The UK railway system supported 20% of all European passenger journeys in 2016 and hosted 1.78bn UK passenger journeys.

Here at Acorn Rail we understand the challenges of the rail industry. Our specialists provide exceptional recruitment solutions within the rail and civil industry in South Wales, London, and other key cities across the UK – including both London Underground and Network Rail Infrastructure for professional services and contingent labour.

We provide support to leading employers in a number of areas including:

  • Power
  • Civil Engineering
  • Tunnelling
  • BMS
  • Building Services
  • Track Renewals
  • Signalling
  • M&E
  • Public Health


Strong working relationships

Our service is built on a detailed understanding of our clients and the markets in which they work — our strong working relationships with many leading companies across the country means that we can fulfil requirements quickly, reliably and efficiently. Our excellent reputation means that we attract the very best contractors and jobseekers; making sure we maintain our extensive database which we use when sourcing and making placements.

Our clients are industry-leading and include:
Atkins Global, Balfour Beatty, Network Rail, South West Trains, Volker Fitzpatrick, Hammond (ECS) Limited, Babcock Rail, Costain, Siemens, UK Power Networks, KeolisAmey and Alun Griffiths.

From the moment I came across Acorn's website to meeting the Rail Team, I was confident they could manage our recruitment needs effectively.

Operating responsibly

We’re committed to operating responsibly – our current industry accreditations give our clients and jobseekers confidence in the high standard of our service. Supported by an in-house quality management and compliance team, we are routinely and independently audited against the robustness of our quality processes, technical expertise, and health and safety compliance.

Acorn Rail is:

  • Achillies RIQS Certified by Audit
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2008 accredited
  • Members of REC and RICA

We conduct our business in accordance with our own stringent environmental policy, and have cohesive extensive policies in place for equal and fair treatment, health and safety, and risk management.


Client-specific assignments

Acorn Rail has significant experience in delivering client-specific assignments — from Bid Team construction across various disciplines to Planning Teams and Project close-out specialists with post-contract commercial experience. In certain circumstances, we have set up specific project offices on our own premises to meet and exceed our client’s needs.

Fully-managed labour supply packages

Many of our clients have complex management structures, high-volume demands, 24-hour multi-site operations, varying shift patterns and varying different skill requirements.

Our comprehensive contract management package involves on or off-site coordinators, and consultants who are responsible for the employment, induction and training of a large number of the workforce.

Also included in the service:

  • Charge Hands
  • Provision of PPE
  • Provision of Time-Management Systems (i.e. hand scanners)
  • First-Aiders
  • Management of all WTDs
  • And more 
Companies we work with

Contact us today to discuss your recruitment needs.
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