Top training company, SETEC, is sponsoring the Trainer of the Year at the RailStaff Awards 2014.
This popular award salutes the work of an army of trainers and instructors throughout the rail industry.
One growing side effect of the search for more people to take forward the expanding railway is the need for concise training and development.
As the rail industry recruits, converts and trains its next top flight generation there has never been a greater need for effective and motivated trainers.
Not only is the volume of recruits stepping up but the pace of change in new technology coming on stream means professional careerists in the industry also need up to-the-minute training and development.
Says Craig King, managing director of SETEC, ‘Training is a constant in the rail industry. We need to encourage the men and women engaged in training. Their role is not sufficiently recognised. With the ever increasing demands of high-tech equipment and methodologies the industry is changing dynamically.
‘New ideas mature fast in this industry and education in new technologies is important. We need to support and encourage our people as well as celebrate their success.’
SETEC is a technical expertise and skills business, supporting the rail sector in specialist engineering and training & competence activities. Considerable experience in railway signal engineering, electrical & electronic engineering, sales and business development supports a comprehensive and training and competency organisation. SETEC delivers solutions for all railway projects and operations where safety critical activities are undertaken.
SETEC promotes excellence through high-quality engineering, technical & safety training solutions. The company is led by Craig King, a professional electrical and electronics engineer with many years experience in railway signalling control systems, leadership, business development and management.
Says Craig, ‘We are railway through and through and completely understand the pressures and demands of today’s fast-paced and dynamic rail industry. We only engage industry professionals with considerable experience in railway engineering or occupational safety.’
SETEC works with Network Rail and London Underground as well as leading railway infrastructure companies.
Says Tom O’Connor, managing director of Rail Media, ‘This is an inspiring category – it’s what the RailStaff Awards is all about – thanking people who have helped us get to where we are today. Even more important it’s about encouraging them, as Craig says, to go on beefing up the knowledge and skill sets of all men and women building a career in the fast growing railway industry.
‘We are delighted that SETEC is backing the Trainer of the Year Award and wish all those who have been nominated every success on the night itself.’