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GTR launches Sector-based Work Academy Programme

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) launched its first ever Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) with East Sussex College this month, despite the onset...

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,...

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...

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...

University of Birmingham opens new centre for digital railway engineering

The University of Birmingham has opened a new purpose-built centre designed to deliver specialist research in digital railway engineering.

HS2 signs up to Tomorrow’s Engineers Code of Practice

To help make engineering careers accessible for this and the next generation of young people, HS2 has signed up to The Tomorrow’s...

13 new rail apprentices join Vital

Vital Human Resources, part of the Morson Group, has launched its latest apprenticeship programme as thirteen apprentices from Manchester and Liverpool have...

First apprentices for new Siemens train factory begin training at Selby College

The first 12 apprentices to be employed by Siemens Mobility for its planned rail facility in Goole, East Yorkshire, have started their...

Young Rail Professionals, YRP’s world wide web ‘takeover’

Lockdown has been a strange time, with events cancelled and most people working from home. So why has Young Rail Professionals been...

Lockdown on railway training

While lockdown was in place, no one could travel and face-to-face meetings were barred, railway training companies suddenly had no work to...

HS2 continues to encourage young people into work

For the last five years, HS2 has partnered with the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) to provide work experience placements and 1:1...

200 new train driver jobs attracts 10,000 applicants

A search for 200 new train drivers in Wales has attracted over 10,000 applicants in just a few days!

Carrington West strengthens specialist rail team

Technical recruiter Carrington West has appointed director Nick Rowe to be the head of its rail team and brought in three new...

Young Rail Professionals – A new online community

With 14,000 members split between eight regions and participating in events, overseas visits, training courses and good old-fashioned ‘networking’, it was time...

Investing in essential skills

Lockdown and social distancing have forced companies to work in new and different ways, favouring those with skilled, versatile and adaptable workforces.

Graduates in lockdown

Trainees need to learn from their supervisors and managers, so how does that work during lockdown? Network Rail has...

Simulators help train new signallers in the West Midlands

To train the railway signallers of the future, Network Rail has opened new training facilities at its Walsall training centre and Birmingham’s...

Selby College to be training partner for Siemens Mobility’s new Goole factory

Selby College will be the training partner for the new factory that Siemens Mobility is setting up in Goole, East Riding of...