The RailStaff Awards 2018

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Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)

Graduate of the Year

Sponsored by: Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)

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This award is intended to recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals new to the rail industry who have gained early and exceptional professional or civic achievements.

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Example jobs under this category:-

Graduate Engineer, Trainee Examiner, Customer Service, Customer Support, Resource Administrator, Finance Director, Travel Care Consultant, Document Controller, Team Organiser, Commercial Assistant, Scheme Project Manager, Apprentice Engineer...

Last years winner was Conor Maton from Telent.

Following a successful stint within Telent’s Ops Comms team, Conor joined the company’s IP Networks team. Since arriving, he has been instrumental in the company winning a contract to provide a comms network for Crossrail. 

You can see all the past winners here.

Here's how you nominate:

To nominate some one you believe deserves to win this award, first write down in rough what you most admire about the person: cheerfulness, positive thinking, companionship, a person who stands by his/her mates, a person who never misses a day at work, a newcomer who goes out of his or her way to learn and absorb the art of working on the railway. This will help clarify in your own mind why you are going ahead with the nomination. 

Next, write down a specific incident which typifies the qualities you know this person has.

Maybe it was a charity event they helped organise, a late night emergency work session put in to help out a colleague. It could be an act of bravery, rescuing a passenger from an incident; or assisting a foreigner or child who had become lost. Put in the approximate date and location.

This can all be done on the nomination page. Please click Nominate Now above to access this.

Finally discuss all this with your manager or director. He or she will need to be happy that the nomination can go forward. If as a manager you are proposing a member of staff do, please, make sure they are fully aware of what you are up to and that he or she agrees to be nominated.

RailStaff will contact the person being nominated to check that they are happy to go into the final list being put forward to the judges.

Please make sure you submit a photo.

At any stage of the process feel free to contact RailStaff. We can help with advice on how to draft a nomination.

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And the winner is…

James Featherstone

Network Rail

Congratulations to the runners-up

Danny Matthews

Great Western Railway

Inge-Sarah Andersen

Network Rail

The finalists…

Inge-Sarah Andersen

Network Rail

James Featherstone

Network Rail

Patrick White

Network Rail

Miraan Jothinath

Network Rail

Ruth Shevelan

Mott MacDonald

Jack Malone

Cleshar Contract Services

David Westcough

SNC-Lavalin Rail Consulting Practice

Charlotte Isherwood

Network Rail

Danny Matthews

Great Western Railway

Lloyd Harriman

telent Technology Services Ltd

Askin Alpinar

telent Technology Services Ltd

James Ollerhead

Network Rail

  • Adey Steel
  • Bolle Safety
  • Fenix Rail Systems
  • Freightliner
  • Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)
  • Great Western Railway
  • Heathrow Express
  • HS2
  • Jacobs
  • Keltbray
  • Land Sheriffs
  • McGinley Support Services
  • Network Rail
  • Pulsar
  • Quattro Group
  • Rail Delivery Group (RDG)
  • RailwayPeople.com
  • RIA
  • Samaritans
  • telent Technology Services Ltd
  • Total Rail Solutions
  • Transport Benevolent Fund
  • Westermo Data Communications
  • WJ Project Services Ltd