Our History

Pro-Active Recruitment Services was founded in 2004 as a rail sector specific company specialising in supplying Personal Track Safety (PTS) cleaners. It has since grown to be able to serve other sectors and has now been rebranded as ProActive Rail, a specialist subsidiary of Activas Group, which provides a range of outsourced and managed services to various industry sectors including transportation, events, hospitality and construction.

ProActive Rail has progressed from providing staff to providing fully managed staffing solutions. Our clients rely on us not only to find the right person for the job but also to train, deploy, induct, supervise and manage the staff to the client’s specifications. We take great pride in our ability to source the right people for our clients. Our impeccable HR record, our unrivalled Health and Safety controls, and our unique workforce management system, (( sirenum )), has allowed for delivery of the best possible personalised service to our clients and facilitated our companies growth.

Who We Are Today:

ProActive Rail has revolutionised staffing solutions in the rail industry because not only do we do things better than most – we also do them differently… the ProActive way!

We understand that the rail industry is going through unprecedented change. This continued momentum and investment in transportation and infrastructure coupled with a vigorous focus on customer service standards and the passenger experience means that putting strategies in place to ensure effective resourcing solutions is essential.

At ProActive Rail we fully appreciate that passenger safety and satisfaction are at the core of what our clients need. We work in consultation with our clients to ensure the provision of the highest quality workforce throughout the network.

We keep ahead of the curve by developing and investing in cutting edge technology. This enables us to complete major national resourcing contracts in record-breaking turnaround times and provide our clients with the management information they need to see.

What Makes Us Successful?

We have an in depth knowledge of the rail sector. Most of our managers started as staff members enabling the ProActive Rail team to:

  • Understand and appreciate our clients’ requirements
  • Effectively profile potential candidates customising our provision more accurately to your staffing needs
  • Execute precision resourcing campaigns at all levels saving you time and money by avoiding the high staff turnover associated with mis-matched placements

We invest heavily in our employees and staff. Our reward and recognition programmes coupled with both industry specific and internationally accredited training and development means that ProActive Rail has the most motivated workforce in our industry which offers our clients:

  • Loyal, customer friendly and productive staff
  • Multi-skilled staff giving increased flexibility
  • Complete confidence that all staff are suitably qualified

Our fresh outlook supported by exclusive state of the art technology has helped us win, retain and grow excellent business partnerships with our clients including Govia Thameslink Railway, First Group, London Overground, Southern Railway, Docklands Light Railway, South West Trains as well as Ticketmaster for the 2012 Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games plus many more.

Today, ProActive Rail is a highly ethical, vibrant and modern company which embodies the innovative and customer service oriented approach needed to support the rail industry stay on track and evolve in this demanding and ever changing landscape.