The Institution of Railway Operators is delighted to sponsor the Manager of the Year at the RailStaff Awards 2012.
“The IRO’s mission is to establish and lead in operating excellence throughout the industry,” says IRO chairman David Franks. “Professionalism, leadership and good management are integral to rail safety, efficiency and financial responsibility. Our association identifies with all nominees for this award and is totally committed to the industry-wide objective of better leadership.”
The institution offers a mix of professional networking opportunities and a broad spectrum of learning and development programmes including the Railway Operations Management qualifications, Continuous Professional Development Schemes (CPD) and Professional Operators Development (POD).
In conjunction with Glasgow Caledonian University, the IRO offers a distance learning professional development programme relating to Railway Operations Management, structured over three levels: Certificate, Diploma and Degree. The programme offers railway operators of all types and at all levels throughout the industry the opportunity to develop their operational knowledge and, potentially, boost their careers.
Bespoke courses can also be created to fit an organisation’s operational needs.
According to Tricia Meade, the IRO’s learning and development manager, our learning products are the key to unlocking people’s potential and broadening their horizons.
She said: “Our programmes lift the student out of their individual role and shows them the bigger picture, helping to broaden their operational understanding and opening them up to a host of career boosting networking opportunities, career guidance and best practice events.”
With all of Britain’s passenger train companies now corporate members, it’s clear that operators throughout the industry are turning to the IRO in increasing numbers – it’s seen as the organisation of choice for those wishing to enhance both their professionalism and their careers.
For full details of how to become a member of the IRO, its benefits and all of its courses and events can be found on the IRO website.