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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 105 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 Values
  • Our Team
  • Our Benefits
  • Development
  • Vacancies

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

Mel's Story

Senior Project Planner

Annalise's Story

Administrator

Hasan's Story

Assistant Commercial Manager

Chris's Story

Senior Construction Manager

Imran's Story

Graduate Engineer

Klein's Story

Graduate Engineer

Vicky's Story

Assistant Commercial Manager

Jade's Story

Project Engineer

Siân's Story

Head of Engineering

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.”

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.

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.

EV car scheme

We offer a salary sacrifice scheme that allows you to access an EV car, helping our employees to reduce their carbon footprint.

Free financial coaching

We help employees to plan for their future with access to Bippit’s financial coaching.

Supporting families

We know balancing work and family life can be challenging and we want to make it easier. That’s why we give our employees access to Bubble, which provides emergency and regular childcare and carer support with no booking fees.

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

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

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

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

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

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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We regularly recruit to our growing team. Head over to our team hub to view our current openings.

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If you have any questions regarding recruitment, current or potential future vacancies, please contact us in confidence for an initial conversation via one of the methods below.

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