Archive for category: Training & Recruitment

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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Students go loco

Twelve teams of student engineers will compete to build the best locomotive at this year’s Railway Challenge held by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers at the Stapleford Miniature Railway near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, this July. Teams include: • University of Birmingham • Bombardier/Derby University • Brunel University • FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences • […]

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TfL takes over Crossrail tunnelling academy

Transport for London (TfL) has agreed to replace Crossrail at the head of the TUCA tunnelling academy in Ilford. TfL, which has signed a contract with Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) to run the facility, said it will use the site to support future tunnelling and infrastructure projects. TfL plans to train the Elizabeth […]
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Year of the apprentice

In striving to raise the number and standard of apprentices, the rail industry has inadvertently made 2016 the Year of the Apprentice. This first became clear at the start of the year with an announcement backing the creation of 30,000 apprentices in transport over the next few years and plans to write apprenticeship targets into procurement […]

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Trailblazer apprenticeship standard launched

The National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR), in partnership with Siemens, South West Trains and Fareham CEMAST, has become one of the first rail training centres to adopt the Rail Engineering Technician ‘Trailblazer’ Apprenticeship Standard – launched by Neil Robertson, genial chief executive of NSAR, at Rail Media’s Rail Franchising and Sustainability Conference in Leeds […]
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Expansion for rail apprenticeships

Network Rail is to expand its award winning Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme. The company has pledged to recruit 140 new apprentices to start training in March 2017. The three-year scheme will now offer 300 young people the chance to ‘earn while they learn’ in 2017. Apprentices will be recruited in two intakes – in March and […]
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