Technical recruitment specialist, Mane Contract Services, is sponsoring the Depot Team of the Year at the RailStaff Awards 2014.
The UK now has one of the newest and best performing passenger rail fleets in Europe. The rail freight industry has also re-equipped with modern locomotives and wagons. Overhead line electrification, new railways and tram networks, projects like Crossrail and Thameslink will further develop what is now recognised as a unique industrial phenomenon.
Up and down the network depots are busy places from traction and rolling stock depots to electrification centres, freight depots and booking on points. These powerhouses of the new rail industry are centres of motivation and excellence.
Says Patrick O’ Reilly, Rail Director at Mane Contract Services, ‘We supply skilled professionals at all levels to the rail industry. Good depot teams are one of the essentials of the industry and are what make the railway the success it is. We are delighted to be backing the RailStaff Awards.’
Based in London, Bristol, Manchester, Dunfermline, the Netherlands and Germany, Mane provides technical recruitment solutions worldwide,specialising in supplying the Rail Industry as well as the Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing and Oil & Gas sectors.
Mane has been successfully leading the market for over 20 years and is proud to maintain preferred supplier status to many clients, operating fully managed accounts in the rail sector. Mane has extensive knowledge of emerging industrial legislation, laws and regulations, and ensures it is fully compliant.
‘We are fully aware the rail sector is one where Health and Safety is at the forefront of all projects,’ says Patrick. ‘Our clients recognise how much we value this, which is why we facilitate the screening process of every candidate we send to work – ensuring required documents such as rail certification, rights to work and training are validated. Better still, we carry out random drug and alcohol tests on all candidates, as well as on-site inspections, to make sure our Health and Safety standards are to the highest level.’
Depot Team of the Year is a unique category and is a chance to thank several people at once. Says Tom O’Connor, managing director, Rail Media, ‘These cohesive teams come together to provide all that is brightest and best in the railway. Almost every trainer will tell you that team work is important, but on the railway it is essential. The winners and runners up in this category demonstrate this with an eloquence that is often quite humbling. It is a great pleasure for me to welcome Mane to the RailStaff Awards 2014.
For many years Mane has itself been one of the unsung heroes of the new rail industry steadily advancing careers and putting the right people in the right place at the right time – teamwork at its very best.’