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13 Dec
2017
Stobart Rail, growing and developing the next generation...

Stobart Rail, growing and developing the next generation...

Name: Laura Fraser

Job Title: Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Department: Stobart Rail & Civils

Division: Rail

 

Before joining Stobart Rail & Civils as an administrator, Laura worked in the construction industry as a Project Coordinator for multi-utility company, Clancy Docwra Ltd. She parted ways with the Leeds based company to move to the Lake District with her partner Dave. Following this re-location, Laura worked a local pub for six months.

Laura soon progressed in her administration role and after just two months was promoted to Resource Manager. Following a three-month trial, Laura felt this position wasn’t suited to her skill set, so returned to being an administrator, also expressing an interest in taking on training to develop her career in a different direction. Laura is now a Trainee Quantity Surveyor and works a four-day week whilst attending Northumbria University in Newcastle studying a Quantity Surveying Degree Apprenticeship course one day a week.

When offered the role of Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Laura and her partner Dave moved to Carlisle reducing her commute to five minutes. Having a role with clear progression and goals to work towards was a large part of Laura’s final decision to move and settle in Carlisle.

 

“It means a lot to me to work to my full potential and to feel challenged by my work. I feel immensely grateful and lucky to have been offered this opportunity. In three year’s time, I very much hope to be in year 3 of my 5-year part-time degree, hopefully still enjoying the work/study balance as much as I am now!”

Laura Fraser, Trainee Quantity Surveyor

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20 Nov
2017
Stobart Rail actively build on behavioural safety culture

Stobart Rail actively build on behavioural safety culture

Delivering a comprehensive programme which is designed to promote and enhance positive behaviours and team working

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11 Oct
2017
Stobart Rail Take Home Another Win

Stobart Rail Take Home Another Win

The Stobart Rail Plant Maintenance and Innovation team win yet another award to add to their collection!

 

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02 Oct
2017
Stobart Secure New 4-Year Contract with EA

Stobart Secure New 4-Year Contract with EA

The new contract follows an initial one-year contract where Stobart Group delivered more than 10.6km of barrier to defend against storms Angus, Barbara, Connor and Doris, amongst other operations

 

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06 Jul
2017
Competition Time!

Competition Time!

Stobart Rail has taken delivery of two new Tractor units, this creates a unique opportunity to both raise some money for a worthy cause & for you to choose the ladies name to go on to each wagon - with all proceeds going to Eden Valley Hospice

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01 Dec
2016
Award for Stobart Rail

Award for Stobart Rail

Congratulations to our Health and Safety Team for winning the 'Most Interesting Community Engagement Activity' from Rail Media

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12 Oct
2016
Environment Agency Contract Awarded

Environment Agency Contract Awarded

The Environment Agency has awarded a 1-year contract to Stobart Group

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10 Oct
2016
Rail Staff Awards

Rail Staff Awards

The Stobart Rail Safety team bag a great award at the Rail Staff Awards 2016

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28 Sep
2016
Rail Safety Week 2016

Rail Safety Week 2016

Stobart Rail launch the latest safety team characters

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14 Sep
2016
Scotland Route Slab Track Framework 2016/17

Scotland Route Slab Track Framework 2016/17

 Slab track framework contract secured

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04 Sep
2016
Update from Widnes

Update from Widnes

 Things are heating up at Widnes

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02 Sep
2016
Stobart Rail Safety Team Award

Stobart Rail Safety Team Award

Stobart Rail take home a prize

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26 Aug
2016
Gospel Oak to Barking Electrification Project Update
17 Aug
2016
Newcastle Racecourse under lights

Newcastle Racecourse under lights

Stobart Rail collaborated with ARC (Arena Racing Company) to construct an all-weather track at Newcastle Racecourse

 

 

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03 Aug
2016
Our Contracts Director to run the Loch Ness Marathon for charity

Our Contracts Director to run the Loch Ness Marathon for charity

Our Contracts Director, Andrew Sumner is raising £1,000 to help Lochardil Primary School, Inverness, raise money for school improvements and to support Highland Hospice & MFR Cash for Kids

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15 Jun
2016
We transported a 1200kg horse's head!

We transported a 1200kg horse's head!

 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. it's a horse's head!

 

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12 May
2016
The story behind Stobart Rail's new safety vision

The story behind Stobart Rail's new safety vision

Stobart Rail is proud of the Safety, Health and Environment Culture it has actively created

 

 

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11 Apr
2016
Think Safety, Act Safely Campaign Launched

Think Safety, Act Safely Campaign Launched

Stobart Rail is proud of the Safety, Health and Environment Culture it has actively created.

 

 

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08 Apr
2016
Jack Withers completes treck to Everest Base Camp

Jack Withers completes treck to Everest Base Camp

Well done Jack from everyone at Stobart Rail.

Jack has raised over £500 for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children Charity.

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04 Mar
2016
Newcastle Racecourse Update

Newcastle Racecourse Update

Stobart Rail has been working on the new all weather track at Newcastle Racecourse over the past few months.

Stobart Rail has removed 65,000 square meters of grass track and 50,000 tonnes of top soil from the 3.6 kilometre race track.

This has now been replaced with 30,000 tonnes of stone, 11,000 meters of new drainage, 63,000 square meters of tarmac and 17,000 tonnes of Tapita sand.

 

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01 Mar
2016
Stobart voted Business Superbrand 2016

Stobart voted Business Superbrand 2016

Both Stobart Group and Eddie Stobart have been awarded Business Superbrand status for 2016, following the latest results of the annual survey, which has been identifying the UK’s leading business-to-business brands since 2001. The process was managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA) and questioned 2,500 individual business professionals across the UK, as well as the independent Business Superbrands Council. The two audiences judged nearly 1,500 brands from 50 sectors, which they assessed on three key criteria: quality, reliability and distinction.

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25 Feb
2016
Disposal of Distribution Centre at Carlisle Airport for £16.925m

Disposal of Distribution Centre at Carlisle Airport for £16.925m

Stobart Group has completed the sale of its 315,000 sq.ft. distribution centre at Carlisle Airport for £16.925m in cash, marking the successful conclusion of the first phase of development at the airport.

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11 Feb
2016
Media Students learn how Stobart Rail uses Media

Media Students learn how Stobart Rail uses Media

Stobart Rail has been working with the University of Cumbria to highlight how important media is to the company. Read More >
09 Feb
2016
Stobart Rail responsible for slab track works

Stobart Rail responsible for slab track works

Stobart Rail, who will be responsible for the specialised slab track works on London Overground from Gospel Oak to Barking. Read More >
18 Dec
2015
Text Santa

Text Santa

Employees at our offices in Carlisle take part in Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day.

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10 Dec
2015
Support for Cumbria Floods

Support for Cumbria Floods

Stobart Rail and Stobart Group employees have been collecting for the recent Cumbria Floods.

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01 Dec
2015
Widnes Combined Heat and Power Plant Update

Widnes Combined Heat and Power Plant Update

The project involves the construction and operation of a £11-m, 20.2MWE (gross) waste wood biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant and wood processing facility, and is the largest waste wood renewable energy plant in the North West.

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