Data Idols Hires 89 Contractors for Trainline Greenfield Project

Trainline is Europe’s leading train and coach app that brings together rail and coach travel across 45 countries to save customers time and money.

89
contractors hired

2
years retained work

10
year partnership

The
challenge

As a technology-focused business, Trainline helps people make smarter choices. This is done by excellent teams of software engineers, product managers, researchers, and product designers along with data science and engineering teams who develop data-driven predictive features and are at the very heart of the business.

Trainline has gone through a particularly busy period of tech hiring over recent years, particularly as they have modernised and built out their platforms.

In 2017, Trainline had a completely greenfield project, where they needed to hire a significant amount of Contract Software Engineers to deliver the project quickly and efficiently. As part of this project, they were changing and upgrading their technologies which meant hiring individuals that had a very specific tech background.

The solution

Data Idols had already been working with Trainline to assist across their hiring when they were hired on a retainer basis from 2017 – 2019. Here, Data Idols were asked to work onsite and help build out their Software Engineering team in this busy period of modernisation. Each role was a contract that required a very specific tech background particularly around React/Redux, Node.Js, .Net, Python and Kafka.

Data Idols had to work quickly as an extension of Trainline’s HR function to source a variety of candidates across software engineering, business analysis, project management and software testing. Data Idols worked closely with the team to ensure that contractors were within budget, and hired within specific deadlines.

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My introduction was made on the basis that ‘Data Idols is not like a normal recruitment agency; they actually get the tech’. Data Idols has lived up to that.

David Smith
HR & Talent Director, Trainline

The results

Assisting the Trainline throughout each phase of each project has meant hiring 89 contractors, 67 of these made within the 2 years of retained work! On a wider scale, Data Idols have assisted with contractors within Trainline’s data teams, as well as more senior levels such as a contract CTO.

Data Idols had already been working with Trainline to assist across their hiring when they were hired on a retainer basis from 2017 – 2019. Here, Data Idols were asked to work onsite and help build out their software engineering team in this busy period of modernisation. Each role was a contract that required a very specific tech background particularly around React/Redux, Node.Js, .Net, Python and Kafka.

Trainline were very happy. The HR & Talent Director said, “Data Idols simply became one of the HR team here, fully integrated at Trainline working directly with management. It really worked, and I wouldn’t trust someone who I didn’t know had the integrity to carry this arrangement off and to be part of our team.”

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