• Transportation


We are witnessing significant disruption across the transport industry. Continually rising demand, customer expectation and competition is fuelling a dramatic acceleration in the pace of change and innovation.

With the rise of transformational technology used in high-profile transportation schemes and refurbishment infrastructure projects, we have seen a surge in demand for world-class talent to support this digitally transforming industry.

Context Recruitment has supported many of the UK’s leading transport operators with information technology, commercial and operational hiring, for many years. Whether resourcing Smart Ticketing projects, delivering digital transformation or hiring performance analysts to drive revenue improvements, we can help you as an established and trusted industry partner.

Our extensive resources and close relationships with clients have enabled us to source transport professionals for industry leading brands, including transportation operators (air, land and water) and specialist industry technology service and product providers, internationally.

We specialise in permanent, contract and fixed term placements across a broad range of skillsets for this niche, extremely varied sector. We cover all levels, both technical and functional, across the full breadth of business functions, including customer, commercial and operational.


I've worked with Context Recruitment for a number of years now. They constantly deliver high quality candidates and have a pretty unique ability to listen to the subtle qualities required of a role and reflect them well in the options presented. One further point that appeals strongly to me is that I feel very comfortable scoping out a role, knowing they will give me honest advice, and not dress it up in a way that would make a sale more likely. Five stars....
Kevin Ives
Digital Transformation Director, Arriva PLC
Nick is a credit to his profession - just the kind of guy you would want to find you the right candidate or the right job. His skills stretch well beyond technology - he really "gets" the fact that technology is not an end in itself, and that business change is what ultimately creates value. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to clients who are looking for a recruiter who stands out from the crowd.
Paul Gourd
Programme Manager, Virgin
Nick and his team have recently helped us to successfully recruit for a permanent position within our team as we were looking to fill the vacancy of a Financial Modeller with very strong IT skills. The process has been lengthy predominantly because of the niche set of skills required for this position but Nick and his team have been critical in sending us relevant candidate details to review and expedited the process significantly. I would wholeheartedly recommend Context Recruitment for similar type placements and we would happily be working again with them in the future.
George Stagakis
Head of Financial Modelling, Arriva UK Trains
Nick is not your average recruiter, Nick makes sure that the person is suitable to the role and that both future employee and employer get the best value out of the match. A true professional with great attentive nature and attention to detail enabling a quick decision and outcome. I found him engaging, supportive and knowledgeable. Seeking employment was supposed to be stressful and tough, for me, thanks to Nick it was joyful and speedy. I wish Nick and his team the very best in the future.
Polly Robertson
Project Manager placed at Arriva UK Trains
Nick is a consummate professional recruiter/agent. I have worked as a contractor for 20 years and would rank Nick's engagement in the top 5% I have experienced over that time. I found him to be knowledgeable, engaging, effective and supportive throughout the duration of the contract. I look forward to working with Nick again in the future.
Kieran McNamara
M&A Integration specialist
Context Recruitment have proven themselves to be a very knowledgeable industry resource partner, with a strong capability and a commitment to service that is rare in my experience of recruitment agencies. I have no hesitation in recommending Context Recruitment as a trusted recruitment partner.
Martin Gibson
Group Head of IT Services, Abellio
Context Recruitment have been professional from the outset and are quite different from many within their industry. They offer a highly consultative, professional and thorough approach to recruitment and their passion and knowledge of UK rail is clear. Highly recommended.
Richard Noyle
Head of IT, First Group
I work with a lot of external recruiters and sadly the overall responsiveness, quality of candidates and real value they bring is often questionable. Context Recruitment however restored my faith. They took the time to understand our business and were able to screen candidates sufficiently well that it was rare that we felt the need to reject any CV they put forward. Clear communication and a super fast turn-around on roles meant that we usually had an interview lined up through Context before the other agencies had even shared an initial set of CVs. Can’t recommend enough
Justin Neale
Director, Customer Strategy & Experience. SITA
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