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  • Rewards and benefits

  • Four Network Rail staff members at St Pancras station

    Whatever your role, we take your career development very seriously, and want to enable you to build a really successful career with Network Rail. We encourage all our employees to be ambitious, and offer a large variety of training programs to help them to match those aspirations. As the railway becomes bigger and more technologically advanced, it is crucial that our employees have the right skills to develop their careers and meet the challenges ahead, and you’ll benefit from regular performance and development reviews to ensure this development is ongoing.

    Also as a Network Rail employee, you’ll be entitled to a large range of benefits, including:

    • An annual 75% subsidy on rail or underground season tickets costing up to £3000.
    • Interest free travel loans which applies to season tickets for trains and car parks.
    • 28 days annual leave plus ability to buy or sell two days per year.
    • A standard company bonus scheme.
    • Pension scheme membership.
    • One of three contributory pension schemes.
    • Various charitable giving schemes, including company contributions.
    • And a number of other benefits, such as free counselling, childcare vouchers, and volunteer leave.

    Pension options

    We are proud to offer a range of pension schemes which provide flexibility and choice for our employees. Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, or the NR CARE Scheme; our career average scheme which is a type of defined benefit arrangement. After five years continuous company service you become eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail Section of the Railways Pension Scheme, unless you are eligible when you start employment.

    You can find more detailed information about our schemes including booklets by visiting Feel free to contact us with any questions using the contact details provided.