Routes in Rail seeks out partnerships to extend its reach and get information on rail careers out to a wide range of people.

If you are interested in partnership opportunities with Routes into Rail, please contact us.

Our current partners


Routes into Rail is partnering with UCAS to reach engaged students considering university and apprenticeship options. The partnership includes:

  • An employer profile on the UCAS website.
  • Social media and email campaigns.
  • A Routes into Rail stand at UCAS events attended by thousands of students.

Reach approximately 1.5 million students.

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Routes into Rail has been working with Springpod to create a virtual work experience programme that helps students learn more about the different careers available in rail and gain a deeper insight into working in the industry through a series of activities.

Springpod creates and provides a platform for interactive, experiential learning programmes that help young people learn about the world of work and university before they apply.

By doing the virtual work experience programme, students will be able to:

  • Explore the rail industry – from driving and engineering to data analytics and sustainability management.
  • Discover in-demand roles they may not have considered and the various ways to enter them.
  • Complete a series of quizzes and activities to help build their understanding of the industry, finishing the programme with a downloadable certificate.

The programme is available for anyone aged 15+ in school or college and is free of charge.

Reach approximately 900,000 students.

Railway 200

2025 marks 200 years since the first train journey.

Railway 200 will be a year-long nationwide campaign to celebrate 200 years of the modern railway and inspire a new generation of young pioneering talent to choose a career in rail. It invites community, rail and other groups to get involved. Starting in January 2025, a variety of activities and events are being planned to celebrate rail’s remarkable past, its role today and its importance to a sustainable future.

The aim of Railway 200 is shared by Routes into Rail and we are proud to support the celebrations.

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Armed Forces Covenant

NSAR, the driving force behind Routes into Rail, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge support to the Armed Forces community and ensure that service leavers, Reservists, volunteers, spouses and partners receive equal employment opportunities and appropriate support.

Rail is a great place for members of the Armed Forces community to work with lots of opportunities, progression and benefits. Some of the Routes into Rail funders – such as Network Rail and HS2 – have already signed the Covenant and are employing members of the Armed Forces community.

Rail Business Daily

The RBD Rail Recruiter is embedded on the Routes into Rail website to allow young people and career switches to shortlist roles, manage applications and apply for the latest rail industry jobs.

Discounts for employers to advertise vacancies on RBD Rail Recruiter is available to Routes into Rail funding organisations.

Reach approximately 73,000 rail industry professionals.

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