If you’re currently an Apprentice, thinking about becoming one or your organisation offers an Apprenticeship scheme, come along and learn more about what Apprenticeships in the rail Sector can offer.
The Young Rail Professionals will be there promoting the railway industry as a great place to work and to inspire and develop the next generation of railway talent. They bring together people from all aspects of the industry, whether they are involved in engineering, asset management, train operations, strategic planning, maintenance, franchising, regulation, marketing or human relations. The Young Rail Professionals is open to any young rail professional so come along, speak to those already working in Rail and discuss how to become a member – it’s free!
The Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) are playing a huge part in the delivery of the Rail Sector Deal; in order to grow, SMEs need both opportunities and access to skilled people. RFM’s sector deal pilots aim to increase the pipeline of talent coming into the industry and identify some of those opportunities for SMEs to respond to.
Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) will be running two sessions at Rail Live (one on each day - times are TBC). Come along to hear Elaine Clark, CEO of RFM, talk about the Midlands Pilots and how you can become either an SME Apprentice or an organisation that takes on an Apprentice.
National Skills Academy Rail (NSAR) will also be supporting the Apprenticeship Zone, they provide membership, assurance, insights and skills solutions to help employers, trainers and organisations develop and sustain a highly skilled workforce to ensure the delivery of a world class rail service. They will be available to discuss how their knowledge and intelligence helps the rail sector & their members make informed decisions and target investment in resource planning. Their brokerage role enables the industry to increase its competitiveness through matching skills and workforce demand to training and education supply for both up-skilling and apprentices, thus enabling rail companies to deliver a more efficient railway; having the right people at the right time in the right place.
There will also be a number of colleges and organisations taking stands within this area, so please feel free to drop in and see what the rail sector can offer you!