UK Rail Industry Awards

We are delighted to announce that our Training Development Manager Graham Ellis has been shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s UK Rail Industry Awards.

The evening is designed to recognise the hard work and achievement of organisations, teams and individuals working tirelessly to deliver an efficient and robust rail network, it allows those attending the opportunity to network with industry leaders a view a keynote address from Network Rail’s Chairman.

For further information

McGinley Support Services Ltd – please contact Rebecca Wishart, Marketing Executive 01923 696 764 or email

UKRIA – please visit

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We are delighted to announce that McGinley Support Services Ltd have been awarded OHSAS 18001 Management System certification by BM Trada.

OHSAS 18001 is a British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organisations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. It is widely seen as the world’s most recognised occupational health and safety management systems standard.

Certification involved a sampled safety audit across our operations, including assessments of staff and management.

Sean McGinley – Director says

‘Safety is critical to our work, with much of our workforce operating in environments of high risk. We are committed to continuously improving the safety and security of our staff through training, reporting and monitoring, and we continue to invest heavily to improve our professional standards’.

For further information

McGinley Support Services Ltd – please contact Gemma Palmer-Greenwood, Head of Compliance on 07817 404413 or email

BM Trada Ltd – please contact Roseanna Hodgson on +44 (0) 1494 569726 or email

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McGinley Support Services Ltd today announces its Rail Apprentice Placement Scheme for young people wanting to secure employment in the rail sector.

McGinley currently engage over three thousand workers and have regular vacancies for new staff.

Sean McGinley said:

“We take a long term view when it comes to helping the rail industry solve its skill shortage issues. There are a number organisations training rail apprentices at present but not all of them are effective at connecting young people with sustainable jobs at the end of their training. We know that the rail sector needs trainees, but to minimise travel and fatigue, we want to ensure that our apprentices live close to real long term work opportunities. With customer support we aim to place apprentices exactly where and when the industry needs them over the coming years. We’ll work with and guide training organisations taking suitable young people on supervised, paid placements with us during their apprenticeships; if they perform well, they will be guaranteed sustainable work through us when their apprenticeship is completed.”

McGinley Support Services Ltd has today released information of the scheme to rail training organisations and is looking to have its first partners up and running by January 2014 with the first placements for young people starting soon after.

More information is available from John Orange at

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McGinley Support Services are pleased to announce that we have secured a deal to become Watford Ladies FC Main Club Sponsor for the 2013/2014 season, having previously sponsored players and organised the printing of the club’s matchday programme in the 2012/2013 season.

Our Marketing Manager, Janet Hector who secured the deal stated:

‘‘As a company we can see the synergy between McGinley and Watford Ladies FC. We are proud of the teamwork ethic that runs throughout the business as well as the willingness to nurture and train young people coming into our industry. That is exactly what we see in Watford Ladies – great teamwork and a culture of developing new players. We are very excited to see how the ladies and girls will do this season and in the new Women’s Super League 2.’’

Girl’s & Women’s Development Manager, John Salomon added “this is a significant deal for us and we are absolutely delighted that McGinley Support Services, a company who we have worked with for a couple of years now, are linking up with us as our sponsor. One of the biggest challenges girl’s and women’s football faces is bringing in commercial revenue to sustain and grow the sport, so to have secured the support of McGinley Support Services five months ahead of our WSL season kicking off will really support with the future development of our club”

With the ladies set to enter the FA Women’s Super League in March 2014, the McGinley Support Services logo will be printed across the front of the First Team, Reserves and Development Team kits, with the company joining Watford Ladies FC as the main sponsor for the entire Girl’s & Women’s football programme.

McGinley Support Services would like to take this opportunity to wish the team luck for the coming season.

For further information on this sponsorship please contact Rebecca Wishart on or for information on Watford Ladies FC sponsorship packages, including Matchday Sponsorship and Player Sponsorship, please email

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Amec’s order book surges

Amec’s Chief Executive Samir Brikho said a record order book of £3.9bn would restart growth. There has been weak demand from the struggling mining industry but this has been offset by growth in the infrastructure areas of oil and gas, renewables and environmental.

Amec have won a contract to build a solar energy project in Las Vegas from Sempra US Gas & Power which is expected to create 300 jobs and generate enough energy for 80,000 US homes.

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High Praise for Safety IN Rail

McGinley Support Services produces a quarterly safety publication that is available to all concerned with rail safety. McGinley continually strive to promote rail safety to all and we are very proud of the way Safety IN Rail has evolved. Please read some of the recent comments we have received from senior rail industry clients and contractors.

If you would like to be sent a copy or put on our mailing list, please email .

‘I have read right through the Newsletter and I thought that the content was excellent’

‘We should learn from this. It’s professionally produced, concise, easy to cascade and relevant’

‘To be honest I have not received this before and I was going to delete it without opening it, but I opened it up and read the whole lot, absolutely brilliant’

‘sometimes people take Sub Contractors for granted and do not think that their main aim is on Safety but your Publication focused on Safety on every page, keep me in your mailing list, I look forward to the next Issue’

‘A great publication. Excellent content. Is there any chance I could get on the circulation list?’

And from Austrailia!

‘I have just seen your wonderful newsletter. Could you please include me on your mailing list?
We are always keen to share and learn about rail safety initiatives’

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McGinley sign up to SkillsID

SkillsID as part of NSARE is a new scheme which will enable sponsors and employers to have immediate access to the competences of their individuals.

It will also provide vital industry level resource planning information.

McGinley are proud to be the first recruitment company to sign up to this scheme, with a view to continually improving our systems and procedures.

For further details on the scheme please to to and click on the SkillsID web page

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Moving forward with BS 11000

McGinley Support Services are making progress with our commitment to BS 11000 Collaborative Business Relationships.

Working together with our clients and suppliers is an integral part of who we are. We look forward to pushing on with the next step.

Further details to follow.

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Congratulations to McGinley apprentices Paul Pearman and Jimmy Wiggins on being short listed last week in the National Construction College London & South Awards 2013. Paul went on to win the overall construction apprentice after being nominated by BFK whilst working on the Crossrail project at Westbourne Park. More details to follow…

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