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

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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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Routes into Rail collaborating with RBD Rail Recruiter to provide access to the latest rail vacancies

Routes into Rail is collaborating with the rail sector exclusive job board RBD Rail Recruiter as part of its new website initiative. This will enable people to search and apply for the latest rail industry jobs from some of the sector’s biggest and best-known employers.  Routes into Rail is designed to provide people who are looking […]
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NSAR relaunches ‘Routes into Rail’ website to signpost the route to a rewarding career in rail

A revamped Routes into Rail campaign website backed by Network Rail, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and industry partners Amey, HS2, Railway Industry Association (RIA) and VolkerRail will deliver on the rail sector’s looming skills gap and workforce shortfall through a targeted approach to attracting new talent, especially younger people with technical and digital skills and experienced people changing career from […]
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HS2 offers summer placements to undergraduates

HS2’s construction partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), is launching a new undergraduate programme to help students gain valuable work experience aligned to their specialist subject area. The eight-week programme, which begins on 4 July 2022, will include opportunities to join Balfour Beatty VINCI’s civil engineering, commercial, design, construction, project controls and planning teams. Roles will […]
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HS2 investing in the future workforce of the rail industry

Over the length of the construction of Britain’s new high speed zero-carbon railway HS2 has recognised the importance of investing in the future. Apprenticeships form an essential gateway for young people to start their career in the rail industry. This has never been more important as it’s crucial the rail industry does all it can […]
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Relive our National Apprenticeship Webinar

Routes into Rail partnered with CareerMap as part of National Apprenticeship Week to hear the voices of apprentices from across the rail sector. Chaired by Mike Falconer,  Skills Manager at NSAR, the panel included four apprentices from different disciplines across rail. Rhiannon from Network Rail has been undertaking an apprenticeship in Finance. Ryan is nearing […]
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HS2 launches major recruitment campaign to mark National Apprenticeship Week

HS2 is continuing its commitment to ‘Build the Future’ – the theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week – by recruiting for more talented individuals to play a part in the construction of Britain’s new high capacity, zero carbon railway. 80 apprenticeship vacancies will go live this week, with more to follow in the weeks […]
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Register for the Routes into Rail Apprenticeship webinar

Next Tuesday February 8th from 9am, Routes into Rail are partnering with CareerMap to produce an event highlighting the apprenticeship opportunities available in rail. Representatives from NSAR, Amey, GWR, Network Rail and more will highlight the wide range of apprenticeship paths available in rail. You’ll hear from people on how their apprenticeship started, the challenges […]
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Virtual Reality will help make HS2 one of the most reliable railways in the world

Virtual Reality and real time monitoring by sensors built into HS2’s infrastructure including rails, bridges and overhead power lines will help make Britain’s new high speed rail network one of the world’s most reliable railways. Detailed designs being prepared by engineers working on Britain’s new highspeed rail network are being developed using advanced computer design […]
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Network Rail and The Talent Foundr programme inspires young people to pursue careers in rail

Network Rail and The Talent Foundry have completed the initial pilot scheme of the Track to the Future programme, which aims to inspire young people to consider a career in the rail sector. Four schools took part in the pilot programme: Lord Grey Academy (Bletchley), The Adeyfield Academy (Hemel Hempstead), King Edwards VI Handsworth Wood […]
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HS2 Graduate Scheme launches for 2022

HS2 Ltd is searching for talented graduates to join them to create Britain’s low-carbon, high-speed railway. It is offering 16 lucky applicants the chance to join its teams as part of the 2022 programme. This year’s graduate vacancies include: project management and IT focused roles; engineering roles supporting HS2’s vast construction programme; opportunities to join […]
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Network Rail’s Leaders Vow to Increase Disabled Workforce

Network Rail’s leaders have pledged to increase the number of disabled people they employ after figures showed that less than 3% of their 44,000-strong workforce has declared a disability or long-term health condition. Chair Sir Peter Hendy CBE, board member Dr Stephen Duckworth, and chief executive Andrew Haines vowed to tackle the issue during open […]
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