The RailStaff Awards 2022

Depot Staff Award

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Do you know someone who is amazing at their job in the or around depots? Have they managed challenging situations and incidents by demonstrating a cool head?

Example jobs under this category include:-

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Section Planner, Operations Supervisor, Regional Support Assistants, Maintenance Delivery Team, Resource Planner, Train Presentation Supervisor, Production Manager...

Last years Depot Staff of the year winner was Kai Gohegan from Southern 

Kai Gohegan joined Southern’s Fleet Control team in 2012 (within the engineering department) and, whilst working as a fleet planning manager, built and further developed his Rail Tech Software (RTS) web-based engineering/operations management system. Over the past few years, Kai has utilised his RTS platform to develop many applications to support colleagues with new or improved systems within engineering and also across the wider GTR business.

You can see all past winners here.

Here's how you nominate:

To nominate some one you believe deserves to win Depot Staff of the Year, 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.

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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