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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...

Move for digital railway boss

Doug Blanc has moved from SNC-Lavalin to Ricardo, where he will lead the digital railway and digital resilience teams. Based at Ricardo’s Derby technical centre,...

Atkins recruits Arcadis boss

Lizi Stewart, the managing director of Arcadis' highways and aviation business, is set to join Atkins. In her new role as managing director for transportation,...

RSSB selects new chair

Rail industry body RSSB has appointed Barbara Moorhouse as its new chair. Barbara is a non-executive director at Balfour Beatty, Microgen and Agility Trains. Her executive...

RSK appointment to oversee rail growth

Aspin Group's former head of business development has joined RSK Group. Adrian Calder, the new business development director for rail, will be responsible for identifying new...

New rail manager at Scott Parnell

Sharon Rice has been appointed the new national rail manager for groundworks and civil engineering firm Scott Parnell. Sharon has 13 years’ experience working in rail...

Waboso to leave Network Rail

David Waboso, the managing director of Network Rail's Group Digital Railway (DR), is to retire in March. In an internal memo, chief executive Andrew Haines...

Ergonomics expert joins WSP

WSP has appointed a human factors specialist to support on the design development of HS2’s Old Oak Common station. Neil Winchester will work with the...