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Building a stronger workforce for the future

People often refer back to inspirational teachers from their formative years when asked why they pursued a particular career path. Even for those who may...

Deploy and deliver

The term ‘infrastructure’ has a wide definition when talking about the railway. The track itself is actually one of the final components - a finishing...

Pinky promise

Apart from orange, there’s not a lot of colour on the railway - and there’s lots of orange. Safety boots are even more of...

New tricks

RailStaff profiles NCB conformance engineer Matt Bower, whose commitment to his own professional development has made him a leading figure in the field of...

Training the Underground engineers of the future

More than 50 VGC Group apprentices are currently doing NVQs on the Track Partnership contract. Together with other apprentices on projects, including Crossrail, this...

Haigh Rail expands

With a rapidly expanding client portfolio, following projects completed for Buckingham Group, National Express, Rhomberg Sersa and Midland Metro – as well as heritage...

Understanding occupational health physicians

It is generally accepted that work, health and wellbeing are connected. How can occupational health professionals help? What is an OHP? The aims of an occupational...

The art of arc protection

The risk posed by electricity on the rail network is made clear by Network Rail’s Life Saving Rules. Three rules deal specifically with electricity: never...

Wise Up

With continued levels of investment in rail and major infrastructure improvements across the UK, for anyone considering a future in the rail industry, the...

Effective Hiring

Hiring talent is one of the most laborious and time consuming processes that every organisation goes through. Not only can the process be noticeably...

More choice from Ballyclare

Ballyclare has launched a new range of PPE that it believes reflect the face of today’s rail sector. The DryShell PPE, which comprises two types...

The inside Story

This year, Story Contracting’s Ian Purdham will celebrate his 10th year with the business. With a background as a plant operator and in the highways...

There’s never been a better time to get on board

How Siemens is investing in, and expanding, its expertise in Wales and the South West. Britain’s railways are busier now than at any other time...