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Crucial to a great performing rail organisation is the well-being of the workforce behind the service. Whether front-line staff, train drivers, track workers, engineers, technicians or top-level management, having a safe, motivated and skilled workforce is imperative for an organisation working in the rail sector.
What are the trends and challenges facing rail’s workforce and how is the industry moving forward to support and develop its employees?
Responding to reports that the second phase of the HS2 scheme between Birmingham and Manchester may be abandoned, reviews by the Railway Industry Association (RIA) on the Department for Transport (DfT) data demonstrates that passenger numbers today are higher than in 2012, when HS2 was first approved. Numbers are returning…
With train manufacturing jobs threatened and factories at risk of closure, RIA has called for the Government to make immediate decisions on the building of rolling stock.
Deutsche Bahn have announced that approximately 5,500 young talent are set to start their professional lives at DB with official apprenticeships on 1 September.
ARA are trying to boost its workforce by urging school leavers to consider an apprenticeship in the rail industry.
Interlocking innovators, STI and Castell, are joining forces with fellow UK rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, to deliver integrated solutions to the risks associated with maintenance depots.
A new purpose-built rail safety centre in the North of England as part of the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade.
Network Rail have announced the appointment of Jake Kelly as the new Managing Director of its Eastern region.
Northern’s new multi-million-pound train simulators will provide driver, conductor and other rail apprentices with a full working cab environment.
The Australasian Railway Association has released its three-year Women in Rail strategy aimed at increasing women in rail.
HS2’s investment in upskilling and employment is delivering a boost to regional economies, with new figures showing hundreds of people securing full-time jobs in construction over the past three months.