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An organisation that works to provide skilled workers for the railway industry has expanded the opportunities it offers to young people.
Railway training company ARC Academy, which operates specialist training sites around the UK, has been on a recruitment drive and is now adding an electrical skills apprenticeship to its offer on one of its sites.
Expert problem-solvers are in short supply, and women make up less than 10% of the workforce, warns new engineering president Naomi Climer
The push to create apprenticeships fast has devalued their brand, with low level skills such as coffee-making being accredited, Ofsted has said.
The trains could be introduced on British railways within years as designers work on new model
A £1.2bn hike in the cost of the Great Western Main Line rail electrification is "staggering and unacceptable", the Public Accounts Committee has said.
The CBI and EEF sceptical about government plan to create 3m apprenticeships in five years, fearing high cost to business and low quality of training.
It's a crucial time for young people to decide whether they are going to spend the next three years at university - or pursue an alternative route.
Apprenticeships have long been considered a "second class route", but public opinion is changing, and rightly so. Not only do they offer a viable alternative to going to university, it's also an incredibly attractive option to boot.
We've pulled together some reasons which might make you think twice about apprenticeships.
Future of UK railway regulator in doubt after Public Accounts Committee says it has concerns over rail investment.
The trains are due to enter service on the new cross-London line in 2017
Ministers are introducing a penalty scheme to hold rail operators directly responsible and tackle companies who pass the blame.
New figures have suggested that just 16.4 per cent of the UK rail industry workforce is female.
The study, which has been released by Women in Rail, raised particular concerns about the shortage of women in rail engineering, just 4 per cent, and managerial positions.
ARC Academy UK, which is based in Cardiff, offers a comprehensive portfolio of training programmes to the rail industry, including providing Apprenticeships, and recruits are currently being sought for its sites at Cardiff, Bury, Watford and Barnsley.
The new National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) has opened in Northampton, providing a centre of learning that will focus on the development of digital skills.
A degree isn't the only route to a better career. If you're weighing up your options, you should also consider an apprenticeship.
Chancellor George Osborne has launched the National Infrastructure Commission to oversee £100bn of spending on infrastructure projects.
ACKLING the poor east to west connectivity that blights the North of England will be one of the first tasks of the Chancellor's new National Infrastructure Commission, George Osborne announced in York today.
With major projects underway including London’s new East-West rail link, Crossrail, new intercity trains being built for two of the UK’s main lines, and plans for High Speed Two (HS2) steaming ahead, the industry is facing a very busy period.
On a mild autumnal morning on the outskirts of Oxford last Monday, Chiltern Railways put its name in the history books.
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Plans to increase housebuilding and upgrade the railways are being threatened by a shortage of skilled workers, a new report has warned.
An organisation that works to provide skilled workers for the railway industry has embarked on a recruitment drive for new Apprentices.
Labour activists have voted to officially back rail nationalisation as party policy at their conference.
Bringing the railways back into public ownership was a key plank of Jeremy Corbyn's successful leadership bid.
The electrification of two railway lines is to be restarted after the projects were halted so a review could be carried out, the government says.
Britain’s railway sector must improve on efforts to develop apprenticeships, despite a recent pause placed on two major electrification programmes, the Transport Secretary has said.
David Cameron announced on the 17th of July a new £1m ‘Rail for Tourism innovation’ competition run jointly by RSSB and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne visited the new training campus at the Basingstoke Rail Operating and Training Centre with two of Network Rail’s first year apprentices on Thursday (20 Aug).
The government is pledging to create 30,000 new apprenticeships in the rail and road sectors by the end of this Parliament.
An organisation that works to provide skilled workers for the railway industry is going from strength to strength with the opening of two new training sites.
There are plans to invest £25 billion to fund more than 200 projects in the rail in-dustry up until 2019. While this is great news given the severe skills shortage in the industry, it also poses a challenge regarding who is going to carry out the work.
In recent weeks, it has been announced that passenger journeys on UK railways is at a record high. A report published by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) shows that there were 407.7 million passenger journeys between July 2014 and September 2014 – an increase of 4.4% from the same time period in 2013, and the largest number of passenger journeys recorded in a single quarter since the data was first collated in 2002.
Based in Wales, ARC Academy UK was established in June 2011 to deliver work-place skills to the long-term unemployed in rail engineering, health and social care, construction and call centres.