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Changing places

Houghton International has teamed up with South West Trains to create an apprentice exchange programme. SWT apprentices visit Houghton International’s facilities in Newcastle upon Tyne....

David Cameron encourages apprentices

David Cameron has been encouraging apprentices on a visit to Carillion in Wolverhampton. Carillion says it is the largest single employer of construction apprentices in...

Signalling mentorship programme launched by advance-TRS

The signalling recruitment team at advance-TRS has proposed a new mentorship programme. Managers at advance-TRS hope the Signalling Mentorship Programme will see between 60 and...

Ahead of the curve

The battle to train motivated people to take forward the expansion of the rail industry is gathering pace. The government has decided to strengthen the...

Engineering recognition for Atkins apprentices

Rail apprentices at Atkins can now achieve Engineering Technician (EngTech) status. The scheme, which is run by Atkins’ Rail Communications Systems, has been formally...

TfL backs New University College

The Royal Greenwich University Technical College has officially opened its doors in a special ceremony conducted by HRH the Duke of York. The college, set...

Global runner heads Crossrail IT

Andrew Turner has been appointed interim IT director for Crossrail. Turner, who spent almost five years as CIO at insurance specialists Hiscox, takes over from...

URS intensifies search for staff

Do you want to design a new railway for Scotland? Or do you fancy planning Britain’s next high speed line, modernising the UK’s rail...

Early bath for engineers

The rail industry is stepping up efforts to attract young people to the cause this summer with a special course at Bath University. Says Gil...