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Young Rail Professionals: Celebrating future leaders

In April I stepped in as Chair of Young Rail Professionals (YRP). Over the course of the next year, I’ll write a series of...

ARM: Apprentices in rail

With the ongoing talent shortage and increasingly ineffective talent acquisition methods, how can we reinvigorate rail recruitment? The answer is apprentices. We caught up...

QTS Group rolls out new graduate scheme

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has announced the launch of a graduate scheme to help develop talent within rail construction and position the industry...

Expert commentary – Phil Catcheside, Network Rail

In the first of series of interviews with experts in the Rail industry and beyond, RailStaff spoke to Phil Catcheside, Head of Recruitment Marketing...

Diversity in recruitment

Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is a burning issue in today’s workplace and, going forward, will only increase in importance. Today’s generation of job...

Freightliner – Keeping the country running

Although COVID-19 has created many challenges for all parts of the economy, rail freight has demonstrated strong resilience and agility, much of this attributed...

Embrace adventure with MTM

It’s a brand-new year – time to turn the page and make the changes you’ve been putting off for far too long. If a...

Career Hunting – Top Tips

Despite 2021 presenting a lot of uncertainty, forced remote working, and skills shortages, job vacancies hit a record high of one million as the...

EMR launches recruitment drive for Fleet Engineer Apprentices across Nottingham and Derby

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has announced a recruitment drive to attract new Fleet Engineers to its team in line with National Apprenticeships Week, taking...

TfL celebrates National Apprenticeship Week and showcases the range of opportunities available

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (7-13 February), Transport for London (TfL) is showcasing the range of apprenticeship opportunities on offer across the...

Change track: Northern urges Generation X to consider apprentice opportunities in the rail industry

The UK’s second-largest train operator, Northern, has used National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 Feb) to urge Generation X – those born between 1965 and 1980...

HS2 launches major recruitment campaign to mark National Apprenticeship Week

HS2 is continuing its commitment to ‘Build the Future’ – the theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week – by recruiting for more talented...

LNER named UK top employer for third year running

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is proud to be recognised as a Top Employer in the UK by the Top Employers Institute for the...

Avanti West Coast launch new Train Driver recruitment campaign

Avanti West Coast has launched a campaign to help recruit 40 new Train Drivers at locations throughout the UK in 2022. The initiative aims to...

Career Opportunities at Arc Infrastructure in Australia

Arc Infrastructure is on the lookout for skilled engineers to help manage and operate its thousands of kilometres of rail infrastructure. Operating the only freight...

Next generation of train drivers sign up to TfW apprenticeship scheme

Transport for Wales (TfW) has become the first train operator in the UK to offer an accredited NVQ level 3 qualification in train driver...

Young Rail Professionals – An opportunity for growth

Cost and reliability are key to attracting passengers and encouraging modal shift as the domestic and international travel markets recover − a challenge we...

Structures examination academy

XEIAD steps up to tackle a shortage of inspection engineers by launching its own training programme. The rail industry needs you! With a dwindling number...