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  • Job search FAQ

  • These pages are designed to support you when applying for job vacancies online through Click on the appropriate link to view the answer to the question:

    Registering to apply for vacancies

    Before you apply for a job on our site you are required to create your own account online. This will also speed up the application process for any subsequent vacancies you may wish to apply for.

    • Click on the 'apply now' button and then click on 'Register today'
    • Enter your name, email address and password
    • Click "Submit"

    You will then be guided through a series of easy to use screens:

    • Upload your CV
    • Enter basic information about yourself
    • Enter job search preferences

    Use preferences to register for job alerts. Use the search fields to set your preferences and you will then receive an email to your registered email address when a vacancy meeting your criteria is created.

    When you next enter the site you can simply enter your email address and password to login and access your stored information in My Account.

    Please note that the information stored in My Account pages act as your base application details for all vacancies you apply to in the future. However you can tailor these when applying for any vacancy during the application process.

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    How do I apply for vacancies online?

    Once you have found a job that you wish to apply for click the 'Apply now' link at the top of the job page. For maintenance operative roles only an application form is required, for other vacancies a CV must be uploaded. Please read the 'How to Apply' details for the vacancy you are interested in.

    • To view the details of a vacancy from the job search screen, click on the job title link for the vacancy you wish to view
    • You will now see information about the vacancy including details about the department and a detailed job description
    • Select "Apply Now" and the login/register screen will appear. Enter your login details (or register if you need to)
    • You will now see the Application: Review Account screen

    The information in the Application: Review Account screen is defaulted from the details you entered in 'My Account'. At this stage you have the option to amend your personal details, including uploading and amended a copy of your CV.

    For maintenance operational roles an external application form is also required:

    • Click "External Application Form" and an application form will be opened
    • Save this form to your desktop and complete BEFORE continuing with your application
    • In section 5 click ‘Add Another Document’ and upload your completed internal application form
    Add Documents
    • Click "Continue"
    • Complete the details in the Application: Other Info screen that appears

    Only the Additional Application Questions are mandatory, the Equal Opportunity details are optional.

    • To complete and submit your application click "Finish"

    You will receive confirmation that your application has been submitted successfully.

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    How do I update my account information?

    Once you have registered you can update your details and load documents to the system that are relevant to job applications at anytime.

    • From the iRecruitment home page click on the Manage My Account option to the right of the screen
    • Enter your email address and password
    • Here you can view and amend basic details about yourself, including name and telephone numbers

    On your welcome page under ‘Jobs Applied For’ you will see a list of any vacancies for which you have applied. The ‘Status’ column can help you determine where your application is in the recruiting process. The status of ‘Active Application’ means the application has been received for that position.

    If you set up and job alert preferences in My Account you amend these at any time. Click on the preferences link and simply amend and submit your changes. You can also alter your Allow My Account To Be Searched preference. This preference is used to either allow or block Network Rail Managers and Resourcers to view your account online when looking for suitable candidates for a vacancy they have created.

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    How do I upload/update my CV?
    • Enter My Account
    • Click "Upload CV" on the right of the Manage My Account screen
    • Click ‘Browse’
    Upload CV
    • Search through your file locations for the required document and double click on it
    • Type a brief description of the document in the ‘Descriptions’ field
    • Click "Continue"
    • You can see that your CV has been successfully uploaded at the bottom of the screen in section 5
    Added Documents

    Should you wish to delete a document at any time simply click the ‘dustbin’ icon in the row containing the non-required document.

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    How do I change my password?
    • To change your password click on the "Login Information" tab in My Account
    • Type your current password and the new password twice in the fields indicated

    Note: Passwords must be at least 6 characters in length and contain both letters and numbers.

    • Click "Save"

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    What is a Job Basket?

    Once you have a Username and Password you are able to login to the system and save vacancy details in your account for later review. This is useful if you find jobs that are of interest to you but that you are not ready to apply for, or if you would like to compare vacancies.

    From the Available Jobs page:

    • Select the job/s that are of interest to you
    Select Jobs
    • Click "Add to Basket"

    A pop up message will confirm that the selected jobs are now in your Job Basket.

    To view the jobs stored in your Job Basket click on the link in the top right hand corner of the iRecruitment Home Page screen.

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    I have a query or want to give some feedback what do I do?

    If you have any questions or support issues, please fill in our support request form .

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