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Enhancing Efficiency in Rail Recruitment: The Comprehensive Solution

The Rail Division is supported by in-house compliance and CSR teams. Approved sponsor for rail workers.

There have always been specialist challenges existing around rail recruitment services. The specifics of training and qualifications, the need for Sentinel cards, the fragmentation of areas within rail which require recruitment services and aligning with compliance in respect of worker health and safety and documentation.

These challenges were made ever more present when the Covid pandemic brought the planet to a standstill. A lot of workers saw their essential qualifications expire as work within the rail industry came to a standstill and quietened down for quite a time after. Whilst most industries can relate to these struggles, the heightened compliance requirements to work in rail settings, exacerbated the issue.

Ray Higgins, our rail director is a man on a mission to fix these issues. This challenge, plus the larger platform The Shore Group gives him, was a driving force behind his decision to join.  

“The Shore Group has large, established departments from compliance, white-collar to project delivery services. Incorporating rail services into The Shore Group allows us to offer a smooth A to B solution for all steps of operation in rail construction and recruitment, clients have access to a full package of workers in all chapters of their project's journey. I am thrilled to be working at The Shore Group enabling this to happen.”  

Rail recruitment is Ray’s speciality working previously in a £30 million business as a managing director, having built himself up through determination and on-the-job knowledge starting out as a resourcer, developing himself and clients alike. Qualified to degree level, Ray understands the importance of being certified and trained having taken on a variety of rail training opportunities, including a Sentinel card. 

The Shore Group is built on innovative services one of those being white-collar services. Specifically focused on the higher end of employment such as project managers, mechanical and electrical managers. The team is highly experienced and accompanies Ray in delivering to our rail clients. The Shore Group also offer blue-collar services, executive search, project delivery and logistics. The combination of these services creates a full recruitment package.

Industry-leading innovation like our Portal opens up a uniform method for keeping track of spending and hired employees. The Portal provides transparency when looking at the compliance of your workers, in-depth real-time spending and forecasting and ordering new operatives and trades you require, all at a click of a button.

The Rail Division is fully supported by in-house compliance and CSR teams, ensuring responsibility for correct documentation, legal right to work in the UK and correct qualifications for the role. The compliance team ensures certifications including ISO, Achilles and Constructionline are being upheld with accreditation part of the company’s DNA. 

The Shore Group is a registered supplier of rail employees, having passed our RISQS assessment. We cannot wait to get stuck in and involved with all major rail projects, including HS2, one of the biggest rail developments to happen in the UK.

We are always here to solve issues or queries our clients may have. Please contact Ray Higgins at ray.higgins@theshoregroup.co.uk if you have job requirements you would like to discuss further.  

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