With the growing recognition that companies must do more to increase diversity within their workforces, Tara Nolan, Global Railway Review’s Junior Editor, spoke to Nicola Hindle, Managing Director of Amey’s Consulting and Rail Business, to find out what inclusivity initiatives are currently in place at Amey.
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12 March 2019 | By Global Railway Review
Virgin Trains is now ‘JAM card friendly’, which has been extremely successful in Northern Ireland with over 20,000 cards in circulation and 2,000 app users.
8 March 2019 | By Kelly Forrest - MTR Crossrail
Developing a recruitment strategy that includes, or focuses on, improving the diversity of a workforce is excellent – in theory. However, words are simple. Putting these strategies into action can be a little more complicated, especially in the rail sector where we are dominated by a white male workforce and,…
5 March 2019 | By Global Railway Review
The National College for High Speed Rail is the main apprenticeship provider, with DB Cargo UK providing the technical driver training.
28 February 2019 | By Global Railway Review
Extensive interest in this initiative resulted in almost 50 applications from across both Australia and New Zealand.
27 February 2019 | By Global Railway Review
Ensuring unemployed individuals receive training and support to help them get on the job ladder is one of the commitments HS2 made in 2018.
6 February 2019 | By Alison Bell (MTR Crossrail)
When the rail industry discusses what a diverse workforce means, it is most commonly categorised by having a significant representation of women and individuals from BAME communities. However, it is rare for companies to consider, measure or actively pursue the less-talked-about aspects of diverse audiences.
28 January 2019 | By Global Railway Review
Apprenticeships are central to Network Rail’s skills development strategy and the company is a supporter of reforms to make them more flexible.
3 January 2019 | By Global Railway Review
Virgin Trains is the first train operator to adopt this kind of training approach, and it is hoped passenger experience during football season will benefit greatly from it.
30 November 2018 | By Global Railway Review
The companies will expand their graduate and apprentice schemes, with a particular focus on diversity and inclusion, and aim to attract and develop the best talent to work within HS2 project delivery teams.
27 November 2018 | By Global Railway Review
The ARA engaged BIS Oxford Economics to undertake a workforce capability analysis for the rail industry based on planned and forecasted rail infrastructure development.
MTR Crossrail HR Director, Alison Bell, ASLEF District Organiser, Nigel Gibson, and the drivers themselves explain how MTR and ASLEF quadrupled the number of female drivers in less than 12 months.