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Training for today and tomorrow

Story’s Tom Wall talks about how a new purpose-built training facility is driving up standards within the company and the industry. Training is a vital...

ISS Labour opens Salford training centre

A new rail training centre in Greater Manchester will train more than 10,000 people by 2020, says owner ISS Labour. The facility in Salford, which...

Being heard

Bombardier graduate Paul Burkholder talks about joining the rail industry and a project which is giving a voice to graduates and apprentices in his...

Deutsche Bahn using virtual reality to plug skills gap

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is redoubling efforts to persuade young people to join the railway. Between now and 2020, DB needs to recruit between 7,000 and...

On the right track – considering a career in rail?

As students around the country begin their undergraduate degree studies, Professor Simon Iwnicki, director of the Institute of Railway Research at the University of...

Perry opens Northampton Academy

Rail minister Claire Perry has formally opened the new £7 million National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) in Northampton. It’s another big vote of...

Network Rail announces substantial increase in engineering graduate places in 2016

Network Rail is to create 40 per cent more engineering places on its graduate programme next year. The 2016 graduate scheme will offer places to...

Morson’s Charlotte Mollart brings home award

Charlotte Mollart, recruitment account manager for Crossrail at Morson Group, has won this year’s keenly contested Recruiter and HR Person or Team of the Year...

Apprentice and trainee newcomers join Houghton

Houghton International has taken on a cohort of new apprentices and trainees within its growing team in Newcastle. Three new advanced engineering apprentices - Sam Gibson,...

Mechan invests in young talent

Since 1991, Investors in People has defined what it takes to lead, support and manage people for sustainable results. Accreditation to the Standard identifies a...

NTAR supports Trainer Award

The National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) is backing the Rail Trainer of the Year Award. Ever-growing demand for more and better qualified railway staff...

The secret chord that David played

This summer, Dave Sheldon, 48, has been working out on track and is looking forward to taking up a full-time job with First Structure. For the...

Border supporter eyes Carlisle

‘So much passion can only rub off on you,’ said ScotRail driver manager, David Campbell as railway staff set to work on the new...

Rail Academy deal for jobs

Students at the North East’s specialist Rail Academy could be offered permanent jobs thanks to a new partnership with employer ISSL, Infra Safety Services...

NTAR – Setting the standard

A training academy which sees itself playing a pivotal role in finally grasping the rail industry’s skills challenge is set to open in October....

Next Generation Rail – Knowledge without Borders

The future leaders of Great Britain’s railways gathered at the impressive Network Rail Westwood training and leadership centre earlier this month to be inspired,...

Wise Up

With continued levels of investment in rail and major infrastructure improvements across the UK, for anyone considering a future in the rail industry, the...

Wigan boost for Orion

Orion Rail & Training Services (ORTS), part of Orion Group, has opened a new training facility at Wigan Springs Branch. Transforming a derelict building into...