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PRESS RELEASE: Routes into Rail celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

This week, 5-11 February, is National Apprenticeship Week. Routes into Rail is getting involved by helping people learn more about apprenticeships. The theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is ‘Skills for Life’. Apprenticeships are a great way for people of all ages to develop the skills they need to succeed in their careers. With

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Springpod virtual work experience programme reaches more than 550 students

In August 2023, Routes into Rail and Springpod created a virtual work experience programme that helps students learn about the different careers available in rail. The 10-hour programme gives students a deeper insight into working in the industry and focuses on the most in-demand roles in rail. It consists of information, fun activities and quizzes

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Our Impact in 2023

Partnered with UCAS In January 2023, Routes into Rail began a partnership with UCAS to reach engaged students considering university and apprenticeship options. The UCAS platform is the most visited and trusted portal for students in the UK. The partnership includes: An employer profile on the UCAS website. Social media and email campaigns to the

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Women in Engineering and Technology event reaches out to women interested in STEM careers

Last month, Routes into Rail, Network Rail and VolkerRail attended the Women in Engineering and Technology event to speak to young women interested in a STEM career. The in-person event was hosted by London South Bank University and streamed online. There were speeches from: Nilda Sanchez, a Senior Engineer at Network Rail Cecelia Hansen-Saunders, Commercial Director for VolkerRail Alice Williams-Allden,

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Routes into Rail creates new videos to demystify and promote rail careers

Routes into Rail has been working with video production company Cognitive to produce a series of videos with information about the rail industry and rail careers. These videos are aimed at students, graduates, people interested in apprenticeships, teachers and parents. The videos are placed throughout the Routes into Rail website to reinforce information about rail

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Meet Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain: Empowering innovation in rail

Railways have long been vital to connecting people and communities. Behind the scenes, there’s a world of innovation driving the industry forward. One person at the forefront of this movement is Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain, the Innovation Manager at East West Rail and self-described ‘Queen of the Railways’. Routes into Rail recently spoke to Daisy about her

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