive place to work for people at all career stages, and from all backgrounds, no matter what their ambition. 

Our work is a product of pride, and it shows in our reputation. We want to transform rail for the future, and we want you to be a part of that change.

We work to promoting individuality and creativity, whilst encouraging academic and behavioural development, so you can reach your full potential.


Why join us?

We are always looking for capable people who have an appetite for exciting challenges. In return you will receive:

  • Rewards and perks: We are committed to investing in people, and offer a range of rewards and benefits, which will vary depending on role and individual choice.
  • Continuous learning: our people have access to ongoing training and development opportunities and various employee support programs, all aimed at fostering a rewarding and fulfilling experience that promotes growth through personal development and formal training, at every level. 
  • health and wellbeing support: We value the health and wellbeing of all our people and believe our support should extend outside of work hours, because balancing everyday life with the requirements of work and home can create pressures for all of us. Therefore, we offer a 24-hour employee assist programme through health assured to help with financial wellbeing, relationship advice, childcare support, bereavement counselling, tenancy and housing concerns, and more.
  • Long service awards: As a way of thanking our employees for their dedication and commitment to us, we celebrate and reward those who reach 10, 20, 30, and 40 years with us. This includes a voucher of their choosing and additional annual leave.
  • Recognition: Your hard work will not go unnoticed. As well as VolkerWessels UK's annual awards event, we also regularly nominate across industry recognised award schemes, to showcase the great things our teams are achieving across the sector.
  • Volunteering leave: Everyone is offered one day each year paid volunteer leave, to help establish and encourage relationships with charitable bodies and local communities.
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Long service

Alan Lee has been with us for over 10 years, and his knowledge and experience as a stores controller has helped us improve our facilities to benefit his colleagues

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From litter picking, helping to plant trees, renovating local hospices to supporting inclusion in our sector, our people regular take part in volunteering events.

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Become part of our team

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