Stobart Rail is supporting the Recruiter and HR Person or Team of the Year Award.
Now one of the leading names in rail network maintenance, repair and improvement, Stobart Rail is active throughout the earthworks, structures, permanent way, drainage and lineside infrastructure sectors of the rail industry.
‘We are delighted to welcome one of the most inspiring names in transport to the RailStaff Awards,’ says Tom O’Connor, managing director, Rail Media.
Stobart Rail holds a Network Rail Principal Contractor’s Licence and is an approved On Track Plant Operations Scheme Provider in addition to holding a comprehensive list of RISQS Product Codes.
The company’s wide-ranging expertise, innovative approach, experienced workforce and extensive fleet of plant is also deployed undertaking development projects and delivering improvement works at a number of major Eddie Stobart facilities.
‘Recruitment and human resources people are the oil that keeps the rail industry flowing,’ adds Tom. ‘Not only do we need more people with a range of different skills, railway companies know they have to keep abreast of the latest legislation governing employment law, terms and conditions, as well as health and safety procedure.
‘A motivated, well looked after, workforce is the single greatest asset of any rail operation. Much of the ground work driving the success of this is laid out and strengthened behind the scenes by this army of HR professionals. We should all be grateful.’
Founded in 1993 by Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Rail, formerly WA Developments, has been built upon a special understanding of the demands of the rail civil engineering industry. Today, Stobart Rail is one of the most respected organisations in the industry yet the company remains vigilant of the need to meet and respond to the challenges of an ever-changing environment.
Stobart Rail’s investment in a large fleet of road rail vehicles (RRVs) and an innovative approach to projects, when combined with a highly skilled and well motivated workforce, has proven to be an unbeatable combination.