First local jobs created

The Borders Railway project has this week announced that the first wave of employment opportunities to work on the line have now been secured for people living in the local area.

So far fifteen local people have been employed, with a further three positions on the Borders Railway project delivery team now open. The three new positions are junior roles within the commercial team at BAM Nuttall, recently announced as the main contractor for the delivery of the Borders Railway.

The Borders Railway project is committed to supporting local communities across Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders throughout construction and delivery of the project and this includes an intention to create as many local jobs as possible. 

Hugh Wark, Project Director, Network Rail, who is responsible for the project, said, “I’m very pleased that the Borders Railway has already started employing local people, with an additional three positions currently open in the Midlothian area.   More opportunities will become available as the project moves forward.”

David Birrell, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce said: “The announcement of the first new jobs dedicated to delivering the Borders Railway is good news. It’s not just about the employment, which obviously has to be welcomed, but it’s a clear step towards boosting transport links between Edinburgh and the Borders which will be of huge benefit across the board.”

If you are interested in finding out more and specifically in applying for a role, please email info@bordersrailway.co.uk with your details and a member of the team will contact you directly.