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Our commitment to developing skills and opportunities in the rail sector

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging diversity and championing the development of training, skills and career opportunities in the rail sector by providing bursaries for three ‘Rail Leader Learners’ to attend the National College of High Speed Rail (NCHSR) and study for the Certificate of Higher Education in High Speed Rail and [ … ]
National College of High Speed Rail preparing the UK's next generation of engineers and industry leaders

National College of High Speed Rail preparing the UK’s next generation of engineers and industry leaders

Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive of the National College for High Speed Rail, spoke to Rail Technology Magazine about how the brand-new facility is working to support businesses in upskilling the existing workforce, as well as preparing the UK’s next generation of talented engineers and industry leaders. The new £40m training facility, which includes two state-of-the-art buildings in Doncaster and [ … ]

The National College for High Speed Rail working with High Speed Rail Industry Leaders

The National College for High Speed Rail is the largest of five national colleges being created by Government to ensure British workers learn world class skills. The college has two campuses in Birmingham and Doncaster, with state-of-the art facilities such as virtual reality learning and a BIM cave in order to provide students with an [ … ]

Interview with Prof Felix Schmid, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE)

How does High Speed Rail differ from the conventional railway? High-speed railways share most, if not all, characteristics of conventional mainline railways, metros and even trams: They run on rails and are usually powered by electricity, they require structures and control systems, they are subject to variability in their environment and they must satisfy ever [ … ]

The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering

Britain’s love affair with rail depends on modernising an elderly network and turning it into a High Speed, high tech railway.

HS2: It’s all about the people

When looking at who will build and who will benefit from HS2, HS3 or indeed any future high speed rail project, there is no simple answer. As Ailie Macadam, Managing Director of Bechtel’s global rail business, has pointed out in her speech at today’s ‘Transport Times’ conference, there are thousands of potential suppliers, skilled workers, [ … ]