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 […]
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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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 • […]
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 […]