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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...

Young Rail Professionals – Young Rail Tour To Japan

YRP's 2020 study tour of Japan for young professionals working in the UK rail industry When Young Rail Tours...

Want to be a train driver?

Every child wants to be a train driver. Some still want to when they grow up, but what does it take to...

A land of opportunity

Why are railway operations, management and technical staff making their way to Melbourne, Australia, in search of a new challenge?

Signaller training school opened in just four weeks

Network Rail recently appealed for retired signallers, or those who have moved to other careers in the railway industry, to volunteer to...

Who should be responsible?

An informed look at suitability, competences, training and personal accountability Trained competences are essential for the safe and reliable...

Preparing for a new jobs boom

With some skills and professions in short supply, rail contractors depend on experienced recruiters to complete their teams and ensure the successful...