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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...

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...