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A year like no other

COVID-19 challenged the whole rail industry to keep on working, despite the difficulties. Recruitment consultancies such as Advance TRS were no exception. At the beginning...

The Art of the Possible

A different way of thinking is transforming the fortunes of Northern Trains, where new possibilities are taking shape by bringing together a diverse range...

Railway contractor HQ obtains world-first IMMUNE certification

International consultancy and construction company Mace. Which refurbished Birmingham New Street station and is in the process of delivering Brent Cross West, has obtained...

Steve Featherstone joins Geobear as senior advisor

Geobear, the company, formerly known as Uretek, which helps infrastructure and general construction asset owners, contractors and design consulting firms with cracks on the...

New MD appointed at South Western Railway

Claire Mann has been appointed managing director of South Western Railway (SWR), to start early in 2021. With more than two decades of experience in...

New commercial director for Story Scotland

Story Contracting has appointed Bobby Forbes to be Commercial Director of its Story Scotland division. Bobby, who brings with him over 30 years of experience,...

New Chief Constable for BTP

Lucy D’Orsi has been appointed as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP) and will take up her appointment early in the New...

30 new apprentices for Alstom

Alstom has a long tradition of taking on apprentices, and this year it has welcomed 30 new apprentices to its UK business, three times...

SWR needs nine new apprentices

South Western Railway is looking for nine new apprentices to join its programme this year. But candidates are encouraged to apply quickly as the...

Network Rail apprentice encourages others to join the scheme

Adelaja Aladejobi, who lives and works in Peterborough, is encouraging people to follow in his footsteps and join Network Rail after the organisation’s Advanced...

Jeremy Candfield (1953-2020)

The Railway Industry Association has announced that its former director-general Jeremy Candfield passed away on Sunday 1 November, following a long battle with Parkinson’s...

Network Rail is one of England’s top 20 apprentice employers

The National Apprenticeship Service has named Network Rail as one of the top 20 apprentice employers in England in its Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers...

Andy McLaren joins Readypower Terrawise as regional director for Scotland

Andy McLaren, former head of track projects at Babcock International, has been appointed to the role of regional director Scotland at Readypower Terrawise. With a...

RAIB issues Urgent Safety Advice to freight wagon maintainers

Following the derailment and a fire involving a tanker train at Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, on 26 August 2020, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has...

Deploy UK opens its third new office this year

Despite the current pandemic, recruitment specialist Deploy UK has opened a new office in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. It is the third office the company...

Two new directors for East West Railway

East West Railway Company has appointed two new non-executive Directors of the Company, with effect from 1 November 2020. Professor Lynette J Ryals, OBE, MK:U...

Two MPI Safety Award winners recognised

As safety is paramount in the Rail Industry, recruitment specialist MPI choose to reward good safety practices with its own Safety Awards. The most recent...

Dave Bennett to join Atkins

Atkins has announced that Dave Bennett will be joining as operations, improvements & innovation director for its UK and Europe business on 4 January...