ATOC hosted the 2015 REGS Induction on the 29 and 30 of October.
Graduates from FirstGroup, Chiltern, c2c, ATW, Merseyrail, London Midland and Freightliner took part in the two-day event.
Attendees learnt about the industry structure, features of the scheme and basic railway engineering. The new entrants met other graduates on the scheme during a boat trip to Greenwich.
The senior graduates were at ATOC attending a series of presentations from Siemens, Hitachi and Crossrail on new rolling stock and were happy to share their knowledge with the newcomers. It’s not just graduates getting the special treatment.
For a number of years, ATOC has been providing sponsorship via the Arkwright Scholarship Trust to high-calibre year 11 students – S4 in Scotland – to inspire and encourage them to study engineering or technical design degrees at university.
Recently at the Mermaid Theatre, London, scholarship certificates were presented to Jason Wells from Colyton Grammar School in Axminster and to Gareth Littlewood from Rydens Enterprise School in Farnham as part of the Arkwright Scholarship Awards.
See www.railstudents.com for a list of All UK Rail Graduate Courses.