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Possession Planning & Recruitment Professionals

Delivering bespoke planning, recruitment and training solutions for the railway industry

The PPS Rail & Solutions Recruitment joint venture was set up to provide a fully integrated railway access planning, training and recruitment solution.As experienced companies within the rail sector and recruitment respectively, PPS & Solutions Recruitment recognise that our clients require one supplier to fully service their fuctuating labour demands.

We resource some of the UK’s most prominent projects, working on a consultative basis with our clients to ensure that planning and recruitment demands are met.

As a client you will beneft from:

  • A fully integrated recruitment experience
  • Qualifed in audit with 5-star pass RISQS for 2 consecutive years
  • An experienced partnership who understand your business completely
  • Reduced risk of disruption to the project plan
  • A dedicated project team to assist in fuctuating workloads
  • Expertise in both permanent and temporary placements
  • Over 39 years of combined experience
  • ISO9001 accredited

We have an offce network that spans North to South and East to West, able to service projects nationwide in addition to a dedicated training centre in Warrington.

We cover all types of civils, trades and safety critical staff including CSCS qualifed
    • Recruitment

      PPS Rail & Solutions Recruitment have detailed knowledge of the recruitment process within the industry and the infrastructure to deal with the recruitment needs of large national providers. As a client, we will assign you an account manager who is in turn supported by a full account team from finance and payroll, to marketing and compliance.

      We can support you with tradespeople, permanent professional and executive recruitment across the following areas:

      • Rail – Infrastructure
      • Rail – Planning
      • Energy and Utilites
      • General Engineering
      • Information Technology
    • Planning

      We are experts in access planning, ensuring that your engineering works continue free from avoidable hassle and delay. We can take responsibility for negotiating with train operating companies and other stakeholders to ensure that engineers are provided with a suffciently safe window to complete their engineering or maintenance projects.

      We can provide a fully integrated planning service which includes experienced possession planners, safe work leaders, haulage, isolation, ALO and of course the production of the new safe work pack. In addition, we can place senior staffsuch as RIPS managers and responsible manager roles.

    • Training

      We have recently invested in a new state-of-the-art training centre where we regularly train our contractors. In addition to offering tailor-made training services, we also offer a full range of railway courses and assessments which include IOSH working safely and managing safely.

      We are accredited by the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) and members of the Association of Rail Training Providers.

      Our purpose-built centre includes a track induction area, three dedicated training rooms, IT equipment and catering facilities. The track area enables role play simulation in dealing with signals, cross-overs, overhead lines and personal track safety.


PPS are the country’s leading experts in access planning, training and executive support and Solutions Recruitment have over 30 years’ experience in recruitment across a range of disciplines, with a particular specialism in managing high-volume temporary labour fuctuations, across rail, construction, energy and IT.

PPS Rail were named as the Rail Staff Award for Infrastructure / Possession Team of the Year 2015.

We hold Network Rail RISQS approved supplier status for the following product codes:

  • Contingent Labour (Track)
  • SER Contingent Labour (Building)
  • Contingent Labour (Civils)
  • Provision of Protection & Warning Staff (Not including LOWS)
  • SER Machine/Crane Controllers
  • SER Electrical Isolation Staff (OHLE)
Tel: 01925 320 099