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Advance-TRS driving forward recruitment on National Electrification Programme

16th July 2014

Niche railway recruitment specialists, Advance Training & Recruitment Services, has secured a plethora of electrification and civils vacancies for the National Electrification Programme.

The seven-year programme aims to electrify more than two thousand miles of railway at a cost of more than £2 billion. In addition, a further £2 billion is being invested into accompanying civils upgrades which include gauge clearances, new platforms and footbridges, alongside refurbishments at various stations.

The NEP is just a part of the government’s ambitious efforts to electrify more than half of Britain’s railways by 2021. Once completed, the electrified lines will help stimulate economic growth by improving connections between towns and cities, with more journeys, faster trains and a vastly reduced impact on the environment.

Says James Culshaw, Senior Electrification Consultant at advance-TRS, ‘The National Electrification Programme is a fantastic investment into the UK’s ageing rail infrastructure that will provide more train services that can run faster, quieter and far more efficiently. Along with HS2 and Crossrail, an electric railway will be an excellent showcase for the UK as a premier economy with a world-class transport infrastructure.’

Senior Electrification and Civils consultants, James Culshaw and Daniel Forth-Rumley are looking to speak directly to OLE and Civils Project Managers and Project Engineers about long-term contract and permanent opportunities on various NEP projects.

For a confidential discussion about roles within electrification, get in contact with Senior Consultant, James Culshaw by calling 07931 815066 or by e-mailing your CV to

To discuss the various roles within civils, get in touch with Senior Consultant, Daniel Forth-Rumley on 07572 533260 or by e-mailing your CV to