Just started a month ago, on this exact role. Interview process was straight forward. Online test about 12 questions to show how good you are with puzzles and problem solving.
Then 3 hour assessment centre at MK quadrant. 1 hour interview 1 hour test on the role ( questions where you read and calculate train journeys on a sheet using diagrams) 1 hour group work with fellow interviewees where you will be observed. They totall up all 4 processes and highest scores are successful.
Going through my 18 week training. Training and working at the same time. You get put in a team after you join and that when you’ll know which area you’ll be working in and also it’s your wam that help you feel welcome in a place where everything is just so new to you. The actual work is okay once you’ve been shown how to do it, it’s very technical, dealing with time table plans and then offering them to train operation companies. Then validating them. It’s not simple but it’s really interesting.
The office is amazing. Parking is great you get a MK employee permit for free. All day parking is £3 in mk purple bays. The network rail staff carpark is £2.80 per visit. So you have a choice.
Training team are lovely they help you with your development. But also it’s how you also make sure your developing and take control of the matter. Plenty of promotional opportunities once your competent and in need for a change.
Smart wear, shirt/ half sleeve shirt and trousers. Most Fridays is dressdown for charity.
Gym £18 a month with free classes. Every Monday they have a football leaguemore... which is good fun. So far it’s been good at my very short time being here.
Hours are flexible as long as you get your 35 hours done in a week.less
Gym, ample parking if you come early, flexible hours
Great conpany lots of variety of people, very friendly team. The hours are the hours you do occasion there is overt, but very rarely. Parking facilities is excellent. There’s test in order for you to get an interview, which think is ridiculous
Busy environment constant flow of clients . Dealing with various technical issues and requests No room for progression as i was only contracting Enjoyed helping staff with requests and issues. Most members were friendly
Resourcing Business Partner (Former Employee) – Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire – 5 October 2017
A supportive working environment, you are allowed to learn and grow and use your own initiative. Management was great and supportive I learnt lean sigma and data analytics reporting using ORACLE Culture is inclusive and fun Having my peer to call on for insights and the bonding in the team
Free Bus Ride back to London during major disruption to Train
Network Rail are a great employer to work for. They are committed to getting the best out of their people, focussing on development and work life balance. The work is challenging but support is available within the immediate and broader NR family.
A typical day at work was being treated like cattle I learned very quickly that even though the perks were good you were overworked and under praised management was disgusting on every level workplace culture was to care about yourself the hardest part of the job was turning up The best part was going home
Worked in the Capacity Planning Department, a challenging role of meeting the needs of freight operators under daily deadlines to offer bids back to FOCS. Worked in a large team involved daily stakeholder management with operators via email and phone. Met GBRF in June 2014 was good to put names to faces, met operator to understand there needs and future markets. Visited Roberts Road Depot to see how the class 66 diesel fleet is maintained by Electromotive.
The building in MK was great to work in the commute was long from London however worked with some good people which made the job good. Learnt a lot about rail freight this being a niche area of the industry and valuable to know information gathered which would hopefully lead to more opportunities in the future to work at a freight operator.
Risk and Value Analyst (Current Employee) – Milton Keynes – 26 August 2016
I like working for an organization whose priorities for ethics, teamwork and effectiveness match my own. What's most important to me is finding a place where individuals want to work together, as a true team.The match of what you need with what one can do should be clear, and any additional benefit of having the same values and community interests will make me to want to be here more than anywhere else.”
Currently in transition and facing a number of challanges
Practice Manager (Former Employee) – Milton Keynes – 29 February 2016
Network Rail is facing a number of challenges as they seek to deliver value for money. While there is a will to change I am not sure the management team can facilitate the change. This is creating a stressful environment due to the uncertainty and lack of clear direction.
Resourcing Business Partner (Former Employee) – Milton Keynes, ENG – 13 January 2016
The company is in a rubbish state but the people are excellent. too bad some people will never change and that is why NR is failing. Also it is an organisation where lower level employees earn more than managers and gives a nice tension between people in the offices and people on the tracks. Frequent reorganisations (every 6 months) do not help and employees morale are at the bottom. Every new senior manager will want their way and forces their org structure on the departments. In resourcing there is no leadership, head of does not exist as we had devolved teams. Impossible to implement new ways as people just think in transactions. Very limited on spending, scrutinised every minute why you are spending £2000 on a campaign, yet we hire seniors through search firms and splash out £100k. People are reluctant to change and impossible to get rid of under performers.
Team Organiser to Core Renewals Team (Current Employee) – Milton Keynes, ENG – 1 November 2015
Working day flexible (arrive from 6.30am no later than 10.00am leave no earlier than 4.00pm; though most people work quite long hours and WfH.) Agile working space has won deign awards Hierarchical structure with Assignment Managers and Practice Management Tiers Co-workers - technically very clever, hard-working; Good Induction Programme though still a steep learning curve as a "newby" Lots of different work forums; Town Hall sessions to join depending on your interests.
easy to stay in the building as it meets most needs and not venture out..