A new retention policy for emails is currently being implemented in Outlook across the entire Colas group. For UK employees, the new retention policy will be rolled out on 6th June. This project is part of Colas’ Responsible Data Management (RDM) efforts and aligns with the Group’s digital transformation strategy.

After the 6th of June 2024 emails will only be stored in your mailbox for 3 months from the date of receipt. To keep your emails, you will need to change the way you use your outlook mailbox. Webinars have been planned to help you manage your data and ensure important information is not lost.

Please save the following dates!

Webinars for all employees will be held on:

  • Tuesday 30th April 2024
  • Tuesday 7th May 2024

As a reminder, the original CARL app is due to shut down on the 29th of April 2024, with the new version of CARL available to download now using your phone app store or via https://carlstore.colasrail.co.uk/

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend the CARL App transition webinars hosted by our Safety and Software Solutions team. For anyone that missed the webinars, a recording is now available, you can access by clicking this link or watching the video below:

Effective as of 1 May 2024, the Company will be introducing charges for electric vehicles charging at Colas Rail locations. These charges will ensure that electricity used is fairly charged.

If you have any questions or queries over the electric pod point charges, then please do not hesitate to contact the Fleet Team via email: road.fleet@colasrail.com who will be happy to assist. In the meantime, we would kindly request that you familiarise yourself with the attached documentation.

Thank you for your continued support.

Our 1st WE Network Workshop will be held on the 30th of April 2024, invites have gone out to our members and champions, and we look forward to seeing you all to discuss our key topics:

  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Race
  • LGBT +

The event aims to:

  • Get the four Employee Network Groups (ENG’s) on Gender, Disability, Race and LGBT+ started.
  • Get your input and feedback on how they will work in practice, what the key focus area should be and agree key initiatives for 2024.
  • Be the first networking session for members and champions.


If you haven’t signed up as a champion or a member and would like to be part of this discussion you can RSVP Via this Link, please complete the Microsoft teams short survey to RSVP and let us know which of the 4 networks you are most interested in joining.

We’re delighted to share that our Refer a Friend scheme has been relaunched!

Know someone who you think would be a good fit for one of our live vacancies? Recommend them to Kate Morpeth and our Recruitment Team and if they’re hired for one of our outstanding roles you could earn £1000 for making the introduction.

To see our current vacancies check out the QR code in the images above and below or visit our vacancies hub.

Mark your calendars for an upcoming event that will leave you inspired and empowered! Join us as we explore the world of Carbon Reduction and Management, where strategic thinking meets on-site implementation and reporting.

Covering Colas Rail UK’s sustainable solutions will be Carbon Manager, Dan Ditri and the details of the webinar are as follows:

Organisations: Bouygues UK / Equans UK and Ireland /
Colas Rail UK
Date: 23rd April 
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 
Location: Teams Meeting (Link to be sent nearer the time)

Some of our sites have recently welcomed ECOHire’s Generator-Free Solar Powered welfare cabins as part of a trial to cut our carbon emissions and noise reduction as we take further steps to look after our site neighbours

These cabins were welcomed by our Urban division at the Midland Metro Alliance’s Kings Parade site, our Freight team at Doncaster along with our Signalling team’s work at Sapperton as part of the GASP programme

Recently, 10 members of the SRSA’s Commercial and Procurement team from Colas Rail UK, Network Rail & Aecom undertook a 3-day course in First Aid at Work Training.

In what started as various discussions between our teams about how the Commercial and Procurement team we could make a difference to safety while being more office based compared to site teams but still wanting to make a difference, with the team ultimately agreeing the best way to do this is to become first aid trained. 

Our Safety e-learning courses are based in our internal MyCore HR system under the LMS section. There are very high rates of incomplete courses which need to be addressed.

The training courses are mandatory and each course takes roughly take 10 minutes to complete.

To access the training, login to your MyColas account and follow these steps:

  • From the employee Dashboard on the left hand side click 
    ‘My Training’
  • Press the ‘Learn Portal’ button
  • Once the LMS has loaded click on the ‘Training and Competence’ tab found on the left hand side