Latest updates on rail careers from the Routes into Rail team.

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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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Our commitment to the Armed Forces community

Supporting veterans and service leavers into careers in the rail industry. NSAR is the driving force behind Routes into Rail on behalf of the rail industry. Last week, NSAR Chief Executive Neil Robertson signed the Armed Forces Covenant, alongside Group Captain Daren Moss. By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, organisations pledge to support the Armed […]
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Explore rail careers with our virtual work experience programme!

Want to know what it is like to work in the rail industry? Find out with our virtual work experience programme! Routes into Rail has been working with Springpod to create a virtual work experience programme that helps you learn more about the different careers available in rail and gain a deeper insight into working […]
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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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Inspiring the next generation of rail professionals at the Big Bang Fair and UCAS Discovery Birmingham

Routes into Rail made an impact on students, teachers and parents at two recent events: the Big Bang Fair and UCAS Discovery Birmingham. The Big Bang Fair is a national event dedicated to inspiring young minds to pursue careers in STEM. Routes into Rail – along with funding organisations Network Rail, HS2, Freightliner, Amey and […]
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Employer Spotlight: HS2

Rail will need tens of thousands of new people in the coming decades to deliver big projects with billions of pounds of investment. The biggest of these projects is HS2. HS2 is Britain’s new high-speed rail line being built from London to the North-West. Almost 30,000 people are helping build HS2 and there will be […]
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Routes into Rail partnering with UCAS to reach a wide pool of young talent

As part of its revamped campaign, Routes into Rail is partnering with UCAS to reach young people considering their study and career opportunities. Routes into Rail, a sector-wide initiative launched in 2020, is the first point of contact for advice and information on all entry pathways into the sector for young people, and those returning […]
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Volker Rail Apprentices

Volker Rail – 2023 apprentice opportunitites

If you are searching for a career that will nurture your ambitions, VolkerRail is undertaking an apprentice recruitment drive, with a range of rail specific apprenticeships available, including engineering, signalling and electrification.  VolkerRail offers a range of site and office-based apprenticeship opportunities. Whether you’re looking to develop your industry experience, changing profession, or if you […]
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