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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...

NTAR – First through the door…

Some of the first to use NTAR’s modern facilities will be a group of 12 trainees from Baltic Training Services (BTS). The trainee programme is...

NSARE losing its E

The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE) is planning to drop the E in its name - a reflection, it says, of the...

My year in rail

Award-winning student Elizabeth Palmer talks about her gap year spent with Network Rail and gives her thoughts on how work placements can benefit students...

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...