NOMINATIONS FOR 2024 ARE OPEN.

If you think you know someone that deserves an award then why not nominate them? Just fill in the form below and the nomination will be added to the site as soon as it has been validated by a member of our team. Nominating is free and will only take a few minutes, but could make a huge difference to someone.

We recommend a word count of between 250-500 words.

Nominations will close on the 9th October 2024!


NOMINATORS, YOU CAN WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE RAILSTAFF AWARDS!

We would like to recognise those people who take time out to nominate someone. The most common feedback we receive is from our nominees expressing how appreciative they are of their nominators. What they do is to help recognise the work and impact that people across the industry do in their day-to-day roles and past winners and finalists all agree that it is one of the proudest moments of their lives.

All you need to do is NOMINATE today, and as soon as the nomination has been validated by our team, we will enter you into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets on the Nominators VIP table. The prize includes 2 tickets to the event on a Standard table with a drinks package. No accommodation or travel expenses are included.

Winners will be informed by 1st November 2024.

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.

Example job titles in this category:

HSEQ Business Partner Apprentice, Apprentice Signalling Designer, Supply Chain Apprentice, Trainee Train Driver, Degree Apprentice Project Manager, Trainee Train Service Manager...

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Do you work with someone who truly has a heart of gold? Someone who makes a difference in the world of Rail just because they have a heart of gold? Charity and compassion is about caring for each other and we wanted to highlight those who have this message at heart.

Nominate that person who puts colleagues and commuters first, goes the extra mile, raises money for charity, is selfless, and is always first to help out.

We want to hear about these special people so they can be celebrated. Anyone who works in the Rail industry can be nominated in this category. The charity they have raised money for does not need to be a Rail based charity.

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Do you know someone who has amazing customer services skills in challenging situations and incidents by demonstrating a cool head?

Example job titles in this category:

Train Presentation Supervisor, Rail Coordinator, Customer Services Assistant, Oyster Helpline CSA, Training Coordinator, Administrator, Community Relations Manager, Roster Clerk, Planning Manager, Security Operations Manager, On Board Service Manager, Customer Host, Train Manager, Train Guard, Station Officer, Team Leader...

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This award is intended to recognise individuals and teams who have helped highlight the importance of Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion within the rail industry.

Example job titles in this category:

EDI, Advocate, Culture and Engagement Business Partner, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Equality Specialist...

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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.

Example job titles in this category...

Graduate Engineer, Graduate Project Manager, Graduate Electrical Engineer....

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Poor physical or mental health can destroy lives even faster than a workforce injury.

The Health & Wellbeing award is to recognise those who have promoted great practices in this area with innovative and proactive activities and interventions and have enabled people to lead healthier and happier lives as a result.

Let's help save lives and make the industry a healthier and happier place.

Example job titles in this category:

Health & Wellbeing Promotions Manager, Health and Wellbeing Partner, Mental health advocate, Incident Care Team Voluntary, Occupational Health technician...

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The HR, Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Award recognises those individuals and teams that have demonstrated exceptional achievements and excellence in the strategic management of human resources.

This award celebrates outstanding contributions to the fields of HR, recruitment, and talent acquisition, highlighting innovative approaches in attracting, selecting, and nurturing top talent.

Recipients of this award are recognized for their ability to create and implement effective strategies that not only enhance the recruitment process but also contribute to fostering a positive workplace culture and optimizing overall organizational performance. Whether through innovative hiring practices, talent development initiatives, or transformative HR strategies, awardees in this category have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the capabilities and success of their workforce.

Example job titles in this category are:

Recruiter, Recruitment Consultant, HR Manager, HR Consultant, HR Assistant, Talent Acquisition, Personnel Manager, Employee Relations, Recruiting Manager, Staffing Resources, Employer Brand Manager, Sourcer, Resourcing, Human Resource...

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The Innovation & Technology Award recognises those teams and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and advancements in the realm of innovation and technology. Whether it be groundbreaking inventions, transformative processes, or revolutionary solutions, recipients of the Innovation & Technology Award are celebrated for their commitment to pushing the envelope and driving positive change through cutting-edge technologies.

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Is there someone you know that makes their candidates feel welcome, who is passionate about development and unlocking their potential? Who has the patience of a saint?!

Example job titles in this category:

Rail Safety Trainer, Training Specialist, Training & Competence Manager, Team Leader, Trainee Trainer, Operational Trainer, Signaller Trainer...

