Employment & Skills

Conversations with HSR supply chain in Doncaster

Our last supply chain engagement event in this series was hosted by HSRIL members Skanska in Doncaster, South Yorkshire – the site here having been established for almost a century, and employing a multi-skilled workforce of mechanical and civil engineers, fully trained in areas like fabrication, welding, electrical engineering, hydraulics and computer numerical control (CNC) [ … ]
HS2 Jobs Analysis Report

HS2 Jobs Analysis Report

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders commissioned Albion Economics to undertake some research to establish the short and medium term employment and training impacts of the HS2 project. The scope of the work focuses on the planning, design and construction phases of the project and provides: an estimate of the number of HS2 jobs that are already a [ … ]
High Speed Rail: Attracting the Brightest and the Best

High Speed Rail: Attracting the Brightest and the Best

We recently hosted our inaugural conference at Birmingham’s Thinktank Museum. The aim of the event was to address the longstanding skills shortage facing the rail industry, and in particular, how high speed rail can be a catalyst for transforming the skills base for the better. Chaired by Broadcaster Steph McGovern, the event offered delegates the opportunity to explore how the [ … ]

High Speed Rail: Attracting the Brightest and the Best

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) is hosting its inaugural conference at Birmingham’s Thinktank Museum. The conference titled ‘Attracting the Brightest and the Best’ aims to address the longstanding skills shortage facing the rail industry. In particular, it will focus on how high speed rail can be a catalyst for transforming the skills base for the better. A keynote [ … ]

Making the most of High Speed Rail

The final focus group in our initial programme of engagement with the supply chain was held at the National Training Academy for Rail  (NTAR), a multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility based in Northampton which acts as an international Centre of Excellence for skills development and collaborative working in the rail industry. NTAR was developed through a public/private partnership [ … ]

Rail Supply Group strategy highlights opportunities to maximise benefits to UK PLC

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) has launched its strategy to build growth in the UK rail industry and support exports. Fast Track to the Future sets out the sector’s long-term commitment to increase manufacturing and innovation capability and enhance productivity, skills and employment to support UK economic growth. High Speed Rail Industry Leaders welcomed the strategy: “The Rail Supply [ … ]