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

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Join RIA, YRP & WIR at Trailblazers North Networking Reception – 6th October 2021

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), Young Rail Professionals (YRP), and Women in Rail would like to invite you to the Trailblazers NORTH Networking Reception, on Wednesday 6 October, 18:00 – 20:00 held at the National Railway Museum, York. Trailblazers brings together young and experienced professionals from across the industry, to learn from each other, make […]
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Young HS2 Fan Names New Carbon-Friendly Freight Train

Jermaine Allen from Leeds unveiled the nameplate for GB Railfreight engine 66796, which he has named ‘The Green Progressor’, at the official opening of HS2’s new 30-acre logistics hub near Willesden Junction in London. The locomotive features a brand-new livery, promoting the environmental benefits of delivering construction materials by rail instead of road, which inspired […]
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RIA Publishes New Report on the Economic Value of Rail

A new economic report published by independent researchers Oxford Economics shows a UK railway industry powering ahead before the pandemic struck last year. The report, commissioned by the Railway Industry Association (RIA), shows UK rail as a major economic sector, driving growth, investment and jobs right across the UK. With the Government now looking for […]
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Back to School with HS2’s New Education Resources

HS2’s Skills, Employment and Education team has launched a range of brand-new educational and teaching resources which align to the national curriculum and promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. The materials, which are free to download from the education pages on HS2’s website, have been developed in conjunction with education specialists and promote the […]
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Amey Consulting Welcomes New Cohort of Degree Apprentices

This month, Amey Consulting welcomes 40 talented Graduate and Degree Apprentices to its Consultancy & Design and Advisory & Analytics businesses. In addition to Amey Consulting’s award-wining Rail and Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice schemes, three new programmes are being launched: Data Science, Environmental and Building Services. These will help bring new talent into an industry, […]
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Volker Rail and Porterbrook Sponsor Railway Children’s Three Peaks Challenge

The Railway Children’s Three Peaks Challenge by Rail, helps to raise life-changing funds for vulnerable children across the world. The event takes intrepid teams up all three of Britain’s highest peaks – Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis – in just two days, with a train providing the transport between mountains. Railway Children has suffered […]
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Amey Early Careers Challenge raises £11,000 for Cancer Research UK

Amey apprentices and graduates took part in the Amey Early Careers Challenge fundraising over £11,000 for Amey’s employee chosen charity, Cancer Research UK. The 29 apprentices and graduates split into five regional teams and were set a target of four weeks to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK. The teams came up with an array of fundraising […]
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Amey Consulting’s ‘Future Office Initiative’ wins prestigious RoSPA Award

Amey Consulting has been awarded an ‘Initiative of the Year Award’ by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its Future Office Initiative. Amey Consulting’s winning project focused on understanding the impact of homeworking during the Covid-19 pandemic on employee wellbeing and how the Covid-19 pandemic may affect its future offices. The ‘Future Office Initiative’ sought to understand the impact of homeworking on employees and their wellbeing, for […]
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Step into STEM: London King’s Cross to hold day of educational activities for children

Network Rail has teamed up with partners to put on a day of free science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities at King’s Cross. The event is aiming to get children involved in educational and fun-filled activities to help encourage them to participate in STEM subjects at school. They can also learn about the railway […]
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VolkerRail Receive Prestigious RoSPA President’s Award

Having been presented with its tenth Gold Medal Fleet Safety Award, VolkerRail is delighted to receive the prestigious RoSPA President’s Award for outstanding occupational road risk management, as well as its eighth consecutive Gold Medal Award, in recognition of its health and safety performance. Run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA […]
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HS2 Roadshow Coming to London

The HS2 roadshow will make three stops in the capital with pop up events scheduled to take place in Kings Cross on 5th August, Uxbridge on 2nd September and Ealing on 21st September. The events will allow residents and visitors to find out more about the exciting plans, now well underway, to bring Britain’s new […]
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RTM plants 250 trees for VolkerRail

The Rail Technology Magazine (RTM) has planted 250 trees in VolkerRail’s name, following employee engagement with its RTM365 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) digital event, held on Wednesday 16th June. The event, in which VolkerRail’s major projects director, Stuart Birch, was a guest speaker, brought together industry leaders, to share their knowledge on how to […]
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