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Do you know someone who has made amazing achievements in the rail industry?

This award is to recognise a single individual who has made significant and lasting contributions to the rail industry over the past 20 years.

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Do you know an engineer who knows rail engineering inside out? Who rises to a challenge and comes up with the results? Or achieved an amazing feat of engineering brilliance?

Example job titles in this category:

Lead Fitter, Pway Designer, Fleet Engineer, BSL Signaling Engineer, Structure.Examiner, Engineering Contracts Director , Senior Surveyor, Senior Project Engineer, Technical Engineer, Construction Management, Chief S&T Engineer, ATME...

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In this category, we are looking for someone who is an outstanding manager, who is a true professional, who shows outstanding leadership skills, and goes beyond for their team.

Example job titles for this category:

Duty Engineering Manager, Section Supervisor, Programme Manager, Customer Service Manager, Area Manager, Station Manager, Train Driver Manager, Retail Audit Manager, Senior Engineering Manager, Customer Delivery Manager...

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This category is for the best person in the rail industry at their job, what they do, or what have done. Someone who has shown true dedication or has remained calm and collected under incredible pressure or danger?

Example job titles in this category:

Everyone!

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Do you work with a team whose concern for colleagues and customers in difficulty is outstanding? Or have delivered a project whilst overcoming significant challenges?

Example job titles for this category:

On board crew, HR Department or Team, Maintenance delivery team, OHL Team, S & T team, Train Assembly Team, CCTV Team, Resourcing Team...

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Do you know someone who is amazing at their job in or around the depot or within the freight or rolling stock sector? Have they managed challenging situations and incidents by demonstrating a cool head? Or logistical and transport challenges?

Example job titles in this category:

Section Planner, Operations Supervisor, Regional Support Assistants, Maintenance Delivery Team, Resource Planner, Train Presentation Supervisor, Production Manager, Freight Manager, Depot Manager, Shunter, Freight Forwarder, Rolling Stock Field Engineer, Rolling Stock Approvals, Electrical Engineer - Rolling Stock, Fleet Performance, Field Maintenance...

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Is there someone you know that has improved the safety record of where you work? That has the enthusiasm to instill in others the importance of constantly improving the training to the front line troops? Maybe the leader of a new safety programme?

Example job titles for this category:

HSQE Advisor, Operations Standards Manager, HSEA Manager, Possession & Rimini Planner, Safety and Compliance Controller, COSS, Training Specialist, Infrastructure Maintainer, Maintenance Workforce Safety Advisor, Workforce Health Safety & Environment Advisor, Incident Response, Competence Manager, Transport Police, SQE Advisor...

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Do you know someone who has used their communication skills to save a life? Did they spot someone in trouble and use talking and listening to help them? Do you know someone who should be recognised? If so, we want to hear from you.

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We are looking for someone who is hard working, respected, and well liked; who helps both colleagues and customers have a better experience at their station...

Example job titles in this category:

Ticket office / Booking staff, Retail, Transport Police, Cleaners, Customer Service, Travel Centre Staff, Station Supervisor, Station Sales Assistant, Station Customer Service, Team Leader, Service Delivery Assistant, Sales Point Assistant, Station Manager, Revenue and Security...

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Recognising Exceptional Dedication to Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Net Zero Impact.

The Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Person or Team award celebrates individuals or teams who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to driving positive change in the realm of sustainability, climate action, and achieving net-zero impact.

In an era where environmental concerns are paramount, this award honors those who have taken extraordinary steps to reshape practices, policies, and perspectives, forging a path toward a more sustainable and net-zero future.

Example job titles for this category:

Corporate Strategy, Environment, Regional Community and Sustainability Manager...

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The Rail Ambassador of the Year award recognises an individual who has demonstrated unwavering dedication to promoting and advancing the rail industry.

Awarded in honour of Tom O’Connor, the esteemed founder of Rail Media and visionary behind the RailStaff Awards, it celebrates those who go above and beyond to champion the industry, serve as positive advocates, and inspire others through their innovative ideas and initiatives.

The recipient of this award is a trailblazer and influencer, continually cheerleading for the rail industry while also showcasing their own contributions. They actively adopt and embrace all aspects of the industry and consistently promote its importance and benefits to society.

Nominees can include individuals from any role within the rail sector, including professionals, leaders, advocates, and influencers.

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