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Groundstaff positions

Locations: North Kent, South Kent, Wiltshire, West London, Essex, Cornwall

DB Cargo (UK) has a number of opportunities available for Groundstaff (both mobile and supervisor roles) in various locations throughout the UK.

This is an exciting time to join the team, join us as we move forward with plans to lead the next generation of rail freight.

Our success is not left to chance: our people steer and control the transport networks of today and create the future of transport. They embody our shared mission of shaping the future with their excellent performance and commitment to customer service. Can you rise to this challenge?

What you’ll be doing

The core duties involve activities associated with train preparation, shunting, marshalling and train dispatch. You will directly contribute to our service delivery and have the opportunity to influence the service offering to our customers.

The positions will cover a varied number of customer and DB sites and infrastructure worksites as required.

Who we’re looking for

Responsible, committed, flexible and hard-working individuals who will be required to work closely with their colleagues as part of the overall DB team and our customers within a variety of sites to ensure the efficient, safe service delivery of our trains.

Successful applicants must also have the ability to quickly resolve day to day problems and ensure consistently high standards of customer service as standard.

There will be a requirement for a full driving licence and work around shift patterns and weekends to meet the needs of our customers.

Assessments will form part of the selection process.  The positions are safety critical and subject to attaining satisfactory medical standards and screening for alcohol and drugs.

Full training where necessary will be given to the most suitable candidates.

Why work for us

A competitive starting salary from £24,272 per annum plus shift, regional and London allowances (where applicable), together with an attractive benefits package. You will benefit from our development opportunities in an international and growing company. Developing our people and providing motivating careers and opportunities is crucial to our success.

About us

DB Cargo (UK) is part of a worldwide mobility and logistics corporation – Deutsche Bahn AG, and is the UK’s largest rail freight services provider.  At DB Cargo, we continue to make key investments in our people, assets and infrastructure along with bespoke in-house IT solutions, to give our customers the best service and make it easy for them to do business with us.

At DB, we believe in a strong future for rail freight and our vision is to be the first choice for Rail Freight in the UK.

If you are interested in joining the UK’s leading rail freight business in a groundstaff role, please complete the application form and email it to recruitment.team@deutschebahn.com also attaching a copy of your current CV. Please state which location you wish to be considered for.

Please do not apply if you have been through the application process within the past 12 months.