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Samuel Knight Rail division is a RISQs- accredited supplier of manpower solutions to the rail industry. We specialise in labour supply, rail jobs  and project manpower solutions. Providing contract, full- time contingency and retained recruitment in the UK, the USA and Internationally.


Our team offers significant rail labour supply expertise, providing experienced, competent and operations-ready manpower support within contingent, project and RPO solutions across the full project lifecycle. 

Onsite trainer and quality assessor

Samuel Knight is experienced in upskilling and assessing all workers, grading them on site or in a training environment, giving you quality assurance and an onsite presence. 

Proven TRACK record

Our track record of successful delivery has led to trusted, long- term partnerships with some of the industry’s prominent organisations. 

Quality guaranteed

Our specialist consultants work closely with hiring managers to help form the perfect recruitment policy, which in turn maximises our chances of finding you the best candidate for the role.

Global manpower provider

We work seamlessly across borders, overcoming time zones, language barriers, salaries, and cultural differences. We are uniquely placed to advise on the best rail jobs. 

Contract Solutions

Permanent Solutions

Our team works closely with line managers to understand role specifics and support the hiring process as an extension of the client's business. By offering a daily rate payment structure, we assist with cash flow when additional staff are required for specific projects, eliminating the need for lengthy hiring processes and notice periods.


We ensure contractor compliance within the industry, distinguishing between roles falling within or outside IR35 regulations. For roles within IR35, we collaborate exclusively with compliant umbrella companies to ensure proper tax payments.


Our contractors undergo relevant training and receive necessary PPE. We monitor their fatigue and risk levels through our Signal system to prioritize their safety.


A dedicated Account Manager collaborates with clients to understand their current and future rail jobs  needs. We operate in the UK and international rail markets, including the USA and the Middle East.


Our services provide staff for consulting engineers, main contractors, sub-contractors, TOCs, and FOCs. Roles we fill include engineers, supervisors, foremen, construction managers, project managers, and quantity surveyors.

Sub Divisions

White Collar

Samuel Knight is a renowned recruitment agency that specializes in sourcing talent for a diverse range of white-collar positions. With a strong focus on excellence, our team excels in recruiting professionals for various sectors, including project leadership, engineering, construction, commercial planning, health and safety, as well as design and electrification. We take pride in our extensive experience in providing staffing solutions for large-scale projects like Crossrail, GWRM, NWEP, EGIP, WC PSU, MMLE, and LNW enhancements. Whether it's finding the right project manager, an expert engineer, or a skilled designer, Samuel Knight is committed to connecting businesses with top-tier professionals to drive success and deliver exceptional results.

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Safety Critical

Samuel Knight collaborates with a wide range of clients across the United Kingdom, catering to their need for professional security personnel to oversee their work sites. Our expertise extends to various disciplines crucial for rail projects, including track, geotechnical, structures, signalling, and E&P. With our link-up capabilities, we offer comprehensive safety-critical competencies, ensuring the successful and timely completion of your project within budgetary constraints.

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Samuel Knight specializes in providing comprehensive labor solutions for clients across various projects. We offer flexible coverage, supplying individuals or full teams with diverse trades and a designated supervisor or team leader who can also serve as a team COSS if needed. Prior to project initiation, we collaborate with clients to create customized gangs, ensuring all required competencies, including safety-critical skills, SSSTS supervisors, tradespeople, machine operators, and laborers, are present. Our teams are equipped with essential training in manual handling, emergency first aid, and small plant and CAT scan operations. 

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Rolling Stock

With an extensive knowledge of the rail industry and a strong network of rolling stock candidates across the UK and Europe, we are expertly placed to assist with a wide range of rail solutions. 

We are uniquely positioned in the market and able to provide candidates who have all the relevant Rolling Stock compliance checks pre-completed. We ensure that every candidate you receive has been fully vetted and this includes license checks, incident records, route knowledge and full compliance from the UK's leading rail recruiters.

Proactive management of our deep talent pool means we are ready to mobilise candidates quickly at the request of candidates.

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Steven Rawlingson

Group CEO

Rob Enright

Managing Director of Rail

Andy Roper

Operations Director of Rail

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