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Recruitment for the Rail Sector

At Millbank, our dedicated rail division, MDA Rail, is one of the UK’s leading providers of personnel with a combined experience in excess of 30 years.

Working with some of the UK's leading rail companies to source and recruit highly experienced, knowledgeable rail personnel, we have some of the most exciting rail vacancies in the industry.

Our clients and candidates expect to deal with a labour supplier that understands the industry - and the nuances, technical terms and language that comes with it - inside-out. With decades of experience within the sector, MDA Rail is here to provide the expert solutions that our clients and candidates require.

If you work for a company within the sector looking for the most talented candidates, or if you are a candidate looking for your ideal role, get in touch with us today. Call 01928 751000 or complete our contact form with details of your enquiry.

Our expertise in the Rail sector

A strong rail infrastructure forms the backbone for so many industries in the UK, and requires talented people to drive it forward into growth and improvement.

With over 30 years in the field, we have adapted to ongoing changes in the sector and offer full compliance with all statutory and rail industry requirements which has helped to establish our strong reputation for providing essential recruitment support.

Offering a tailored, concise approach, our rail recruitment division, MDA Rail, is split further into two specialisms:

  • Safety Critical / Blue Collar staff
  • Professional and Technical White Collar staff

Extensive resources and close relationships with clients have enabled us to source Rail Professionals for some of the industry’s leading companies. We also supply railway professionals for large infrastructure projects. Our large client pool is just one of the things that sets us at Millbank apart for railway jobs.

Recruitment solutions for the Rail sector

As one of the foremost engineering and technical recruitment consultants, we are regularly appointed to find qualified rail industry professionals in a range of disciplines, including:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Commercial Management & Control
  • Designers & Engineers
  • HSQE Advisors & Managers
  • OLE Engineers
  • Permanent Way
  • Planning Engineers (P6 and Possession/SSOW)
  • Project Management
  • S&T Technicians
  • Senior Management & Project Directors
  • Site Management

Training and Assessment

Established in 1998, MDA Rail Training (part of the Millbank Group) has achieved the new ‘Gold’ standard set by the National Skills Association for Rail (NSAR).

Many companies in this area are either labour suppliers or trainers - there aren’t many that do both. But we do, and our expanding, dynamic and progressive training centre meets the needs of the socially and economically diverse rail industry.

Click here to find out more about our Training and Assessment centre and courses.

Present training capabilities include:

  • E-Learning IT Suite
  • PTS (AC & DCCR)
  • Lookout – PeeWee & Kango
  • IWA – Individual Working Alone
  • COSS – Overland Line Permit, Conductor Rail Plant & Theory
  • PC – Protection Controller
  • DC Conductor Rail Engineering including Strapping/Testing & Switching
  • ICI – Industry Common Induction/Network Rail Induction (NR IND)
  • OLEC 1 – Access Overhead Lines Construction Sites
  • SWL 1 – Safe Work Leader 1

All above courses include Initial & Recertification of competencies.

If you don’t see the course you require, or for more information on our current courses, call 01928 751 000 or email

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Isolation and Possession Planning and Management

Our isolation and possession teams have many years of combined experience in the planning and delivery of isolations on overhead lines, and in enabling maximum possession utilisation and project delivery within agreed budget and time constraints.

With thousands of possessions successfully managed, we have the expertise to provide multi-skilled workforces for a diverse range of works countrywide.

For enquiries about possession planning and management, call 01928 751 000 or email

Candidate services

For every job searcher, we provide practical CV tips and help with interview techniques to ensure a smooth, stress-free and swift transition into their new role.

Search our live vacancies here.

If you would like more information on how to improve the likelihood of securing your next role, visit our candidate help and advice section.

Contact us today

If you would like to know more about our services please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Either call 01928 751000 or complete the online enquiry form on our contact page.