HS2 and Kickstart Initiative

Working in partnership with youth charity the Prince’s Trust,  HS2’s construction partner for West Midlands and Warwickshire Balfour Beatty VINCI has pledged to provide 30 Kickstart placements this year as part of its ongoing commitment to support young people from the local area into work. The partnership also aligns with the Read more…

Shaping the Future Through HS2

Our latest online panel event was arranged jointly with HS2 Ltd to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day – and is part of our ongoing work to increase the representation of women in the sector.  The panel was made up of senior women from our membership and female apprentices Read more…

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 Infrastructure.

Throughout the duration of their course, the Rail Leader Leaners have been sharing their experiences through a series of blog posts, media editorials and appearances on panel discussions at industry events in a bid to promote and champion a career in HS2 and high speed rail as widely as possible. (more…)

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 Read more…