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Exxell is Acorn’s specialist technical division, providing permanent and temporary recruitment across a range of sectors including engineering, rail, facilities management and construction across the whole of the UK, especially south-east England.

Based in Woking, Exxell’s Rail Division has many years’ experience of supplying a broad spectrum of manpower to the rail infrastructure and construction industries. Our specialist recruitment consultants are experienced in matching the specific requirements of clients and project with the appropriate personnel.

Network Rail / LUL

Our consultants work extensively with Network Rail and London Underground (LUL) clients. We supply blue collar and white collar staff either as individual contractors or whole teams from designers to electrical engineers. Our services can be completely tailored to our clients’ needs.

Exxell’s Safety Critical and Track Labour divisions supply staff to the Network Rail Controlled Infrastructure including individual PTS trackman, lookout / site wardens, engineering supervisors and track teams, which are fully equipped with the necessary PPE, hand tools and transport for long-term and short-term work.

With the stringent safety requirements of London Underground and Network Rail in mind, all site roles are provided with relevant certification, including LU access permit, Track Accustomed, Level 3 Safe Isolation, Lift and Escalator, Qaf54, PTS, Lookout, COSS and ES and more.

Signalling Division

The Rail Division is Link-up approved to provide professional and technical personnel to rail industry. The team has more than 10 years’ experience of providing services to infrastructure managers, consultancies and sub-contractors. We have provided services to Westinghouse, GEC Alstom, Siemens, Network Rail, Mowlem, Balfour Beatty Rail Projects, Tubelines and Metronet.

At Exxell, we set ourselves apart from the rest by only employing consultants with substantial experience in the industry, each with a thorough knowledge of protocols and procedures.

Exxell provides the broadest range of experienced, high-quality recruits, including the following:

  • signalling project managers
  • signalling installation managers (IRSE 1.2.140)
  • signalling team leaders (IRSE 1.8.100)
  • signalling installers (IRSE 1.2.110)
  • signalling testers: Mod 5,
  • Mod 4, Mod 3d, Mod 3c, Mod 3bl, Mod 2, Mod 1 and TIC
  • signalling maintenance (SMTH)
  • signalling designers (IRSE 1.1.150C)
  • signalling principles designers (IRSE 1.1.150D)
  • signalling planners
  • commercial managers
  • quantity surveyors
  • telecoms installers
  • telecoms testers
  • telecoms project managers

It is always the intention of the company to provide personnel with current valid IRSE Licences. However it is sometimes only possible to supply individuals who working towards IRSE Licence Categories.


Exxell holds current Link UP V2 and ISO 9001:2008 accreditations. We are committed to the implementation of our Environmental and Health & Safety Policies.  We are a fully audited REC member and is associated with a number of specialist bodies such as Link Up, Rail Industry Contractor Association (RICA), BIFM and HVCA.

Exxell is committed to ensuring that all of its workers maintain the highest possible safety standards and levels of competence. Exxell regularly conducts site audits to assess project progress and personnel performance. We also carry out random drugs and alcohol tests.

For further information please contact Exxell's London or Southampton branch or submit an enquiry.

RR2013-FINALIST-small                              Award_Accred_Black_FINAL2013  REC is the representative body for the UK’s recruitment industry, providing a Code of Professional Practice by which Acorn abides. Acorn is an investors in people company Acorn is fully approved to BS EN ISO 9001: 2008 Acorn is a Welsh Government approved training provider Acorn is accredited by EDI one of the leading awarding bodies in the UK Acorn is accredited by Edexcel the UK’s largest awarding body CIIilm_new Acorn’s Head Office has been awarded the Green Dragon Environmental Standard which, which recognises effective environmental management.  EAL Synergie - Acorn's parent company Exxell Group

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