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Wigan boost for Orion

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Orion Rail & Training Services (ORTS), part of Orion Group, has opened a new training facility at Wigan Springs Branch.

Transforming a derelict building into a training complex, the Orion Wigan Rail & Training Centre will become the headquarters for Orion Group’s burgeoning rail business.

As a fully accredited and certified rail service provider to Network Rail – also accredited by the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE), the new facility will deliver both knowledge and skills to an expanding team.

The Wigan Centre will offer safety critical training which will comprise commercial-based training for already competent staff looking to upskill and looking for recertification. Allied training will focus on management, supervisory and occupational health training. This will provide added value, potentially opening up additional revenue paths in rail or associated industry sectors.

Nurturing the next generation of rail talent, ORTS will also develop apprenticeship and training opportunities for 16-24 year olds, with a focus on unemployed school leavers, disadvantaged groups and former armed forces personnel.

Says Jeff Sykes, operations director at Orion Group, ‘We are currently in a strong position to be expanding the business, increasing our presence across the UK.

The opening of the Orion Wigan Rail & Training Centre headquarters signals our commitment to develop further our railway expertise. With the centre increasing its portfolio of valuable programmes, this educational training scheme provides employees with a solid understanding married with the essential skills that are needed to pursue a successful career within the industry.’


    • Hi Deborah Darbyshire.
      We have loads of apprenticeships available. In fact we have 30,000 of them available all over the country. My number is 07846863604. if you call me i can help get your son a job in the rail industry. What would help is if he has a CV written yet? My name is Paul Curtis @RailStudents and your son can look at just some of the vacancies we have available at http://www.railstudents.com

      Where do you live in the country?

      Paul Curtis 07846 863604

  1. Have you any apprenticeships avaliable for my son, hes 16 and completes last school exam in 2 weeks. We are in wigan


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