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Investing in essential skills

Lockdown and social distancing have forced companies to work in new and different ways, favouring those with skilled, versatile and adaptable workforces. The current Coronavirus...

Graduates in lockdown

Trainees need to learn from their supervisors and managers, so how does that work during lockdown? Network Rail has a well-respected graduate training programme, during...

Simulators help train new signallers in the West Midlands

To train the railway signallers of the future, Network Rail has opened new training facilities at its Walsall training centre and Birmingham’s New Street...

Selby College to be training partner for Siemens Mobility’s new Goole factory

Selby College will be the training partner for the new factory that Siemens Mobility is setting up in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire. The...

Young Rail Professionals – Young Rail Tour To Japan

YRP's 2020 study tour of Japan for young professionals working in the UK rail industry When Young Rail Tours took a party of 21 young...

Want to be a train driver?

Every child wants to be a train driver. Some still want to when they grow up, but what does it take to become one? Train...

A land of opportunity

Why are railway operations, management and technical staff making their way to Melbourne, Australia, in search of a new challenge? With a series of major...

Signaller training school opened in just four weeks

Network Rail recently appealed for retired signallers, or those who have moved to other careers in the railway industry, to volunteer to provide cover...

Who should be responsible?

An informed look at suitability, competences, training and personal accountability Trained competences are essential for the safe and reliable operation, maintenance and renewal of our...

Preparing for a new jobs boom

With some skills and professions in short supply, rail contractors depend on experienced recruiters to complete their teams and ensure the successful delivery of...

Research sheds light on why there is a lack of women in the train driver role

In a television news report from 1980, a reporter named John Doyle joined a train driver for a short ride on the West Somerset...

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it Not a day goes by without some reference to the...

Fast Trackers II

Network Rail and Mott MacDonald's engineering outreach programme was even bigger and better on its 2019 return A looming skills gap in rail engineering continues to...

Diversity and inclusion: The shape of things to come

How the organisation developing the UK's new high-speed rail network is changing the industry's diversity and inclusion practices Mark Lomas joined HS2 as its head...

The Train Drivers Academy

In the months up until 2021, around 7,000 new vehicles are set to be introduced by train companies across the country. Drivers will swap...

New head of apprenticeships at Network Rail

Network Rail has hired its first dedicated head of apprenticeships.  Newstarter Richard Turner joins from Virgin Trains where he was responsible for the company’s training...

Greater Anglia hires fleet director from Arriva

Martin Beable, fleet director of Arriva UK's trains bid team, is set to join Greater Anglia in March as the new engineering director. Martin, who...

Bloom set for Transport for the North

A transport leader who previously managed the strategy for the £2 billion East Coast main line upgrade is set to join Transport for the North...