Operational Planning Assistant

Network Rail
Milton Keynes
19 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Your logical brain could solve the railways’ biggest challenges

Operational Planning Assistant
Network Rail
Milton Keynes
£19,000 plus benefits

Every day, 4 million people use Britain’s railways. At Network Rail, we own and operate the thousands of tracks, bridges, tunnels and stations that make their journeys possible. It’s a complicated task and it’s only getting more complex, with passenger numbers set to double in the next 25 years. So we’re investing around £39bn in maintenance and improvement.

Our Capacity Planning Team balance the need of train operators to move passengers and freight from A to B, and the need for our teams to spend time maintaining, renewing and enhancing the network. This is your chance to learn how to build the detailed plans that make it all possible.

It begins with up to 12 months of training. You don’t need any railway experience or planning knowledge. Perhaps you’re good at maths, science, history or technical subjects? If you’re a logical thinker with great attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks, you could soon find yourself on route to become a Timetable Planner. At the end of your 12 month contract, you should have the knowledge and experience to take on a permanent role.

As an Operational Planning Assistant you’ll help to deliver timetable plans. Your training will give you technical skills and experience of working in a range of locations. If you can work fast and smart, and you’re keen to learn, this could be the beginning of an exciting journey. Our broad business offers a variety of careers and we’ll support you to keep developing.

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: 28 August 2017.

Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, membership or non-membership of trade union, social class or any other irrelevant factor.

We are committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We are two ticks accredited and we continue to strive to create a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve