Network Rail Intership Jobs 2023 – Competency Specialist

Website Network Rail

About the job


Bristol, GB

Department Name

Wales and Western Region

About Network Rail

At Network Rail, we’re part of a large family serving millions of passengers and freight users throughout the UK every day. Our service impacts millions of people and we strive to become more efficient as we enhance, maintain and operate our network.

Our passengers and freight users are at the heart of everything we do. We help connect people to their friends and families and get goods to their destination safely and efficiently. We’re an organisation where people matter. When you’re part of our team, you matter to us and you matter to millions.

The Wales & Western region includes more than 2,700 miles of railway and we serve communities and businesses of Wales, the Thames Valley, West of England and the Southwest Peninsula.

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users drives us every day and we’re empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

About our people and the recruitment process – We’re an inclusive employer of choice and we welcome applications from everyone!

We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly, as we know traditional working patterns don’t always fit. If you want to consider working flexibly, just let us know and we’ll do our best to help and invest in your career with us , whilst you have a healthy work life balance.

In Wales and Western region, you will have the opportunity to join PROUD, our reward and recognition scheme where you can say thanks and recognise colleagues across the region who have demonstrated outstanding values and behaviours.

We want to help deliver a railway which is safe, reliable, affordable and that provides great customer service to everyone .

Brief Description

The purpose of this role is to:

  • undertake assurance, competence and certification of all relevant employees (Signallers and Controllers), and to input to and assist in the development and delivery of training solutions.
  • deliver initial signaller training as an associate trainer for the Devon & Cornwall and Gloucester re-signalling schemes. This training will include operational rules and regulations, and operation of associated signalling equipment.

Training Locations – Exeter – Bristol – Gloucester

About The Role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage the provision and consistent delivery of training plans in line with customer requirements.
  • Provide input into the construction and development of packages and manage the production of training course and support materials to address local needs as well as continuously developing and improving the training solutions.
  • Evaluate and report on the quality and standard of training provided.

Accountable for identification and delivery of training requirements, and where appropriate other railway groups training, and liaising with

  • Professional Development & Training regarding training needs of the operations teams.
  • Deliver initial signaller training as an associate trainer for the Devon & Cornwall and Gloucester re-signalling schemes. This training will include operational rules and regulations, and operation of associated signalling equipment.
  • Undertake briefings as directed.
  • Manage training facilities, balancing the training forecast against budget(s).
  • Maintain and deliver competency assessments for all relevant roles as well as gathering evidence for assessments from key sources.
  • Share best practice with other Training & Competency Management teams.
  • Undertake certification of staff competency to work as required.


  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to provide technical leadership to appropriate peer group
  • Able to plan and prioritise own work
  • Knowledge of company standards and training processes
  • Relevant operational experience
  • A1 Assessor


  • General knowledge of the core NR applications or suitable equivalents
  • Experience of developing training courses and programmes
  • Experience of delivering operational & safety related training courses

Relevant training qualification / experience

How To Apply (External)

Salary: £34,050 – £38,305 range/ spot rate

Network Rail Benefits

Closing date: 17th October 22

Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications. Late applications will not be accepted.

Click ‘apply now’ to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Diversity and inclusion are more than just buzz words for us. We’re constantly striving to make sure we provide a welcoming and safe environment for everyone. We recognise that certain groups are under-represented within our team and we’re working closely with our regional diversity and inclusion networks to make sure we support these groups as best as we can.

Network Rail is a and we’ll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles. You can visit for advice on accessibility support if you’re unsure of the options available. Should you require any reasonable adjustments/modifications, please add a note to your application.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do. Safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

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