SLC, the rail development and delivery specialist, has welcomed the first of four new engineering graduates to the business following holding a graduate recruitment day in June.
The next generation of engineering talent attended the event at SLC’s headquarters in Birmingham’s Brindleyplace, giving the candidates the chance to showcase why they wanted to work for the company and ask questions.
This was the first graduate recruitment day the company had run and resulted in four successful offers to students from Coventry University and the University of Birmingham. This is the most engineering graduates the company has ever taken on in one year.
Sam Uren, Engineering Director of SLC Rail said: “Our business is growing rapidly and we offer a fast-paced and encouraging environment in which to gain industry experience. SLC has a very different way of working as we inject passion and commitment into our schemes, for the benefit of projects and our clients.
“It’s clear from our recruitment day that there’s a lot of talented engineers coming through with a keenness to work in this important sector and it’s up to businesses like ours to give them opportunities to develop and grow into considerate and passionate engineers.”
SLC has been involved in over 50 rail projects since it began in 2009, helping to deliver significant investment strategies and projects across the UK. The company designed and delivered Worcestershire Parkway for Worcestershire County Council, which went on to win ‘Overall Project of the Year’ at the ICE West Midlands awards in 2020.
It is working on the West Midlands Rail Programme, which involves building five new stations and upgrading two. The collaboration between the partners on this programme was recognised at last week’s Railway Innovation Awards by winning the Cross-Industry Partnership award. SLC is also working on the redevelopment of the Northumberland Line, which is the biggest third-party rail project in the UK directly developed by a local authority and will see the reintroduction of passenger services and six new stations.
Sam added: “We’re working on very exciting projects including station masterplans, new stations and depots and new and enhancement of existing railway lines. Our fresh cohort will get the chance to work on projects that will make a difference to passengers up and down the country.
“It’s a great time to join us, as earlier this year AECOM become a minority investor in the business after a well-established and long-standing working relationship on multiple projects in the UK together.
“Plus, as an approved ICE Training provider, we will also help our graduates along their way to getting professional chartership. We can’t wait for all our new graduates to start with us and look forward to watching them grow.”
SLC is on the lookout for people to join the business, particularly in Engineering, Commercial, and Project Management. If you’re interested in joining us, then e-mail: HR@SLCRail.com.