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Training taking off in the north

Two new dedicated rail training centres have opened in the north of England as the industry continues to create more regional facilities to develop local...

Linbrooke’s new National Training Academy

With all of the work going on around Britain’s railways, it’s not surprising that it is exposing some skill shortages. Starved of funding for...

Hoegh on the Tyne

A new training carriage for Hitachi Rail’s assembly plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, rolled off the 229-metre long ship Höegh London at the...

GTR embarking on major driver training programme

The need for train drivers in the capital is great. By joining with Southern in July and implementing the Thameslink Programme, Govia Thameslink Railway...

Cleshar Academy – Recruit, Train and Retain

‘Ours is a people company, the continued success of which is reliant on the capabilities, competencies and calibre of our workforce,’ said Tricia O’Neill,...

The first female apprentice joins the Heritage Skills Training Academy

Emma Harrison, 17, is the first female apprentice to join the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) along with four other new recruits at the Heritage...

Hyder Consulting boosts Bristol team

Hyder Consulting has made two new appointments to its fast-growing rail team in Bristol. Rachel Bennett and Tom Constantine are joining the company as...

Syntax adds to growing rail division

Recruitment services provider Syntax has added three new faces to its burgeoning rail recruitment division. Chris Beck and Laura Smit have both joined the rail...

Talent trawl for railways

Solihull College and Virgin Trains have joined forces to find unemployed young people, aged between 18 and 24, to join the company’s training scheme. The...

Change here for better prospects

Railway apprentices at Prospects College of Advanced Technology in Basildon, Essex, will benefit this winter from a new purpose built Rail Academy. The academy has...

Shorterm Group launches TrainsPeople

Shorterm Group has acquired Bridgen Training, now rebranded as TrainsPeople Limited, the railway training experts based in West Horndon, Essex. The acquisition is part of...

SpencerGroup appoints CDI AndersElite as recruitment partner

Spencer Group, one of the UK’s leading specialist engineering businesses, has announced the appointment of CDI AndersElite to manage all of its permanent and...

ScotRail apprentices graduate

A second tranche of hard-working ScotRail Modern Apprentices in Customer Service has graduated under a pioneering initiative to develop young talent. Around 70 guests — including Angela Constance,...

Morson celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Global recruiter, Morson Group welcomed apprentices past and present to an event celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. The event took place on Wednesday 5 March at...

Benchmark training boosts leadership development

Benchmark Training Ltd is a specialist designer and provider of behavioural change training programmes for organisations where strict safety compliance and regulatory frameworks apply....

Keltbray crew bridge skills gap

A further seven apprentices have joined Keltbray Aspire, part of Keltbray Group which provides electrification services for the rail industry. The new apprentices will be...

Gain a job with the McGinley Rail Apprenticeship Placement Scheme

McGinley Support Services has established the Rail Apprentice Placement Scheme (RAPS) to help apprentices develop successful careers after their placement has finished. In the current...

Apprenticeships – popularity grows

More than double the number of young people are choosing engineering apprenticeships as degree courses, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has revealed. Figures...