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Why I became a signalling apprentice

Pulling cable through the interconnected tunnels of London Overground’s East London Line while most people are asleep is a world apart from the predictable...

Apprentices join steam team

Engineering apprentices have been helping the team at Darlington Locomotive Works build new steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales. The apprentices, from Virgin Trains,...

Great Western energised

Network Rail and its industry partners are electrifying 380 kilometres of track in total between Maidenhead and Swansea - the first major electrification scheme...

The life of an apprentice on Crossrail

It is difficult to precisely quantify the contribution made by apprentices. Spread so widely and embedded so deeply there are probably few major programmes...

Women in Engineering – Learning from the past

There was a time when women ruled the railway. By the end of the First World War, an estimated 70,000 women worked on the...

Rail Week: Bridging the rail skills gap

Following the rousing success that was the 2016 Young Rail Professionals’ Annual Dinner, all focus is now on the organisation and delivery of the...

College win for Bombardier apprentice

An apprentice engineer at Bombardier’s heavy maintenance depot in Crewe has been crowned Reaseheath College’s ‘Engineering Apprentice of the Year’. Liam Barnett, 21, from Biddulph,...

Technically speaking

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is looking for the Technician of the Year - entries are open until the end of May. It...

Ninjas of the yellow trains

'Like little ninjas,' said Katie Tingle, describing her team's role within Network Rail. 'If you can be a little ninja in a big yellow...

Lost in transition

Getting the job can sometimes be the easy part. It’s settling in that can often be tricky. Simple things like getting your uniform and...

High Speed Skills

The opening of HS2’s headquarters in Birmingham last month was another important date in the project’s long, and at times difficult, timeline. Birmingham is at...

Graduate approach

'I always had the vision that I wanted to go into project management,' said Mel Gibson - a senior project manager at telent, who...

Kellingley 7

Seven miners, made redundant when Kellingley Colliery in Beal, North Yorkshire, closed down last December, are fighting their collective misfortune by training for a new...

What it takes to be a… train driver

Rail’s remarkable recent growth means there is no shortage of opportunities to pursue a career on the metals. And while some areas of the industry...

Apprentice power for new railways

As the new Borders Railway smashes passenger projections, new stations open and leading companies expand their use of rail freight, the government has announced...

A running start

Last year was a rollercoaster year for the rail industry. Mired by the pausing of several modernisation projects, there was an air of uncertainty surrounding...

Soldiers tackle railway skills gap

The rail industry makes a good successor career for military personnel looking for further challenge and adventure: That’s the message from rail chiefs and...

An Orange Christmas

Four students from Newcastle College’s Rail Academy spent Christmas working on the railway. It’s a fact not often appreciated by the armies of commuters, passengers...