Archive for category: Training & Recruitment

London Underground MD joins Crossrail

Mark Wild is set to become the new chief executive of Crossrail.
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Sydney Metro appoints new chief

Credit: Sydney Metro.Former Transport for Greater Manchester CEO Jo Lamonte has been appointed as the new chief of the biggest public transport project in Australia.
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New centre in Melbourne to meet skills demand for “tunnelling bonanza”

A stock photo of a tunnel boring machine. Photo: Manu Bahuguna.The Government of Victoria will invest A$16 million into building a centre of excellence for tunnelling training. 
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HS2 phase two MD leaves for job in Canada

Paul Griffiths, the managing director of HS2 phase two, will leave the company at the end of December to become program director for the $40 billion Metrolinx project in Canada.
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Network Rail appoints successor to chief executive Mark Carne

Andrew Haines, the current CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority. Photo: Network Rail.Andrew is expected to take up his new role in early autumn following a period of handover with Mark Carne.
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Morson Group acquires Canadian recruitment firm

Morson said that the acquisition strengthens its position in North America and in sectors such as power, telecommunications and engineering. 
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Hector Rail launches search for new CEO

Hector Rail’s CEO has decided to step down due to personal reasons, prompting the freight operator into an immediate search for his successor. Joakim Landholm said that he’s chosen to leave the company for personal reasons but will remain in his position until 2018. The search for the new CEO is expected to last “a […]
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Austria’s ÖBB recruits record number of apprentices

ÖBB, Austria's national rail infrastructure owner and operator, will train a record number of apprentices this year.
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‘UK’s loss, Canada’s gain’: Overseas appointment for ex-ScotRail MD

Phil Verster, a former managing director of Network Rail in London North East and for the ScotRail Alliance, has been appointed the new president and CEO of Canadian transport agency Metrolinx.
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Tunnel vision goes national

London’s Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) is to expand and fulfil a national role at the cutting edge of Britain’s burgeoning rail engineering industry. Set up in 2011 to support the urgent training needs of the Crossrail project, TUCA has been transferred over to TfL which has signed a contract with Prospects College of […]

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Gender, skills and shortages – How much progress is being made?

For a day in March, International Women’s Day and National Apprenticeship week coincided, giving much-needed prominence to two recurring areas of debate for the rail industry. Both events have been whole-heartedly embraced by rail companies but what practical steps are being taken to match this enthusiasm? Network Rail used International Women’s Day to highlight the […]

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