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SLC Rail is a UK rail business, based in Brindleyplace, the heart of Birmingham’s leisure and business district. We help to make rail improvements happen for local communities up and down the country.

We work hard and have fun while doing it. We accept others for who they are, tell it as it is and are relentlessly focused on the detail. To date, we’ve worked with third parties on over 50 station projects and helped to build new stations such as Worcestershire Parkway. If that sounds good to you—then we hope you’ll join us.

Our workplace culture is defined by the ‘SLC Way’

The SLC Way sets out a mission for the business and key principles, how we approach our work and how we treat each other. This is fundamental to our business proposition and is what sets us apart from our competitors. Every new employee hears the story behind the SLC Way and why it is important for the company as part of their induction.

Get to know the people at SLC

Every member of our team has their own story to tell, click an image below to read more

Chris’s Story

Senior Construction Manager

Krishma’s Story

Assistant Project Manager

Imran’s story

Graduate Engineer

Lucy’s story

Apprentice Engineer

Mel’s story

Senior Project Planner

Annalise’s story

Administrator

Hasan’s story

Assistant Commercial Manager

Lucy’s story

Apprentice Engineer

Lucy joined us as an Apprentice Engineer.  She’s two years into a five-year Level 6 Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship BEng (Hons) and can see first-hand the benefits that apprenticeships can bring to businesses and individuals.

“I’ve always been interested in Civil Engineering – it runs in my family!  My dad and my sister are both engineers.

“I wish I knew about the apprenticeship route when I was 16 years old and thinking about career choices because I much prefer being able to apply what I learn in the real-world.  It wasn’t until I was older that I knew that apprenticeships were a real alternative to university.

“My apprenticeship means I’m learning as I go and putting it into practice straight away.  SLC Rail has been really supportive and I’m benefiting from invaluable mentorship from my colleagues.  I’m also able to start working towards professional qualifications with the Institution of Civil Engineers – in addition to gaining real work experience on a variety of rail projects – which may actually put me in a better position than those who’ve chosen the university route. I’m so glad I picked an apprenticeship and I would recommend to others to consider this option.”

 

Mel’s story

Senior Project Planner

Mel is a Senior Project Planner and started working for us in 2013 after coming back to work from maternity leave.  She has worked on many projects including those for the West Midlands Combined Authority and on Kidderminster, Worcestershire Parkway, NUCKLE and many more.

“It was a perfect fit for my life.  It was a small team and you could tell this group of people wanted to make a difference and wanted to work in a different way.

“I love the diversity of the company and how it feels like a family.  Even though we are growing big, I think we are still retaining that.  Everyone is approachable and obtainable, and I also love that we’re not constrained in how we work and what you can do.

“SLC is open to planning methods and ways of doing things and reporting.  That’s why I’ve worked here for so long because I’ve made the role into what I want, and I can bring different ideas to the table.”

Annalise’s story

Administrator

Annalise joined us as an Apprentice Administrator four years ago when she was 18. She has found an apprenticeship a great career choice, which has given her the chance to grow in confidence and experience.

“I’d never previously considered the rail industry as a career but decided to go for it when I saw this opportunity advertised.

“The year-long apprenticeship involved a mixture of study and office work, helping me to grow in confidence.  I’m now involved in other areas of the business such as supporting with cyber security training.
“I’d recommend the apprenticeship route because it gives you learning on the job combined with support from your colleagues.”

Hasan’s story

Assistant Commercial Manager

Hasan joined us in 2018 on a placement in the engineering team whilst studying for an aerospace engineering degree. However, when he realised that engineering wasn’t for him after all, we helped him find his dream career path, which is why you’ll now find him enjoying a completely different role as Assistant Commercial Manager in the commercial team.

“I now feel that I’ve found the right career path for me, and this is down to working with a supportive organisation. I’m really enjoying my new role in Commercial, and I’ve already worked on several interesting projects. Ending up in a consultancy like SLC has been great for me.”

 

There’s a lot to love with an SLC career jump.

Here are just some of our benefits.

Healthcare

We offer Private Medical Insurance cover by Bupa, Eye Care Vouchers and a Company Sick Pay Scheme.

Wellbeing

Your wellbeing is a priority: we have Mental Health First Aiders, an Employee Assistance Programme, a wellbeing room, free on site massages, subsidised gym membership and a yearly programme accessible to all employees.

33 Days Holiday

Rest is important so we give our employees 33 days paid holiday inclusive of bank holidays.

Financial Benefits

We have enhanced family pay, a profit share bonus scheme, professional subscriptions, pension contributions of 6% and income protection.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Our Cycle to Work Scheme means you can save up to 42% on the cost of bicycles and/or equipment.

Work to suit you

Our Brindleyplace office is a fantastic place to be, but If it helps you to work somewhere else from time to time, that’s fine too.

We’ve been awarded Great Place to Work-Certification™

Showcasing our commitment to creating a positive and enjoyable workplace.

Using validated employee feedback gathered by Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven methodology, the certification confirms that more than 9 out of 10 employees have a consistently positive experience with us.

We are committed to investing in your future.

Here are some of the ways we help you be successful in your role:

Induction Programme

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We’ll make you feel welcome from day one and give you the best possible start as you embark on your career with us. We'll help you to settle in, so you can start to build relationships with your colleagues and contribute quickly and confidently. We will give you a full 6-month induction programme and space to learn, which will help you understand our culture, our values and how we work - reinforcing your decision to come and work with us!

Performance Appraisals

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Performance is recognised on a continuous basis and we'll do what we can to help you maximise your full potential. Aside from regular meetings with your manager, we are also committed to helping you develop with yearly performance appraisals.

Professional Development

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It’s really important to us to harness the knowledge and talent we have within our organisation and to continue to invest in your future. You will work with your manager to build a professional training programme to suit your skills and role. As well as 1:1 coaching, we have a range of learning and development programmes including leadership management. Whether you are looking for an NVQ or support on your path to chartership, we’ll help you get to wherever you want to be.

Graduate & Apprentice Engineering Programme

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We’re an approved Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Training provider – so we have everything in place to help our graduates and apprentices along their way to getting professional chartership. To find our next generation of talented engineers, we hold annual graduate and apprentice days.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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We recognise the importance of having different backgrounds, experiences, views, beliefs and cultures within our business and the benefits this brings to us and to complex projects. Problem solving is best managed with diverse thoughts and we want to encourage people to express their ideas and viewpoints with confidence. We incorporate equality into our core objectives, making every effort to eliminate discrimination, and to create a fully inclusive working environment free of bullying, harassment and victimisation, to allow equal opportunities for all.

“I love that there is not a strong hierarchy, everyone’s views and skills are considered equal although massively diverse. There’s such a variety of expertise that you get the opportunity to work with and learn from.” - Rachel
“I love working with colleagues and friends to plan future strategies for our clients.” - Mark
“Enthusiasm is everywhere.” - Nick
“We live what we preach and tell it as it is.” - Thomas
“I like that the business gives me the lack of bureaucracy and the opportunity to change the way things are done.” - Jake
“I’ve also always been struck by the energy, enthusiasm and vibrancy that Ian and others demonstrate in SLC and how this contagious quality can’t help but excite and enthuse everyone.” - Paul
“I like the people, I like the trust that’s shown in me, and, because of the work life balance, I always feel energised to be able to offer more.” - Adrian

So, are you onboard?

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Have a question about recruitment or current or future vacancies? We'd love to hear from you. Contact us in confidence for an initial conversation via one of the methods below.

Email hr@slcrail.com call 0121 285 2622