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Keeping to the ‘timetable’ is paramount in the Rail Industry and with penalties incurred for missing agreed service standards, SOS are fully aware of the pressures that train and infrastructure operators are under.

Over the years, SOS have developed a specialist Recruitment Team, incorporating many years of direct rail experience with the major rail companies. With a full understanding of the driving factors and the culture of this safety critical sector, SOS is currently supplying quality staff on a number of high profile Network Rail and London Underground projects. SOS are able to satisfy all resource requirements, be they short term contracts, long term projects or permanent positions.

Typical skill sets supplied to the Rail Sector include:-

Blue Collar / Manual Labour

  • Gangers
  • Steel Fixers
  • COSS
  • Protection Masters
  • PTS Look Outs
  • Other PTS Safety Critical Staff
  • Electrical / Site Supervisors
  • Electrical / Mechanical Engineers
  • HV Electricians
  • Cable Pullers
  • SPIC’s
  • Trade Mates
  • General Labourers, Ground Workers
White Collar Labour

  • Project Managers / Engineers
  • Contracts Mangers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Planners (e.g. P6)
  • Construction Managers
  • Health and Safety Managers / Engineers / Inspectors
  • Commissioning Engineers
  • Other Civil and Engineer staff
  • CAD Designers
  • Cost Estimators
  • Quality Engineers
  • Senior and Authorised Persons (SAP & AP’s) up to 132 KV
  • Various Finance and Project support staff



SOS ensures that all personnel, working on Rail Projects, hold the correct certification.