Minister in Crewe to welcome jobs boost on HS2

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson MP visited Crewe today (24th August) and confirmed that new research has found that the construction of HS2 is expected to support over 4,000 more jobs than previously forecast – including a boost of almost 1,500...

Vital Human Resources secure £150m Network Rail contract

Vital Human Resources, part of the Morson Group, has been awarded a £150m contract to provide Network Rail labour covering a range of strategic and operational roles over the next five years. Running until 2026, with a possible extension until...

SLC hosts young rail campaigner for work placement

SLC, the new rail station specialist, recently welcomed fourteen-year-old rail campaigner, Harry Burr, for a one-week work placement. Dubbed Britain’s youngest rail campaigner, Harry is the Chief Executive of Sustainable Transport Midlands, a not-for-profit organisation that has campaigned for a...

QTS ON TRACK WITH NEW APPRENTICESHIP DRIVE

Local employer, The QTS Group, is opening its doors to aspiring apprentices with a special open day held at its Drumclog HQ. Taking place between the 27th – 29th July 2021, young people are now being invited to register for...

HS2 hits 650 apprenticeships milestone

On the one-year anniversary of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, HS2 Ltd has announced that the project has reached another major milestone in its bid to build a lasting legacy of skills and education in the UK. Solihull resident, Danielle...

Northern Lead Driver Team Manager reaches 35-year career milestone

Despite a ‘near miss’ involving actor David Jason, one of Northerns driver managers has reached a 35-year milestone working in the rail industry.   Steven Lloyd, from Stockport, started work with British Rail at Motherwell depot in Scotland, aged just 16.   Now Lead Driver Team Manager based at Manchester...

Ofsted gives full marks to Govia Thameslink Railway’s inclusive apprenticeship scheme

Education regulator endorses quality of the rail operator’s apprenticeship schemesInspectors find that internal trainers motivate apprentices to achieve their goalsGovia Thameslink Railway is on track to recruit 200 apprentices this year Govia Thameslink Railway’s apprenticeship scheme has received an official...

Head start for young people thanks to Greater Anglia trainee programme

Young people in East Anglia are getting their first taste of the world of work thanks to a Greater Anglia training programme. The train operator has welcomed ten young people currently out of mainstream education or employment onto its Customer...

HS2 celebrates Apprentices Award by highlighting outstanding female apprentice on International Women in Engineering Day

HS2 Ltd has announced that it has been awarded the Platinum accreditation from Investors in People for its ‘We invest in Apprentices’ framework. Platinum is the highest-level accreditation and is awarded to organisations who can demonstrate that their apprentices are...

Engineer who worked on major project at King’s Cross station encourages more women to consider railway careers

A Network Rail engineer who upgraded the signalling at London King’s Cross station as part of the £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade is using this year’s International Women in Engineering Day (Wednesday, 23 June) to encourage more women to consider...