The Armed Forces and the Rail sector

For those preparing the leave the Armed Forces, the Rail sector provides a large range of rewarding career opportunities.

As colleagues from across NRL’s teams tell us in their own words below, the sector is a great place to transfer skills and learn new ones.

Steve Horbury found a new role working in the Rail sector with NRL provided progression and a successful career upon leaving the military that’s already spanned almost 20 years.

Steve Horbury, Grinding Supervisory Manager, NRL Rail

For Alec Wright and Phil Taylor, they were able to put the existing skills they brought with them from the Armed Forces to good use, as well as gaining new ones.

Alec Wright, GSM (Ground Support Maintenance), NRL Rail

Phil Taylor, Grinding Supervisory Manager, NRL Rail

For Pat McCarthy, his career in Rail allowed him to become a specialist in health, safety and compliance.

Pat McCarthy, Compliance Manager, NRL Rail – Previously HSE&Q Manager, NRL Group

We’re always happy to chat to anyone who is considering a move to the Rail sector as they start putting plans in place to leave the Armed Forces.

You can find out more about how we support the Armed Forces community and their families, and search for our latest roles below.


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