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New proposal aims to attract more young train drivers

Efforts to open up more careers in the rail sector to young people could improve the reliability of rail services under a new proposal being put forward today (Thursday 16 May). If agreed, new regulations lowering the minimum age for...

Anjuli Ramburuth appointed as Arriva Rail London finance director

Arriva Rail London (ARL) has announced the appointment of Anjuli Ramburuth as the company’s finance director with immediate effect. Anjuli takes over the role from Steve Best, who became managing director in January 2024. Anjuli joins ARL from Arriva UK...

Greater Anglia to boost university students’ skills through industrial placement scheme

Greater Anglia is offering university students the chance to gain skills and experience for a year through its industrial placement scheme. The company, which runs trains from London Liverpool Street to destinations across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, is...

Recruiting more female train drivers has helped reduce the gender pay gap at TfW

Employing 22 more female train drivers during 2022/23 has helped to further reduce the gender pay gap at Transport for Wales (Rail). The median gender pay gaps for TfW Rail and TfW Group stand at 16.2% and 14.1% respectively, a...

OFSTED report says Northern’s training academies ‘key to addressing national skills shortage’

Northern’s training academies in Leeds and Manchester are key to addressing the national skills shortage facing the rail industry according to a new report by OFSTED. The regulator made the statement following an inspection of both facilities in which the...

Northern set to recruit more than 300 drivers and conductors in 2024

Northern is looking to recruit more than 300 drivers and conductors across the North of England this year. The train operator says the roles are part of a normal, on-going process to recruit as and when existing staff members retire,...

Alex Hynes appointed DfT’s director general for rail services

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced the appointment of Alex Hynes to the role of director general, Rail Services. Alex will join the DfT on a two-year secondment from his current position as managing director of Scotland’s Railway...

ScotRail supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week with new recruits

ScotRail is showing its support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week by announcing more apprenticeship opportunities for young people in Scotland and championing the achievements of those already on an early careers’ pathway within the train operator. New apprenticeships will be created...

Transpennine Route Upgrade on track to deliver 8,000 jobs

The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) reaffirmed its commitment to creating employment in the Kirklees area as colleagues attended the Kirklees College Skills and Apprenticeships Fair in Dewsbury. A key part of the TRU’s sustainability strategy – Our Guiding Compass –...

Rail operator increases female driver numbers through dedicated partnership

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is welcoming five new female drivers into the fold, who have come through the company’s partnership with coaching, consulting and networking organisation, Career Returners - a social enterprise that...

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Work starts on Eaglescliffe station improvement scheme

Network Rail, Tees Valley Combined Authority, and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have started work to transform Eaglescliffe railway station and...