16th May 2019

Knowledge Type

Case study Lessons learned report


, Network Rail Ltd

Major Project

Thameslink Programme

Of Interest To

Academia Consultants Contractors Operators Private sector clients Public sector clients

Thameslink: Resourcing and Transition


Having the right people resources was crucial to the success of the Thameslink Programme.

At its peak the Thameslink Programme employed circa 450 direct employees with a further circa 450 resources working on the programme through contingent, contractors and professional services.

There was a dedicated resourcing business partner assigned to the support the programme. This enabled them to be close to the people requirements throughout the duration of the programme.

It was vital to the success of the programme that the resourcing and HR team worked closely with the finance team to fully understand the people requirements and in particular identify and meet the demand for increases in people resources throughout the programme. Through effective resource planning recruitment activities and strategies were able to be planned and applied.