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Network Rail joins HS2 skills, jobs and training pledge in London

Construction firms involved in the building of HS2, including Network Rail, have set out long-term plans so people in seven London boroughs will benefit...

HS2 offers work experience to 30 students

HS2 is helping to support students who have deferred their university place due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering them work...

A year like no other

COVID-19 challenged the whole rail industry to keep on working, despite the difficulties. Recruitment consultancies such as Advance TRS were no exception.At the beginning...

The Art of the Possible

A different way of thinking is transforming the fortunes of Northern Trains, where new possibilities are taking shape by bringing together a diverse range...

GTR launches Sector-based Work Academy Programme

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) launched its first ever Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) with East Sussex College this month, despite the onset of a...

30 new apprentices for Alstom

Alstom has a long tradition of taking on apprentices, and this year it has welcomed 30 new apprentices to its UK business, three times...

SWR needs nine new apprentices

South Western Railway is looking for nine new apprentices to join its programme this year. But candidates are encouraged to apply quickly as the...

Network Rail is one of England’s top 20 apprentice employers

The National Apprenticeship Service has named Network Rail as one of the top 20 apprentice employers in England in its Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers...

University of Birmingham opens new centre for digital railway engineering

The University of Birmingham has opened a new purpose-built centre designed to deliver specialist research in digital railway engineering.The university has partnered with the...

HS2 signs up to Tomorrow’s Engineers Code of Practice

To help make engineering careers accessible for this and the next generation of young people, HS2 has signed up to The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code...

13 new rail apprentices join Vital

Vital Human Resources, part of the Morson Group, has launched its latest apprenticeship programme as thirteen apprentices from Manchester and Liverpool have embarked on...

First apprentices for new Siemens train factory begin training at Selby College

The first 12 apprentices to be employed by Siemens Mobility for its planned rail facility in Goole, East Yorkshire, have started their training at...

Young Rail Professionals, YRP’s world wide web ‘takeover’

Lockdown has been a strange time, with events cancelled and most people working from home. So why has Young Rail Professionals been busier than...

Lockdown on railway training

While lockdown was in place, no one could travel and face-to-face meetings were barred, railway training companies suddenly had no work to do.With no...

HS2 continues to encourage young people into work

For the last five years, HS2 has partnered with the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) to provide work experience placements and 1:1 mentoring, ensuring that...

200 new train driver jobs attracts 10,000 applicants

A search for 200 new train drivers in Wales has attracted over 10,000 applicants in just a few days!Wales and Borders operator KeolisAmey is...

Carrington West strengthens specialist rail team

Technical recruiter Carrington West has appointed director Nick Rowe to be the head of its rail team and brought in three new consultants in...

Young Rail Professionals – A new online community

With 14,000 members split between eight regions and participating in events, overseas visits, training courses and good old-fashioned ‘networking’, it was time to improve...