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TheGreatBritishRailScene: WEEK REVIEW ~ Fri 20th Nov

Harry here, covering for Andy during his Vacation. My task today is to bring you the Week Review!

ABELLIO GREATER ANGLIA
12024 (standard class) returned from Wolverton and DVT 82133 from Loughborough, now in Abellio Greater Anglia livery. 57306 was the loco hauling this move. 12040 (Coach D- Standard) and 10403 (Buffet) both went the other way, and are now being repainted. Meanwhile, Carriages 10404 (Buffet) and 12108 (1st Class) are due back soon from the paint shop.
NORTHERN
Northern Rail have devised a method to allow customers to know how serious the affects are of the leaf-fall season, by using a colour coded chart. As you can see, yellow is minor whilst black is severe. Customers are able to plan their journey around this and understand whether to expect delays. Thanks to Northern Rail for allowing us to use this image (copyrighted to them) to demonstrate the purpose. Meanwhile, and as previously reported, 17 Class 323s are scheduled to transfer to London Midland soon from Northern. These 323s will be replaced by a similar amount of Class 319s – some of which are already at Northern. These are used on many recently electrified Manchester/Liverpool and Wigan/Manchester services. The above image is copyrighted to David Hollowood.
FREIGHTLINER:
90043 is now in Freightliner livery. Look out for the next freight focus, coming soon, for more news. Thanks to Jonathan Maxim for sending us a photo (C). VIRGIN:

  • Virgin Trains have opened up their doors to the BBC, who have provided a ‘behind the scenes insight’ of how valuable Social Media is to companies, such as TOC Virgin Trains. They introduce the team, state some of the issues and dilemmas they deal with and also how the team are encouraged to use humour to defuse sticky situations.[1]
  • 91114 is now in a livery to commemorate Durham cathedral, to match the loco’s current name.
  • Virgin Trains East Coast have recently introduced a new style of smart and professional uniforms, known already as ‘Red Hot’. Virgin said: ‘The new red hot uniform features fresh micro checked shirts and blouses, bright and bold red ties and scarves, plus waistcoats and jumpers helping both staff and customers to connect with the Virgin brand’. Alison Watson, Customer Experience Director at Virgin Trains, said: Our staff are our greatest asset, so it is important that they both look and feel good, and in turn deliver an amazing customer experience.”[2]
  • Staying with the Virgin brand, the West and East Coast brands have partnered up for their new marketing regime. On the night of the Mobo Awards I saw the advert, which consists of someone who appears in their early twenties meeting his partners family for the first time! [3][4]


References

  1. ^ how valuable Social Media (www.bbc.co.uk)
  2. ^ uniforms (www.virgintrainseastcoast.com)
  3. ^ new marketing regime (www.blogger.com)
  4. ^ partners family for the first time! (blog.virgintrainseastcoast.com)

Recruitment Consultant (Automotive & Logistics) – Progress …

Location: Norwich, Norfolk Salary: 15,000 + Bonuses 35-45,000 OTE + (Uncapped) Hours: Monday Friday 8.45am 5.45pm (1 hr. lunch) Reference: Progress Recruitment Solutions (UK) Ltd a Norwich based Recruitment Company specialising in the permanent placement of staff within the Automotive & Logistics sectors across the UK. Due to expansion we are looking for an experienced Recruitment Consultant to join our team in the New Year to work from our Brundall office covering the Automotive, Transport & Logistics sectors.

The ideal candidate will have a substantial background in recruitment preferably with knowledge and or experience in the automotive or logistics industries. However Candidates with automotive or logistics experience looking to make a move into recruitment will also be considered. Candidates must have a proven track record in sales environments and able to provide evidence of target achievement.

We are looking for a results orientated consultant that s able to build long standing business relationships with their clients and strives to deliver the best possible customer care. Candidates must be able to work well within a small team and have the motivation, drive and enthusiasm to work on their own initiative. To apply Candidates must have: Recruitment and/ or automotive or logistics experience Experience working within a sales environment Evidence of target achievement Excellent IT Skills Excellent communication skills History of job stability This is an excellent opportunity to join a small and friendly team within a growing company.

The successful individual will benefit from an excellent commission structure with a realistic 1 st year OTE of 30-35,000 rising to 45,000+ with an established client base.

If you think you have the motivation, drive and enthusiasm to succeed within this role please contact Laura Jacobs at Progress Recruitment Solutions (UK) Ltd asap.

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