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Role Group, as a RISQS accredited supplier, can supply your rail project with highly skilled and reliable professional trades and labour. We have worked throughout the UK on high profile rail projects including the Wessex Capacity Alliance on the Waterloo platform extension. Our extensive database of Sentinel qualified operatives will ensure that we can provide you with remarkable individuals in a limited time frame. Our wide range of support services, which combine recruitment and training within your supply chain, will simplify your labour requirement needs and contribute greatly to the success of your project. The supply of labour to your project can be stand-alone managed service or an integration of specialised labour into your existing project team.




We are immensely proud to be able to support our rail industry clients with sentinel compliant training and upskilling needs via our sister company Role Training. We collaborate with our clients to provide training on site for not only our own operatives but for any other supplier based on that project. On previous projects, we have conducted first aid courses, fit-to-work medicals, face fit testing, confined spaces training, NVQs, SSSTS, as well as PTS training. By providing this service to our clients and associates, we are ensuring that any project we are based on operates safely, efficiently and without disruption.


Role Group have an extensive database of candidates that are inducted and ready to be dispatched on to your sites at a moments notice. We have a range of multi-skilled operatives who are readily available to adapt to your bespoke requirements and support your needs. The list below is a non-exhaustive compilation of the rail qualified trades that have available at Role Group. If you have a specific need and the trade you require so not list above, please contact our office.

PTS / CPCS – Telehandlers
PTS / CPCS – Slinger/Signallers
PTS / CPCS – Crane Drivers & Supervisors
PTS / CPCS – Dumper Drivers
PTS / CPCS – Forklift Drivers
PTS / CPCS – Machine Drivers
PTS / CSCS – Site Managers (SMSTS)

PTS / CSCS – Supervisors (SSSTS)
PTS / CSCS – Foreman
PTS / CSCS – Labourers

PTS / CSCS – Groundworkers
PTS / CSCS – Multi – Skilled Operatives
PTS / CSCS – Carpenters and Joiners
PTS / CSCS – Steel Fixers

PTS / CSCS – Bricklayers
PTS / ECS   – Electricians
PTS / CSCS – Drivers
PTS / CSCS – Traffic Marshalls/ Banksman
PTS / CSCS – Painters


We often work with specific client requirements to integrate a range of specific competencies, including Safety Critical, for example, but not limited to:

COSS – Controller of Site Safety
LKT – Lookout

ES – Engineering Supervisor
IWA – Individuals Working Alone

IWA – Individuals Working Alone
Site Wardens

We can provide the above-mentioned trades with a range of specific competencies, if these are a project requirement.

Track Trolley

Working at Height
Confined Space
Small Tools

Fire Marshall

If you have any queries or any specific requirements that have not been mentioned above, please contact us . Please note, we work in association with an extensive workforce of high calibre professionals which are available to mobilise via our recruitment channels.

Our Company Values:


We respect our people, encourage their development, and reward their performance.


We believe that our commitment to recruiting and educating people from different backgrounds, cultures, and thinking styles has helped our company develop and grow.


We support, encourage and nurture innovative ideas within our team and work collaboratively with clients to assist them with their innovation strategies.


We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all of our actions and believe that nothing is more important than our reputation.


We develop relationships that make a positive impact on our clients’ business and growth.


We share information and insights frequently and constructively with our clients and associates.




Project Name: Highbury Corner Tunnels

Client: Hochtief

Project Value: £20 million

Description: Role Recruitment won the prestigious contract for the Highbury Corner project to provide skilled and experienced rail operatives to the TfL’s Structures and Tunnels Investment Portfolio (STIP). The project involved the demolition and reconstruction of Highbury Corner bridge, which carries the A1 highway. This was successfully completed with minimal disruption and replacement took place during a short 20-day road closure. The road over rail bridge sits over 2 busy rail lines and the Highbury & Islington Overground station, and despite the complexities of the project, the build resulted in a minimal 195-hour rail possession. The works included the installation of the new steel bridge deck, steel work, abutment refurbishment, overhead line equipment works, concrete deck installation, traffic management and finishing works. The project was successfully completed on time thanks to the experienced members of the joint venture and their dedication to collaboration.

Completion date: 2019

Types of Trades: PTS qualified operatives, including: Supervisors, Carpenters, Steel Fixers, Groundworkers, Labourers, Traffic Marshalls, Concrete Finishers, etc.

Awards received: The joint venture received the Considerate Constructors Performance Beyond Compliance award. The bridge was also nominated for Infrastructure Maintenance Project of the Year at the BCIA Awards 2018.

Project Name: Wessex Capacity Alliance

Client: Walker Construction

Project Value: £400m project

Description: The Skanska, Aecom, Colas Rail and Mott MacDonald JV was awarded the contract by Network Rail to design and construct the Waterloo and south west upgrade on the South West Trains network in the south of England. The alliance worked in collaboration to provide the full design and construction to bring the Waterloo International terminal back into use. The full extent of the project included platform modifications at Waterloo station and improvements to the outlying stations and rail systems. The rebuild at Waterloo allowed platforms 20-24 to be brought back into use with modern facilities, new track, signalling and a layout to cope with thousands of domestic passengers. The extension of platforms 1-4 allows ten-car trains to run to London suburban stations. Alongside the track-based modifications, the alliance also participated in a complex mix of activities. In addition to the repairs to the roof, a new major structure was constructed as infill roofing, a major architectural challenge, was placed between the original station roof and the Waterloo International Terminal roof. The key stages of the project saw the installation of lifts, escalators, stairways, ramps, emergency exits and gatelines, refurbishment of the ‘orchestra pit’, completion of the permanent features of the new link bridge and fitting of all mechanical and electrical services.

Completion date: December 2018

Types of Trades: Engineers, Bricklayers, Groundworkers, Steel Fixers, Carpenters and Labourers.

Awards received: In 2019, the Wessex Capacity Alliance were awarded the Project Team of the Year award at the Construction News Talent Awards.

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